Journalists in the public eye know exactly what kinds of questions to expect because they've made careers out of fielding the same ones: What's your take on xyz current event, who will run for office in 2016, and, of course, what's the future of journalism?
Many have despaired over the perceived decline of journalism. But I see many reasons for hope. In our new digital environment, what endures is the need for excellence, knowledge and integrity from a free press who helps people become good citizens.
The search for identity, occurring in the context of a contemporary ethos of rugged individualism, collectively carried to extreme, even unto selfishness and narcissism, is an obsession in our time.
Two senior editors at India's widely watched Zee News were arrested last week by police in New Delhi on charges of extortion, leading to a massive debate in the world's largest democracy on the state of Indian media.
Even though the messages it contained were not always positive, it was a pleasure to read "Post-Industrial Journalism," an essay outlining the current state of the journalism industry (or lack thereof) and where we go from here.
Nothing I do is altruistic the way I look at things; it just feels right. A nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.
Me, I just want news I can trust. Sure, I'm not in the news industry, and have no idea how to fix the problem. However, maybe we can get a good start regarding what might be the worst of ethical abuses.
The way cultural news and entertainment reporting took such a severe beating during the "Great Downsize'' within the newspaper industry of this past historic recession, you might be wondering whatever became of all those wonderful classical music writers?
As I write down the words of my life story, I remember those simple high school days with my trusty reporter's notebook with my eyes fixed on my interview subject to begin the beautiful process to tell an untold story.
In order for a positive story to be successful, it has to have a gripping narrative. But with stories such as these, sometimes a positive outlook helps illuminate a societal flaw while also providing readers with insight on how to fix it.
To ignore the role of Israel's occupation of Gaza is to ignore the fundamental fact needed to frame the latest escalation in reality rather than rhetoric and propaganda. To do otherwise, flagrantly falsifies the very premise of the conflict.
If the shoe fits, get LeBron James to buy it for you. That's what I wanted to do recently when I went to the Nike Factory Store in Riverhead, N.Y., to purchase a pair of sneakers.
"How could I regret doing something that has united all of Greece?" said Vaxevanis. "This is one of the few instances when all Greeks have united, demanding change and an end to corruption."
Bad design does irreversible harm to an infographic. It trivializes good content (for the rare visitor who chooses to wade through the ugliness and confusion instead of fleeing in horror at the sight of it) and reflects badly on you and your business.
Much of the reporting on now-former CIA Director David Petraeus has been filled with factual detail. But a piece on the front page of the same day's Boston Globe, modeled another side of journalism -- the ugly practice of protecting anonymous cheap shots.
As new and dynamic media begins to take a larger role in advertising, marketing and public relations, journalism schools can begin to modify curriculum to accommodate these transformations.