We are witnessing a far greater transformation in society and the economy and the world of work than just a few newspapers going out of business.
Despite cries to save student journalism in the Mississippi Delta, the state's higher education commission voted unanimously to cut Delta State University's journalism program Thursday.
A good interview is memorable. It makes you leave your own world and enter that of another person. It makes you understand the reality of that person. A good interview also has a good reporter that shows curiosity.
One interesting journalism ethics question emerging from the kerfuffle: Are regular exclusive op-eds from the school president worth giving up the right for an immediate rebuttal?
In the early days of the American Republic, news media, meaning newspapers and pamphlets, proliferated. They were highly partisan, often nasty, and not necessarily wedded to the truth.
Newsweek's editors have done a disservice to their readers with the publication of Randy Simmons' broadside attack on wind power. Simmons argues, in short, that government subsidy of wind power (such as the production tax credit, or PTC) is counterproductive and too costly.
Encryption is becoming a standard item of the journalism toolkit, a must-have for anyone hoping to report on sensitive issues that might upset institutions of power. And it's not just the NSA journalists and sources need to protect themselves from.
Is this how 'journalism' happens most of the time - a press release or a statement of fact by the police or the US Military or the Government suddenly becomes the truth, via the 'professional journalist'?
This is the second of two posts on the media's role in the national conversation about global climate change and clean energy. The first post can be f...
Alicia Caldwell ended a 12-year run at The Denver Post Tuesday when she left the newspaper for a job as communications director for the Colorado Department of Human Services. Before her departure from the Post last week, Caldwell answered a few questions via email about journalism, the Post, and her new job.
When even a respected publication like Rolling Stone makes bombshell allegations of criminal activities without checking their facts because the subject matter has a special status in the editors' eyes, then journalism is headed down a very slippery, subjective slope, and the credibility of the press itself is at stake.
For the past few days I have been writing about the 'death' of journalism as a profession. This morning, I got an email from a classmate of mine at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (Class of 1983). She wrote: "I Actively try to talk people out of it." A career in journalism, that is.
Journalists and media executives from around the world assembled last week for an International Press Institute (IPI) conference headlined "On the Path to a Free Media." But protests by local journalists underscored that there are still some treacherous turns -- and a few dangerous potholes -- along Myanmar's long road toward establishing greater press freedom.
Storytelling has a number of objectives, and ethical considerations are not necessarily compatible with these priorities. When we hear a story we want it to be engaging, we want to relate to interesting characters.
He was always "Jack" - never Jacob, his given name - and his byline at news organizations that he worked at for nearly seven decades all around the world was always "Jack Freeman."
Ladies and gentlemen (or to avoid being gender-specific) members of The American Copy-Editors and Fact-Checkers Guild: It is my pleasure to welcome each one of you and, of course, "you" in the plural sense, to this evening's Hall of Fame Banquet.