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Syd Schanberg: Gone, But Still Filing His Stories

Pranay Gupte | Posted 07.09.2016 | Media
Pranay Gupte

It's tempting to say that Syd's brand of journalism will be missed. Of course it will. But the apex of his creativity and enterprise was 40 years ago, and it was a very different time then.

CHALLENGING FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.20.2016 | Media
Michael Brenner

Freedom of speech is the keystone of civil liberties. Freedoms of press and assembly are meant to protect it. Freedom from unwarranted searches and se...

Newt Has A Monstrously Bad Idea

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Newt Gingrich's supposed smartness is rather indiscriminate, when examined closely. Newt has what he considers 10 or 12 brilliant ideas each day, which he is in the habit of just tossing out for discussion.

Trump Exists Because We Wanted Him to Exist

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

If not Donald, someone else would be Trump. America has been waiting for him.

Helsinki's Data Journalism, Transparency and Scoops

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.05.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Turning numbers and data into scoops. Helsinki journalists have been doing it for years and serve as good examples for media worldwide. "We do a lot...

FIJ and Schuster Institute Launch Initiative for Diversity in Social Justice Investigative Reporting

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 06.02.2016 | Media
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

Without greater diversity in journalism, some very important stories are never pitched, some assignments never made, facts never gathered, and serious abuses of power never uncovered.

This Radio Station Is Trying To Heal One Of The Most War-Torn Parts Of Africa

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.07.2016 | World

There is a river that runs through Bambari, one of the largest cities in the Central African Republic. The city’s Muslim community lives on one side...

What Is Write a House Worth?

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.26.2016 | Detroit
Toby Barlow

It's not a passing thing. We're not going to stop working on this idea. Not for a long time. We're incredibly happy with its success. We love the writers we have discovered and we can't wait to discover more. We're proud of what Write A House has accomplished so far, and we're very curious to see what it will do next.

The Price of Journalism

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 05.19.2016 | Media
Adrian Margaret Brune

The state of journalism today is the responsibility of the news corporations, capricious media owners and fluctuating editors-in-chief who decided 15 some odd years ago that the media would give the people the "content" they wanted and not the information they needed.

Job Needed for Non-Sellout Author!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.17.2016 | Media
Jerry Ashton

There it was. Very pure, very simple and very direct in the bio posting in LinkedIn by alt.media journalist Cat Watters. A posting that spoke to that need experienced by almost every non-mainstream journalist, blogger, photographer, videographer, audio interviewer, and artist in America -- if not throughout the world.

If Our Gatekeepers Can't Function Properly, We Are Doomed

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.11.2016 | Education
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Barry Jason Mauer UCF Forum columnist Andrew Wakefield, a British doctor who lost his medical license in 2010, falsely claimed in a 1998 scientifi...

#WPFD2016 Drives Freedom, Safety, Rights for Journalists

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.07.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

As UNESCO held its World Press Freedom Day (#WPFD2016) conference this week, an Egyptian speaker lamented the declining state of liberty in her countr...

Explaining The Trump / Republican Base Part 3: "Impact" of Journalists

Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.26.2016 | Media
Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D.

Photo courtesy of Adobe "The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer." Edward R. Murrow For those who are unfam...

Could Donald Trump Change Journalism for the Better?

The Conversation US | Posted 04.25.2016 | Media
The Conversation US

It is unsurprising that wherever Donald Trump goes, headlines follow. But what is particularly interesting is just how many of those headlines involve the practice of journalism and journalists themselves.

The Upitch App vs.The HARO Mailing List

Allison Kugel | Posted 04.21.2016 | Technology
Allison Kugel

HARO HARO is an acronym short for Help A Reporter Out; the mailing list that started on Facebook and picked up steam until it was ultimately acquired...

What's It Like To Be a Young Journalist in Greece

Kelly Fanarioti | Posted 04.13.2016 | Media
Kelly Fanarioti

Time passed by quickly and before I had realized it, I had finished my studies and it was time for me to enter the job market. When I was still eighteen, I was doing my practice at the offices of a newspaper and at the same time, I started writing articles for different free presses.

3 Insider Tricks To Successfully Pitch To The Media

Catriona Pollard | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

The purpose of pitching media angles is to gain the attention of a journalist in the hopes your story will be published. There are many approaches you...

Living In The Moment: Trump Style

Brenda M. Cotter | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Brenda M. Cotter

We have more than enough evidence that Trump is a carnival barker, an extreme narcissist, a demagogue, and a hothead. We need no further proof that he has continually made profoundly racist and misogynist comments, as well as many other crude, stupid, and offensive statements.

"Al Arabiya" Chops Beirut Bureau

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.01.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It wasn't an April Fools' joke. The ax fell hard today on the Beirut bureau of Saudi-owned Al Arabiya and Al Hadath satellite news channels: total clo...

Turkey: An Uncertain Ally

David L. Phillips | Posted 03.30.2016 | World
David L. Phillips

NATO is more than a security alliance. It is a coalition of countries with shared values. If Turkey stays on its authoritarian course, the Obama administration should rethink the scope of US-Turkey relations.

We Must Hold Assad to Account for Murdering Doctors and Journalists

Donna McKay | Posted 03.24.2016 | World
Donna McKay

They are supposed to enjoy a protected status on the battlefield. But in Syria, where the crisis marked its fifth year this month, health workers and journalists are deliberately targeted.

How Quitting My Full Time TV Job Saved My Marriage and Sanity

Stacy-Ann Gooden | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women
Stacy-Ann Gooden

Between work, school, and taking care of little ones, I felt like I was just going through the motions. There were moments when I was so tired I couldn't remember simple things.

Do Fundamental Rights Matter to the EU?

Shadi Sadr | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
Shadi Sadr

Some have argued that in the post-Iran-deal-era, the EU would prefer to engage Tehran with human rights dialogue rather than adopting aggressive strategies such as public statement or human rights sanctions. Yet, there is not a single piece of evidence to show such engagement.

A Surge in Psychiatric Punishment in the Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 03.07.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

A particularly despicable way of punishing dissidents during Soviet times was committing them to insane asylums.

Journalists in India Threatened and Attacked

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 03.03.2016 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

Journalists across India are facing death threats, beatings, and jail sentences, and one has been shot dead in recent months, according to CPJ research on the world's largest democracy.