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In China, authorities treat J-visa requests as privilege not professional right

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 03.04.2015 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

Bob Dietz/CPJ Asia Program Coordinator In November 2013, delays and some outright refusals in issuing visas for foreign correspondents in China were ...

When Public Officials Threaten The Reporters Just Trying To Keep Them Honest

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media

You'd think that Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, who holds a master's degree in broadcast journalism, would appreciate a good investigative story. Last w...

Netanyahu 'Rose Garden Strategy'

Tal Schneider | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Tal Schneider

The danger for a Prime Minister whose entire strategy seems to be unraveling into a whirlwind of small, sordid accusations and large, public miscalculations (Congress, anybody?) is that his own people may get the message he has no interest in speaking with them.

Sorry, Journalism Students, The Job Market Looks Bleak

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Media

We're back with your daily dose of depressing journalism news: unemployment rates are dropping for nearly all college majors, with the notable excepti...

Why Do We Expect News Anchors to Be Great Reporters?

Karen Frankola | Posted 02.20.2015 | Media
Karen Frankola

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is denouncing a Mother Jones story that charges he has his own Brian Williams problem. The magazine accuses O'Reilly of ma...

Toward Trustworthy News: 'Lies, Damn Lies, and Viral Content'

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.11.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

My perspective, as usual, is that I'm a news consumer, never told anyone how to fix the news, I just want news I can trust.

Elaine Huang: It's OK to Try New Things and Fail

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Elaine Huang, Correspondent for Southeast Asia and Content Strategist at e27.co, shares how she has transitioned from writing about rice and Myanmar to eventually moving to Singapore covering innovative tech startups in the region.

New Global Effort to Protect Journalists Takes Shape

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
The GroundTruth Project

There has never been a more perilous time for freedom of expression. The beheading by the self-proclaimed Islamic State of yet another journalist, this time a Japanese correspondent named Kenji Goto, is part of the continuing horror.

J-Schools Must Include Safety Courses in Curricula

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.02.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Both IFJ and UNESCO have been quite active in promoting the topic and have published guidebooks on how journalists can protect themselves in various scenarios that spell trouble. It's the belief that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

How to Restore Trust in News

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

It's hard to trust the news overall when many major stories are ignored by news outlets. It's hard to trust the news when the press does so little fact-checking.

After Charlie Hebdo Attack, Reflecting on the War on Journalism

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
The GroundTruth Project

My hope is that we will honor the martyrs -- and I think the journalists killed in their newsroom were definitely martyrs -- by finding that critical balance between counter-terrorism strategies and our collective human right to freely express our views.

Embracing Those Who Disagree -- Because They Embrace You

Stacy Bare | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Stacy Bare

No one or at least I hope no one that would read this blog would want to see anyone killed for speaking their mind, no matter what it was that was being said, even if they disagreed.

How to Get Journalists to Write About Your Startup

Lee Schneider | Posted 01.07.2015 | Small Business
Lee Schneider

We call it outreach. It's the art of getting in touch, usually by email, with bloggers and journalists, and then asking them to write about your startup.

Journalists Share Powerful Memories From 2004 Tsunami

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 02.25.2015 | Media

Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from I...

Webbmedia Group's "2015 (Tech) Trend Report" Sets The Pace

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.08.2015 | Technology
Magda Abu-Fadil

What irony within a fortnight! Stephen Hawking rings alarms about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) with machines outsmarting humanity, co...

Lawyer Demands New Inquiry In Death Of Myanmar Journalist

Reuters | Posted 02.01.2015 | Media

* Freelance journalist died after being detained by army * His wife, rights groups believe he was tortured * United Stat...

Ferguson: The Torch Has Been Passed

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.29.2015 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

This may not be the "American Winter" to compare with the recent "Arab Spring." But it's the start of something significant. And I believe it's time it's time for us to let our young people share the daunting task of cleaning up the mess they stand to inherit.

Greek Journalists On Strike

AP | Posted 01.26.2015 | Media

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek journalists are on a 24-hour strike, pulling all newscasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike against ...

Inaction Is Tacit Approval: Why I Deleted My Uber Account

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I've realized that when I give my money to companies that not only ignore the negative effects of unchecked bro-culture but actively embrace dirty tactics to get the advantage, I have become part of the problem that I am working to eradicate.

Brother Of Detained WaPo Reporter Hopeful About Release

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.19.2014 | Media

It has been nearly four months since Iran detained Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian without charge, and while the government hasn't offered any ...

Joey Alarilla: Reinvent and Continue Innovating for Growth

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Constantly innovating, open to collaboration and always reinventing himself - these are just some of the things I could quickly think of whenever Joey Alarilla, is mentioned.

Popular New England TV Personality Bianca de la Garza Shines as a Single Mom

Caroline Presno | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In a Q&A with Garza, I asked about her parenting style with her 8-year-old daughter, Danica, the challenges of being a single mom and how she overcomes them, and the specific steps she takes to balance career and motherhood.

4 Travel Memoirs You've Probably Never Heard of

Dominique Kane | Posted 01.10.2015 | Travel
Dominique Kane

Picking up an amazing travel memoir about someone else's experience in a foreign country is one of the most effective ways for would-be travelers to escape, on a more regular basis than their annual holiday.

Can the Helpless Bet on Journalists?

Ali Hashem | Posted 01.04.2015 | Media
Ali Hashem

A decade and few years working as a journalist taught me few good things. Few but enough to help me pave my way to the truth whenever it's a bit clear for someone like me to see.

Images and Media Ethics: How Much, How Far?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about pictures that prompts journalists, activists, and social media users to take liberties with people's privacy, lives and destinies, and be sloppy in what they publish?