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Ingenious Mary: Innovative Irish Science Journalist Leaves a Formidable STEM Legacy

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

The premature death has taken place of Irish journalist Mary Mulvihill, aged 55, after a short illness. Mary was a one-of-a-kind national treasure in science history research and communication across many media platforms as well as in person, and an effective and infectiously enthusiastic community builder whose professional generosity seemed to know no bounds.

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

Will It Take 10,000 Days in Prison for Europe to Hold Eritrea to Account?

Christophe Deloire | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Christophe Deloire

The European Union and Sweden must face up to the fact that this regime just plays for time without regard for human life and basic human values. Until now the international community has naively played along but, 14 years after the crackdown that put Isaak and so many others behind bars, it is time to stop.

Jordan's Media at 'Dead End,' Laws Restrictive: Study

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.31.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Jordan's media are at a dead end and its laws are hampering journalists from working in an open environment, a report on freedom in that country revealed. One glaring issue from the "Dead End" statistics comparing results for 2013 and 2014 was that self-censorship had increased.

Obama Visits Family Of Steven Sotloff, Journalist Beheaded By Islamic State

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

MIAMI, May 28 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama met on Thursday with the family of American journalist Steven Sotloff, who was beheaded last y...

Media Ethics: Whose Standards?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Broadcast media are under intense pressure, given tight deadlines, security threats, competition and shrinking budgets. The key challenges are: How do we define media ethics and who sets the standards when the journalism of terror is becoming the new normal?

What Exactly Does a News Anchor Do During Their Work Day?

Quora | Posted 05.22.2015 | Media
Quora

It might seem as if anchors don't have much to do but read from a prompter and look nice, but, there's a lot more that goes into anchoring than that. My first producer explained live news like this, "There is a train that's coming at 6:00. You have to get on that train, prepared. If you're not ready, the train is still leaving, and you will still be on it."

How Technology Helps Journalists Protect Themselves

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
The Next Ten Challenge

More than ever before, journalists who work in dangerous zones understand the importance of technology to improve safety and reduce risk. Orellana, an investigative reporter for La Prensa, Honduras, works in San Pedro Sula, which has the highest murder rate in the world, with 186 murders per 100,000 people. Unwilling to investigate stories with only phone interviews, she enters the turf of drug cartels to interview victims of violence.

An Era of Reporting Under Fear

Raza Rumi | Posted 05.12.2015 | Media
Raza Rumi

The state of journalism has obviously changed. The gruesome murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 by al Qaeda started this dangerous trend.

Gabriel Arana

How To Protect Journalists In The World's Most Dangerous Places

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.07.2015 | Media

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

Maxwell Strachan

Female Journalists Say Floyd Mayweather Banned Them From Saturday Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.03.2015 | Sports

"Dear Mayweather camp: You are cowards."

Journalist Critical Of Macedonian Government Receives Chilling Death Threat

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2015 | Media

* Concern over deteriorating media freedom in Macedonia * Ex-Yugoslav republic locked in political crisis * Journalist r...

Smartwatches Do Little for Journalists But More Useful Wearables Are on the Way

Kerry J. Northrup | Posted 06.13.2015 | Media
Kerry J. Northrup

Don't look to this first wave of wearables for much that changes how journalists do their jobs gathering news. Coming next, however, are things such as a wrist-launched personal drone and jersey-mounted sports cameras that could open up whole new editorial approaches.

Improving the Way We Access Humanitarian and Crises News

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 05.17.2015 | Media
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

It can be very deceptive. In the digital age, we feel inundated with news and information, and so it feels like we have more access to global news than ever before. As Caroline explains, that's actually not the case.

Boris Nemtsov -- Another Russian Is Dead

Carole Keeney Harrington | Posted 05.09.2015 | World
Carole Keeney Harrington

The killing of Nemtsov successfully eliminates the most worrisome gnats buzzing Putin in recent years.

In China, Authorities Treat J-Visa Requests as Privilege, Not Professional Right

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.04.2015 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

In November 2013 delays and refusals in issuing visas for foreign correspondents in China were making headlines. In March 2014 the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China described the situation as "grim." A report on results of its most recent member survey found "Chinese authorities are continuing to abuse the press card and visa renewal process in a political manner."

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 04.25.2015 | 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 04.22.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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.