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Are Journalists Joking Too Much On Twitter?

Craig Kanalley | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

Who doesn't enjoy laughing? Who doesn't like making other people laugh? That said, a "journalist" has a serious job. Some duties: relay critical information in a timely manner, hold public leaders accountable, serve the general public. Why then is Twitter so often filled with snark?

Are Journalists Joking Too Much On Twitter?

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 01.23.2013 | Technology

I've thought about writing this a few times before, but this is a sensitive one. I don't want to come across as humorless. I love to laugh. I think...

Walking a Tightrope: News Media & Freedom of Expression in the Middle East

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.16.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

No entity could be walking a tightrope more than news media in the Middle East following a spate of uprisings, revolutions, regime changes and civil wars over the last two years.

What I Learned From Legendary Journalist Ray Suarez: His Toughest Interviews Ever

Gillian Frew | Posted 02.10.2013 | Media
Gillian Frew

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?

Famed War Correspondent: Journalists More At Risk Today Than Ever

Posted 12.11.2012 | Media

Sebastian Junger, author of 'War' and director of the documentary Restrepo joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to discuss his Reporters Instructed In Saving ...

Our Democracy Is Only as Strong as Our Press

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 02.06.2013 | Media
Carnegie Corporation of New York

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.

How About News We Can Trust?

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.29.2013 | Media
Craig Newmark

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.

Can Photos From Gaza Help Blaze the Path to Peace?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 01.28.2013 | Media
Linda Milazzo

One can't emphasize enough the unique ability media has to influence public opinion.

Deborah Blum, Master of Reinvention

Bill Lucey | Posted 01.26.2013 | Media
Bill Lucey

For those troubled about the rapid crumbling of the daily newspaper and the end of serious journalism, Blum points out that the industry is actually in a state of evolution, not decline.

Covering This Gaza War

Sherine Tadros | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Sherine Tadros

Gaza is not a particularly hard story to cover; it's happening all around you. The biggest problem for journalists is in fact that it is so obviously an unbalanced conflict.

Denver Reporters Say 2012 Presidential Race Drowned out Coverage of Local Races

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

During a panel discussion on local coverage of the 2012 election, journalists said the presidential election, as it played out in Colorado, consumed so much of their time that they were unable to give proper attention to other important Colorado race.

Reporters Beware: Election Observer Myths Are Easy to Spread, But Still False

J.P. Freire | Posted 01.05.2013 | Media
J.P. Freire

Are you a reporter covering polling places? If so, you've probably already familiarized yourself with the rules of polling places. But what you may not know could make you look foolish. Here are a few myths you should avoid repeating.

Of Groupthink, Financial Bubbles, and Lance Armstrong

Eric Laursen | Posted 12.31.2012 | Media
Eric Laursen

Monday's New York Times included a fine column by David Carr, taking the mainstream sports media to task as not-to-silent partners in the selling of the Lance Armstrong legend.

True Courage in Journalism

Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. | Posted 12.29.2012 | Media
Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr.

Tonight, the International Women's Media Foundation will hold its annual Courage in Journalism Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, honoring three women journalists for their courageous reporting and presenting its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Restoring trustworthiness to news

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media
Craig Newmark

Hey there, folks, I'm speaking at the Poynter Journalism Ethics Symposium today. I gave my speech a little earlier, and this is what I talked about: ...

Transformation in Media Means Transforming Ourselves

Vivian Norris | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I kept wondering about those who own and control and create much of the media and how much if any time they spend on meditation, creating consciousness and how what they do affects all of us.

A Social Person's Social Media Problem

Andrew Cotto | Posted 11.27.2012 | Technology
Andrew Cotto

There's a dynamic of technical expertise and social-digital elan I just haven't mastered. It began with e-mail back in my days as a salesman. My attempts at engagement were often clumsy, annoying, stilted and embarrassing.

Where Did We Go Wrong?

Keith Brown | Posted 11.21.2012 | Media
Keith Brown

The cult of opinion has overtaken what's left of the empty shell of respectability that my profession once enjoyed, and even that is rife with inaccuracy, omission or outright lies.

'Kill the Reporters'

Thomas Peele | Posted 10.31.2012 | Media
Thomas Peele

Targeting reporters to avoid scrutiny is rare in the United States, especially compared to Mexico, Russia, the Philippines and elsewhere where they are silenced with seeming impunity, but it's happened.

Breaking Bloody News of the American Revolution, 1775

Todd Andrlik | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media
Todd Andrlik

We live in a time of constant debate and discussion about political and military media coverage. So, now is perhaps the best time to study media coverage of the American Revolution and the birth of the United States.

Pucker Up: Ukrainian Journalist Who Kissed Will Smith Lands in L.A.

Jonathan Handel | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

When Vitalii Sediuk (Віталій Седюк) gave Kylie Minogue a bottle of fresh goat's milk, the поп-икон -- or pop icon, if you prefer...

The Unspoken Truth About Influential Liars

Jure Klepic | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Jure Klepic

Would you be telling the truth if you said you always lie? Ryan Holiday says he lied and manipulated the mass media as a marketer for years.

Letting the Source Call the Shots

Edward Wasserman | Posted 10.03.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

Naturally, the value of source feedback can't be discounted. After all, if they were worth consulting to assemble the story, wouldn't their views on the story's adequacy be worth weighing? Still, there's a huge danger of compromise and corruption.

Reporters Know What the 'Voter ID' Push Is Really About. Why Don't They Just Say So?

Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Media
Dan Froomkin

Does any journalist who is not an overt shill for the right actually believe that Republicans are pushing voter ID laws because they're concerned about voter fraud? No, of course not.

Advice For An Aspiring Journalist, From Maria Bartiromo (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Financial expert and anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell" Maria Bartiromo shared her advice on pursuing a career in journalism when she joined me on Monday...