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Rumors: Are Lebanese Media Culprits? Take 2

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.10.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Rumors are Lebanon's daily bread with legacy media and citizen journalists accused of fanning the flames amid domestic political unrest, economic uncertainty, and regional upheaval whose sparks are burning Lebanese fingers.

Rumors: Are Lebanese Media Culprits?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.05.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

News of a mini civil war in Lebanon between the Lebanese army and fighters thought to belong to the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) triggered a wave of rumors this week that were blamed in part on traditional media.

Undaunted, Octavia Nasr Tweets to New Heights

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.04.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

As a reporter and editor who dealt extensively with conflicts around the world, Nasr's learned countless lessons. After her Twitter flap, she became a non-person on CNN's blogosphere.

Reese Erlich: "Stop using the word 'terrorist'"

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christian Avard

Defining what a terrorist is and isn't is a major dilemma. What one may consider terrorism, another may consider resistance. So where does one draw ...

Thomas Friedman: Why CNN Shouldn't Have Fired Octavia Nasr Over Hezbollah Comment

New York Times | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I find Nasr's firing troubling. Yes, she made a mistake. Reporters covering a beat should not be issuing condolences for any of the actors they cover....

Hezbollah Denounces CNN For Firing Editor: 'Intellectual Terrorism'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

BEIRUT — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah has denounced CNN's decision to fire a Middle East editor for posting a note on Twitter expressing admi...

What Journalism Students Can Learn From Shirley Sherrod, JournoList

Matt Vasilogambros | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Matt Vasilogambros

Take note of what happened in the world of journalism this summer. As we've seen, even professionals continue to adapt to the industry and learn from the actions of their colleagues.

The Jews Control Everything? I Want My Share!

Noa Tishby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noa Tishby

It's a long way from arguing with a government's policy, to labeling all Jews as conspirators. If you have a problem with the Israeli government, talk about the government but do not bundle me into your Jewish paranoia.

Tweeting for Teenagers: Practicing Safe Text

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

The problem with tweeting, it would seem, even if one is able to keep the tweets on the level of the mundane, is a lack of editor. A lack of filter. It's like unprotected sex.

Fired Over Twitter: 13 Tweets That Have Got People CANNED

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith and Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

To your employer, you are what you tweet. While most of your Twitter updates may be harmless--whether it's the latest viral video or what you had f...

Taking the Me From Social Media

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mayhill Fowler

In the last month, a prominent journalist and two State Department spokesmen have fallen afoul of the tweet. Similarly, Dave Weigel lost his job over a few emails. The fates of these four are a reminder of the perils of social media.

Mistweeted: The Firing of Octavia Nasr

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

I don't think that when the true feelings of any newsperson somehow slip out into the realm of the public, the journalist is now spoiled and has "lost credibility." That's just nonsense.

CNN's Octavia Nasr: Another Victim of America's Thought Police

Abbas Barzegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abbas Barzegar

For most outsiders Ayatollah Fadlallah was just another bearded Muslim priest warped in from the medieval period hell bent on destroying western civilization. For Middle East insiders he was a moderating force.

CNN Editor OUT After Controversial Hezbollah Tweet

Huffington Post | Lindsay Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN's Octavia Nasr is leaving the network over a tweet in which she praised a late Hezbollah leader. Nasr, CNN's Senior Editor of Middle East affairs...