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4 Ways to Make Online Marketing Reporting More Productive

Ian Mills | Posted 10.23.2016 | Business
Ian Mills

Reporting is an essential part of marketing. Effective reports let you analyse how each element of your marketing program is performing. One of the mo...

Dying is hard but hospital beds are fun!

Connie Lawn | Posted 09.17.2016 | DC
Connie Lawn

Dying is hard but hospital beds are fun! From Connie Lawn September, 2016 Hello friends and family. Thanks to your love, patience, and excell...

The American News License Never Expires

Mark Silva | Posted 06.14.2016 | Media
Mark Silva

There is nothing like the attempted denial of a fundamental right in a free society to ensure that this right will be exercised to its fullest. If "yes" was ever intended to ingratiate a news reporter, in a bid for good press, "no" is a sure guarantee that you won't like what you read.

Together Forever - Logs and Metrics

Ben Newton | Posted 05.13.2016 | Technology
Ben Newton

"Together forever and never to part Together forever we two And don't you know I would move heaven and earth To be together forever with you" --Rick A...

Writing as an Act of Generosity

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Every now and then, I teach a class to young would-be journalists and one of the first things I talk about is why I consider writing an act of generosity. But for the foreign correspondent, especially in war zones, the generosity lies in the very act of entering a world filled with dangers.

Are Your Reports Working For You?

Sophie Andrews | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

If you've ever spent an hour (or more) playing office bingo in yet another useless meeting or struggled to understand why your business isn't making money even though sales are up, then you'll know the frustration that can come with trying to get an accurate picture of a business's position.

Why Buying a Newspaper Makes a Lot of Sense

David Chavern | Posted 04.29.2016 | Media
David Chavern

There has been a flurry of news recently about various newspaper groups being bought and sold. And each time I have gotten some version of the questio...

Breaking Down Barriers in Sexual and Reproductive Health Reporting in Africa

Andy Bryant | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

This is a guest post by Humphrey Nabimanya, founder of Reach a Hand Uganda. Journalists and bloggers in a group exercise on how to craft a catchy h...

What It's Like To Report From The Front Lines Of The Zika Virus

The Huffington Post | Samantha Storey | Posted 04.14.2016 | Media

Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly, a condition where infants are born with smaller-than-normal heads, and other fetal brain defects, the U.S. Cent...

A pretty face on the crisis

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

How do you revive interest in a story that has been around for more than five years? A story, that actually feels like a cliché from a region regular...

Buffett, Bezos and the Case for Investing in News Media

David Chavern | Posted 02.02.2017 | Media
David Chavern

If you want to know who still believes in a future for news media, just turn to some of our most respected businessmen: Warren Buffett. Jeff Bezos. Jo...

Belarusian Journalist Convicted Of 'Illegal' Reporting

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Media

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A Belarusian journalist has been fined for freelancing for an exiled television channel under a new restrictive media law in t...

A White Girl's Take on Police Shootings

Melissa McCarty | Posted 11.15.2016 | Crime
Melissa McCarty

Fear is the primary cause of increased officer involved shootings. The growing social uprising is from mounting resentment towards law enforcement wit...

The New York Times and Washington Post Are Ignoring Civilians Killed by U.S. Drone Strikes

The Conversation US | Posted 10.22.2016 | Media
The Conversation US

Both papers have substantially underrepresented the number of civilians killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, failed to correct the public record when evidence emerged that their reporting was wrong and ignored the importance of international law.

Water Scoring: Managing the Risk of Having Big Fish Stuck in Polluted Ponds

Renat Heuberger | Posted 08.05.2016 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Businesses' entire license to operate could be at risk. Despite this growing pressure, there are currently no adequate means to evaluate, quantify and benchmark corporate performance (or failure) on water management.

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

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2016 | 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.

Time to Kill the Term "Officer-Involved Shooting"

Craig Martin | Posted 05.23.2016 | Media
Craig Martin

This term serves to utterly obscure the role of the police officer, his or centrality to the incident, and indeed who is doing the shooting at all.

Thoughts on Brian and Bob and David

David Westin | Posted 04.18.2015 | Media
David Westin

Last week, the news profession lost three of its leading lights -- Bob Simon and David Carr to sudden and unexpected death and Brian Williams to a six-month suspension. In our shock and sadness we are drawn to ask ourselves some serious questions about the state of the news media today.

How Journalists Contribute to Moral Panics

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 01.25.2015 | Media
Christopher J. Ferguson

There has been a lot of attention in recent years to how both scholars and politicians contribute to moral panics, both on a wide array of issues and on the issue of video game violence specifically. The story of Adam Lanza is no different.

Creating Influence, Success and Happiness Susan Wornick Style

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Stacey Alcorn

Rarely does one get the opportunity to sit with a legend in the broadcast television world. When opportunity knocks, my motto is REACH! Grab it! Lean In!

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

Corporate Responsibility Reporting: Is It Really Worth It?

Yvo de Boer | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Yvo de Boer

Some people say corporate responsibility reports are a waste of time and money, believing them to be so dense and so dull that no one could possibly bother to read them. Others see them as vehicles for corporate greenwash.

Time To Get Off The Disaster Reporting Merry-Go-Round

Caitlin Klevorick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Caitlin Klevorick

In addition to demanding responsible, accurate reporting during the disaster, we must also push journalists to report about the way forward and not, wittingly or not, use the same headlines and narratives for each disaster.

Why Is It So Hard?

Anisa Mehdi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Anisa Mehdi

Telling the hajj story in long form is always difficult -- three times out of three for me, at least. You're not reporting a daily story but integrating yourself in the ongoing experience of individuals. You've got to be there when they wake up and watch them end their day.

The Anonymous Informer

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

A number of readers have written asking if I would explain how the reader should deal with information the reader has received that the reader wants to share with the outside world but is prohibited from doing so for a variety of reasons.