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This Is Very Alarming

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.14.2014 | Media

Here's an alarming fact for you: the number of working journalists in the United States dropped by nearly 20,000 in just six years, according to the P...

I Want To Study Journalism, But Everyone Is Telling Me 'No.' Should I Be Worried?

Kaitlyn Kaminski | Posted 04.13.2014 | Teen
Kaitlyn Kaminski

The world is always going to need journalists. How could we live in a world and not know what's going on?

I'm A Student Journalist -- And I'm Going To Change The World

Neel Swamy | Posted 04.04.2014 | Teen
Neel Swamy

As both a writer and human being, I refuse to stay quiet and allow this malignant lie to flow through the ears and lips of the American population. Because the truth of the matter is that journalism is not dying. It's just changing.

How News Can Make You Happy

Melody Moezzi | Posted 03.27.2014 | Media
Melody Moezzi

I hear it all the time, from doctors, teachers, lawyers, hairdressers, accountants, you name it: "I don't follow the news. It's too depressing." While I understand the sentiment, I find its consequences far more depressing than even the gloomiest of newscasts.

Much Ado About Photoshop?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Last week the Lebanese government released an official picture of a newly formed cabinet (after more than 10 months of political stalemate) that reporters and bloggers spotted as photoshopped.

Lebanese Media and Elections Coverage in UNESCO Book

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.11.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanese-Iraqi Sharro's scathing comments and biting humor came to mind when I wrote about the media's mixed bag coverage of Lebanon's presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections for a just-released UNESCO publication.

Scientific Spill Studies, Funded by BP, Start to Yield Results

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists gathered in Alabama last month said their current research on impacts of the 2010 BP spill will help authorities deal with future disasters.

UN Development Plan Must Incorporate Free Media

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 04.09.2014 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

On Monday CPJ, along with close to 200 civil society groups from six continents, called on the United Nations to put government accountability and independent media at the center of a new framework for global development.

An Open Letter to Journalists in Sochi

Christian Avard | Posted 04.08.2014 | Media
Christian Avard

There are only a few in Russia that I know of that have what Americans expect -- and these places are really catered to the one percent. Why would you want to stay at a place like that? It doesn't represent the real Russia I experienced.

The Next Threat To Press Freedom

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.06.2014 | Media

The Committee to Protect Journalists has added "cyberspace" to its "Risk List," placing it beside Egypt and Syria in terms of places where press free...

Egyptian Revolution Will Fail if the Press Is Not Free

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

I was part of a delegation of the International Press Institute that visited the Egyptian capital last week to try and plead the case of some 12 Egypt...

Free Press Prerequisite for Success of Egyptian Revolution

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

The success of the new Egypt is no doubt dependent on many political factors. However, no real democracy or legitimacy can be won if everyone is expected to support the rulers only. Dissent, pluralism and different points of view are essential to guarantee democratic rule.

Journalists Demand Release Of Imprisoned Al Jazeera Reporters

AP | By JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Journalists in Kenya's capital shouted slogans and marched through the streets Tuesday before sitting outside the Egyptian Emb...

Another 'Georgia on My Mind'

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

A walk down Rustaveli Avenue, so named after a 12th Century Georgian poet, on a cold January morning allowed me to appreciate some of the country's history, which my guide recounted with relish.

'Release Them!'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Fifty-two correspondents and editors from various international news organizations signed a joint letter on Monday calling for the release of the Al-J...

How Can Journalists Repair Our Public Discourse?

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 03.09.2014 | Media
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Americans blame the media for creating a level of incivility that is undermining their faith in journalism and deepening our nation's political dysfunction. The Civility in America 2013 survey found that 70 percent of Americans believe incivility has reached crisis proportions.

First-Ever Guide to Online Media Ethics

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.06.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It started with a tweet by Andrea Gallo, a Louisiana State University (LSU) student announcing the birth of her book. Naturally, curiosity got the b...

Egypt Cracks Down on Journalists

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.01.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It was said in jest but a professor of politics at Egypt's Nile University warned journalists and anyone taking pictures not to do so after an escalat...

70 Gone

AP | By DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 02.28.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 1...

He Won't Be Home for the Holidays

Emma Daly | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Emma Daly

The world cannot learn about the horrors in Syria -- or anywhere else -- when journalists can't do their jobs. Their families need them home as soon as possible -- but so do we all.

Journalists Less Trusted Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 12.17.2013 | Media

There's another poll out to show that Americans' faith in journalists is basically non-existent. A new 2013 Gallup poll shows people don't have mu...

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Living Pioneer Journalist

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 02.11.2014 | Books
Molly Alexander Darden

Charlayne just knew she was going to be a reporter like Brenda Starr, her hero in the comic books. Never mind that Brenda was a red-haired white girl. Never mind that most people, except her mother and grandmother, thought she didn't have a chance in the world of accomplishing that.

Voices and Faces Inside Iran

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kristin Meekhof

While most people are familiar with the political tension between Iran and the United States, the world knows very little about the daily lives of Iranian children and adults.

Time for Action

Christophe Deloire | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Christophe Deloire

How can you combat atrocities against civilians or the tragedy of child soldiers, or defend women's rights, if journalists are not free to report the facts, to draw attention to abuses and appeal to the public's conscience?

Walk It Out: Wild and My Pilgrim's Heart

Joan Gelfand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Joan Gelfand

Strayed's and Dale's memoirs define a different category. Call it 'Conscious Walking,' or 'How I Walked Myself To A Better Life,' journeys of over 1,000 miles that bravely explore the raw, rocky and often hazardous terrain of inner lives in crisis and turmoil.