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How Journalists Contribute to Moral Panics

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 11.25.2014 | 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.

French Journalists Sentenced To Prison

AP | Posted 10.24.2014 | Media

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indones...

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.

Bad Reporting Bamboozles the Public on Food Policy

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Our nation got itself into this mess of poor nutritional habits, rampant obesity and declining health over many decades. Let's make sure that the facts about food reform policies don't get left in the dust of sensationalism.

A Visit With Veteran Reporter Hattie Kauffman About Her New Book "Falling Into Place"

Mark Joseph | Posted 10.28.2013 | Books
Mark Joseph

Q: You were such a fixture on the evening and morning news for so many years. What has life been like since you stepped away from it for a bit? A: I...

Secrets Of Science Reporting

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.26.2013 | Science
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Kendrick Calkins Alexis Madrigal has been called "the perfect modern reporter." He's written for The New York Times, Wired, and is now a senior ...

Trustworthy Journalism in a Fact-checking-free World

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media
Craig Newmark

Our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful to account. In return, we buy the products of news outlets, and give news professionals certain protections, like the U.S. First Amendment and shield laws.

Lessons From a Corporate Responsibility Report Veteran

Tim Mohin | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Tim Mohin

It's reporting season again and, as a reader interested in corporate social responsibility (CSR), you have no doubt seen many press releases announcin...

Smartphones and 'Off the Record'

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 07.01.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Speaking "off the record" usually means some form of consent, such as establishing the ground rules between the speaker and the reporter, or between the speaker and the audience. But today "off the record" is becoming a dangerous thing.

Roger Ebert: The Truth Is Still the Truth

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Roger Ebert's voice was bold, honest, logical, brilliant, decent, kind, hilarious, all the things our voices long to be when they grow up. Ebert has left the aisle seat, but the truth remains the eternal truth.

Our Comfortable Affliction

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The heroes of our flavor-of-the-day news cycles are not those who prove to be right or actually know what they are talking about. The heroes on any given day are the iconoclasts, conspiracy theorists, and -- just plain wing nuts. Affliction is the plat du jour, and these -- its master chefs.

Are AGMs Destined for the Scrap Heap?

Alex Malley | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Alex Malley

An anachronism from a pre-Internet era, or still the most potent platform to engage investors; opinion is divided over the future of the Annual General Meeting (AGM), and it's not difficult to see why.

Young Reporters, Old Tricks: How the Phone Book Saved My Story (Really!)

Gillian Frew | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media
Gillian Frew

"Have you tried the phone book?" my mom suggests. I hadn't. In fact, I'm embarrassed to admit that the idea hadn't even occurred to me. I'd gotten so comfortable with the assumption that all the information I could possibly want or need was available online that I was on the verge of giving up.

How Nicholas Kristof Uses His Pulpit to Engage People With Empathy

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

The Times reporter helps direct our attention to some of the most dire situations in the world, and hopefully makes us all more willing to do something ourselves to help change it.

Political Media's Access-for-Independence Tradeoff

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

We all want to be quoted accurately, but that is very different from allowing sources to delete substantive remarks. We should be concerned about that practice in a democracy, and we should expect reporters to resist that kind of control.

Why, as the Gates of Newsgathering Information Have Been Opening, the Minds of Its Audience Have Been Closing?

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 09.02.2012 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

Even as the Internet has opened the gates of information and replaced the gatekeeping function of major news media, the American news audience has become more close-minded it its desire to consider diverse opinions.

New Association Gives Religion Journalism a Boost

Ruth Eglash | Posted 06.12.2012 | Media
Ruth Eglash

Boosting the importance of religion reporting and advocating support for those prevented or persecuted for writing about it was a point that almost all those present agreed to be an essential element of the International Association of Religion Journalists' mission.

LiePad: Why Nonfiction Writers Must Never Change the Facts

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Brandt Goldstein

Can a writer working in the realm of nonfiction ever change the facts because he's Making Art or Delivering an Important Message? The view of basically every respected journalist is Hell No. But a new book takes the opposite view.

When Rumors Turn Into Facts In The Mainstream Media

Moe Ali Nayel | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Moe Ali Nayel

News that is obviously fabricated, or written from behind desks in the U.S, Europe, and east Beirut, angers me because I value the integrity of investigative journalism. I hate seeing how the Syrian peoples' uprising has been manipulated to serve as a tool for some political agendas.

Anchors and Reporters: Stop Going Down With the Ship

Leslie Griffith | Posted 03.28.2012 | Media
Leslie Griffith

When NBC is a network and Comcast and GE own NBC -- I suppose it was just naïve to believe stock holders wouldn't push these anchors to be celebrities. But, it brings us all back to asking "Who will ever help this nation find its balance again?"