Reporters covering natural disasters must get two essential components into their articles: The big picture, which includes things like the number of dead and injured and the extent of the damage, and the human story of individuals struggling to survive in the most adverse of circumstances.
Paris, France: Today, 2 November 2015, is the ‘International Day to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’. “Every time the perpetrator of a crime is allowed to escape punishment, this emboldens other criminals and creates a vicious cycle of violence,” states Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, who seeks to advance the human right “to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The region’s largest animation and digital media festival, Animae Caribe, is staging its 14th edition of the festival from 27 – 31 October 2015 in Trinidad and Tobago.
At this year’s event, Animae Caribe is recording significant progress in terms of regional representation, with attendance of animation networks from Jamaica JAN (Jamaica Animation Network), Barbados BANG (Barbados Animation Network Guild), Suriname SAN (Suriname Animation Network) and Trinidad and Tobago TTAN (Trinidad and Tobago Animation Network).
A powerful earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors felt in Pakistan and northern India.
At least 51 people are said to have been killed in Pakistan, with 19 deaths reported in Afghanistan.
A vigilante reporter walks an ethical line with covert tactics.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is one compelling news reporter. Not only has the young investigator been labelled the “James Bond of Ghanaian journalism” but he has exposed sex-trafficking rings and uncovered human rights violations by going undercover using unorthodox costumes that include everything from posing as a brothel janitor to a sheik and even a rock.
In an OpEd piece in the NY Times this week, Héctor Tobar, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon raises the question “Who’d Be A Journalist?”
Google today formally opened applications for its new Digital News Initiative, designed to support high-quality journalism in Europe through technology and innovation. In addition to previously announced partners such as El Pais, theGuardian and the FT, Google has also launched a $167 million fund to encourage and financially support fresh thinking in the practice of digital journalism. The fund will be overseen by former Liberation.fr exec and Nieman Fellow Ludovic Blecher.
Unless you have been living under a rock or had your head buried in the sand the past two decades, you are aware that illegal drug use is pervasive to the point of being an epidemic in this country. A vital part of this problem is the use and promotion of the user lifestyle by celebrities.
“I think journalism gets measured by the quality of information it presents, not the drama or the pyrotechnics associated with us.”
— Bob Woodward
Because of changes in technology, journalism today is different than when I first started, but it is also much the same.
The stories are still the stories regardless if ink is used or a blog. The quality of information is most important. The window dressing may impress some people, but the story better have a good lead.
Business opportunities have never been greater. But turning them into good businesses has never been harder.
Five Northwestern alumni returned to campus on Friday for the seventh annual Homecoming panel, moderated by University President Morton Schapiro.
The event, titled “Who Are You Because of NU?” highlighted alumni from various backgrounds, with a notable emphasis on journalism: Michael Wilbon (Medill ’80), host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption”; Christine Brennan (Medill ’80, ’81), a national sports columnist for USA Today; Sheinelle Jones (Medill ’00), a news anchor for NBC’s “Weekend Today” program; Douglas Stotland (Weinberg ’90), a product marketing director at Facebook; and Dennis Chookaszian (McCormick ’65), former chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Beginning in spring 2017, Marshall University’s College of Arts and Media will award the C. Bosworth “Bos” Johnson Memorial Scholarship in honor of the late journalist, Marshall alumnus and professor.
“Whatever my Dad was doing — as news director or journalism professor or public relations executive — he was always teaching,” Dr. Beth Johnson Paulsen, Johnson’s daughter and professor of theology at Columbia Theological Seminary, said. “The best way to remember him is to keep doing what he did.”