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A recent slew of situations resulting in catastrophic violence and death has led to a renewed debate as to what kinds of imagery media outlets should be expected to show, writes Fred Ritchin...
From: Time | By: Fred Ritchin | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Pakistan capital Islamabad turned into a battle-zone after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to fight back massive crowds of anti-government protesters trying to storm the Prime Minister's secretariat.
From: Global Voices | By: Qurratulain Zaman | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Mr. Langguth covered the trial of Jack Ruby and the Vietnam War for The Times, and later became an author and a journalism professor....
From: New York Times | By: NIKITA STEWART | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Beforewegoanyfurther,itbehoovesustopointoutitwasadecommissionedM16assaultrifle,andit’sforart,youguys.Thepolicejustdon’tunderstandart.Geez,whycan’tpeoplejustbecoolaboutM16slayingnearwindowsinviewoftheneighbors?AaronTaylor-JohnsonisjustachilldudewhoplayedQuicksilver...
From: Gamma Squad | By: ludditeandroid | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Are camera phone-equipped amateurs to blame for professional photographers' financial woes? A new exhibition, now on show at the Visa pour l'Image photojournalism festival, aims to bring a definite answer to the question....
From: Time | By: Olivier Laurent | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The powerhouse of internet virality, 4chan, has achieved notoriety, and in a spectacular way. The release of hundreds of images claiming to show a pantheon of celebrities in various compromising, or at least awkward, positions has brought the many other...
From: The Raw Story | By: The Conversation | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Russian VKontakte and Odnoklassniki networks dominate the social media market in Ukraine, according to new research from Russian Internet giant Yandex.
From: Global Voices | By: Tetyana Lokot | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A pub in South Korea posted a notice turning away Africans "due to Ebola virus," and a Nigerian millionaire preacher is offering to cure Ebola patients with his special water.
From: Global Voices | By: Elizabeth Tamblin | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A welcome message from DeSmogBlog executive director Brendan DeMelle. We’re pleased to introduce DeSmog UK, a brand new investigative journalism and research outlet dedicated to clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science and exposing the...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Brendan DeMelle | Monday, September 1, 2014
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by Bill McKibben and Sue Halpern We used to think we worked pretty hard, but that was before we agreed to help out this week in Andrew’s absence. As Dish guest-bloggers were each doing three posts a day, and the pressure seemed unrelenting – we’d...
From: The Atlantic | By: Bill McKibben | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Newspapers might be a dying breed. But investigative reporting on injustices around the world is prospering...
From: Salon.com | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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As the Ferguson protests made exceedingly clear, citizen journalism is both a blessing and a curse; while it can expose police brutality and censorship, it's also prone to misinformation. But how do you illustrate the complexity of the subject for......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Maryam Ashrafi's portfolio spans Iran, Iraq, Turkey and France. Global Voices interviewed her about her work.
From: Global Voices | By: Mahsa Alimardani | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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An Australian festival aims to shock and provoke its audience. Does it go too far?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Kathy Gilsinan | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Originally posted on Aug 26, 2014: "Just this whole process of going through the baby boom's history, I began to realize what a nicer society—kinder, more decent society—that we live in today than the society when I was a kid," says P.J. O'Rourke,...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Egyptian renowned businessman Naguib Sawiris  demanded in video message the release of Mohamed Fahmy Fadel , the Al Jazeera International TV channel's  Cairo bureau currently imprisoned in Egypt.Naguib Sawiris is asking the president to pardon Mohamed...
From: Egyptian Chronicles | By: Zeinobia | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The Nagas in Ukhrul are protesting the ban on rallies and the militarisation of their home, which defies decade-long ceasefire between Naga separatists and the Indian Government.
From: Global Voices | By: Rezwan | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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1770sSwiss watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz builds “The Writer,” a 6,000-part automated doll that could be mechanically programmed to write with a quill. 1952CBS News analyzes presidential election returns against past results with a...
From: Columbia Journalism Review | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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(Credit: Fortune) arol J. Loomis retired in July after 60 years at Fortune, where she became, indisputably, a giant of business journalism. Along the way, she blazed a trail for women journalists, felled CEOs, and became close friends with a little-known...
From: Columbia Journalism Review | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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actchecking has been going out of style for years, as magazines and other publications embrace the feckless creed of modern journalism: Do More With Less. In its place has emerged a sort of after-the-fact, vigilante version of factchecking, in which...
From: Columbia Journalism Review | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Pioneers Stony Brook's Howard Schneider, seen here with Christiane Amanpour, developed the first news-literacy course after realizing how confused and misinformed students were about journalism and its role in society. (Wasim Ahmad / Stony Brook) This...
From: Columbia Journalism Review | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Su Yutong, a Chinese journalist who was fired by Deutsche Welle last month following a debate over the Tiananmen democracy protests, has issued an open letter to the German broadcaster’s 
From: China Digital Times | By: Cindy | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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As part of the Xi administration’s ongoing restriction of press freedom in mainland China and Hong Kong, the All China Journalists’ Association has ordered journalists
From: China Digital Times | By: Cindy | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Stephen D. Isaacs, who became The Washington Post’s city editor at 26, experimented with long-form journalism in a bid to save the old Minneapolis Star as its top editor, and was a demanding journalism professor at Columbia University, where he challenged...
From: Washington Post | By: Adam Bernstein | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson last month there has been some soul-searching among American journalists about media coverage. Was it racist? Was it fair? Did the police get a better press than the protestors? The New York Times’s...
From: The Raw Story | By: Roy Greenslade, The Guardian | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Recent TV series about beach living are some of the most unreal reality shows.
From: Grist | By: Sarah Zielinski | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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On Alternet: More research confirms that “We want to believe we’re rational, but reason turns out to be the ex post facto way we rationalize what our emotions already want to believe.”  In other words, say goodnight to the dream that education,...
From: Fast Transients | By: Chet | Monday, September 1, 2014
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It would not be an exaggeration to maintain that over the last ten years, Nicholas Blanford has proven himself to be the most unqualified, unprofessional, unreliable, unethical, incompetent, and propagandistic foreign correspondent working in the Middle...
From: The Angry Arab News Service | By: As'ad AbuKhalil | Monday, September 1, 2014
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JOURNALISM: “So maybe Arby’s story was accurate all along. After all, restaurant patrons make special requests all the time, and Arby’s customers tend to be people who like meat.”
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The political is personal, and all pervasive, as revealed over and over as we move to the first full day of screenings at the 41st edition of this year's festival. The mode of political inquiry, moral, aesthetic and existential is recurrent in the early...
From: Roger Ebert | By: Patrick Z. McGavin | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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British Muslim women are increasingly wearing head veils, although the faith doesn't require it -- and despite growing attacks targeting them, says a new feature article from Reuters. But the story doesn't prove any of that. This is the kind of reporting...
From: Get Religion | By: Jim Davis | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Every event has a theme. The theme of the event forms the basis of the organisation of the event. The theme of the 19th GJA Awards for this year is Using Development Journalism To Discern and Defend National Interest. In fact, that is what development...
From: Modern Ghana | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Longtime Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen has a book coming out in two weeks called Israel: Is It Good for the Jews? a question that Cohen answers in the affirmative. From his publisher, Simon and Schuster: A very personal journey through Jewish...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Philip Weiss | Monday, September 1, 2014
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From: Power Line | By: Scott Johnson | Monday, September 1, 2014
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This story first appeared at AlterNet. In a must-read article in the current issue of Harper’s magazine, journalist Jessica Bruder, adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, adds a new phrase to America’s vocabulary:...
From: The Raw Story | By: Lynn Parramore, AlterNet | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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What was the news coverage like for the first Labor Day celebrations? The Library of Congress and its “Chronicling America” collection gives us some newspaper examples and this description of the first parade: On September 5, 1882, some 10,000 workers...
From: Poynter Online | By: David Shedden | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Call it the Ebola of Journalism. And its spreading -- to Time and CNN. The cover of the September 1, 2014 issue of Time could not be more explicit. Showing a dramatic image of a black man on his knees, hands raised with the cover bearing the title "The...
From: Free Republic | By: NewsBusters | Monday, September 1, 2014
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In writing a biography about his father, Jay Paterno makes the point quickly that the book is not an attempt to canonize Joe Paterno: "I know all too well that he was human, an imperfect being." He also says that the book is for journalism students....
From: Free Republic | By: yahoo sports | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Earlier this morning I told my twitter followers I was thinking of starting a post about why the term gamer might be "dying" or an article about positive representations of schizophrenia in videogames (like, all two of them). A couple of people wanted...
From: Destructoid | By: Jonathan Holmes | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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From: Power Line | By: Scott Johnson | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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LEADING media figures say the rise of activism and opinion in journalism is the most serious threat to the profession’s future.
From: The Australian | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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With Chris Johnson gone, the Tennessee Titans look to redesign their offense and that all starts with quarterback Jake Locker. After an injury plagued career, Locker has to stay healthy and become a leader on and off the field if the Titans want to win....
From: WBZ-TV | By: cbsexaminer | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga is Hunter S. Thompson’s first major work. It began as an article for The Nation and was expanded into a full book. Thompson eventually spent more than a year riding (and drinking) with the Angels....
From: Firedoglake | By: dakine01 | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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By Michael J.W. Stickings (I apologize for the lateness of this post. I was away on vacation for a while and not doing much writing. So I am coming belatedly to this sad event.) Last month, Robert Stein, author of the blog Connecting the Dots and guest...
From: The Reaction | By: Michael J.W. Stickings | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Call it the Ebola of Journalism. And its spreading -- to Time and CNN. The cover of the September 1, 2014 issue of Time could not be more explicit.  Showing a dramatic image of a black man on his knees, hands raised with the cover bearing the title...
From: NewsBusters | By: Jeffrey Lord | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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If you are one of those Americans who care about the little sports operation called the National Football League, then you probably know that one of the biggest stories in the land right now (surf these links) is that America's most powerful sports institution...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Baher Mohamed , the imprisoned Al Jazeera International produced was gifted by a very beautiful son last Thursday. The new born boy’s name is Haroun Baher wrote a very moving letter to his new born son from his prison in Tora that was published in...
From: Egyptian Chronicles | By: Zeinobia | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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