A behind-the-scenes look at being on-the-scene for the Rod Blagojevich verdict from the City Room blog of public radio station WBEZ in Chicago. And to think, before this I only knew WBEZ for giving us This American Life.
Why I will no longer work for free →
This article is written by Bethany Horne, who just finished her bachelor of journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax. She writes (emphasis mine): I had to do an internship, to earn the right to graduate, so I didn’t fret over the ethical implications at the time.I do, now. Because my friends who had to do a short internship to graduate are now doing summer-long or...
The shot that nearly killed me: War photographers... →
As a photographer, you feel helpless. Around you are medics, security personnel, people doing good work. It can be agonisingly painful to think that all you’re doing is taking pictures. A breathtaking article from the Guardian. Make sure to also check out the photogallery — wow.
Is 'checkbook journalism' the new normal? →
An interesting article in the New York Times about the so-called “checkbook journalism” that seems to be running rampant at U.S. television networks today. The article comes on the heels of ABC paying up to $15,000 to get photos from Meagan Broussard — one of the women who sent Anthony Weiner photos of herself (and ABC anchor Chris Cuomo defending the payout).
Of course I was in the wrong. I made a horrible decision at 1am when I was...– Paige Wiser, who was fired by the Chicago Sun-Times after fabricating facts in her review of Glee Live. Wiser had worked at the paper for 17 years.
There was a point we considered naming her or using her Twitter name because her...– St. Petersburg Times staff writer Ileana Morales to Poynter, about the paper’s decision to quote tweets by a woman who had allegedly been assaulted and tweeted about it, but did not name her or link to her Twitter account.
Small Town Journo: STJ's Social Media Rule No. 1 →
Love this. Great advice. mvhannigan-smalltownjournalist: Rule 1: Never Tweet, Facebook or post anything that you wouldn’t put in the print edition. I’m not talking about the AP Stylebook here and I am not talking about needing a complete story. Great social media - and great conversation starters on your network - can come from a single fact or…
Julian Assange wins Martha Gellhorn Prize for... →
Does this make Julian Assange a journalist? peoplesmovement: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been awarded the 2011 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. The prize is awarded annually to a journalist whose work has “penetrated the established version of events and told and unpalatable truth that exposes establishment propaganda, or…
In a do-what-you-do-best-and-link-to-the-rest ecosystem, if someone else has...– Jeff Jarvis on the article as luxury or byproduct and the changing paradigms of journalism in the age of the social web. (via curiositycounts)
If we were a newspaper and someone threw a small bomb through the window,...– Judy Woodruff writes about this week’s hacking attacks on PBS websites and overcoming efforts to silence a free press. (via newshour)