Posts tagged media
Posts tagged media
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).
Love this. Great advice.
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…
Does this make Julian Assange a journalist?
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…
This was a tweet sent out by the Poynter Institute on Thursday after the New York Times announced the appointment of Jill Abramson as the paper’s new executive editor (she takes over in September from Bill Keller).
According to the latest ASNE census, women hold just 34.6 percent of the supervisory roles at today’s newspapers. Abramson’s promotion doesn’t move the needle much on that number right now. But it can help.
Geisler states three things that may be accomplished by Abramson’s appointment:
Geisier notes she came of age in the 1970s when women were not welcomed in newsrooms, and faced stereotypes and harassment in the workplace.
I did not come of age at this time and in the 10-plus years I have been in the business, I’ve never had a problem with anyone in any newsroom treating me any different because I’m a woman.
I wonder if the reason so few women are in these positions because a) they’re not old enough to be in them yet (senior managers are not usually part of the younger demographic); or b) because they just don’t want them.
I think it’s great the New York Times has hired its first female executive editor, and I hope other papers follow suit.
But I hope they do so because the woman in question is deserving, not just because the Times did it.
Notes for creative people by Ira Glass. A reassuring read, to say the least, for those starting out.
New Media Timeline (1969-2010)
We just stumbled across Poynter’s fantastically useful timeline covering the history of new media and online journalism from 1969 to 2010. You weren’t planning on getting any work done this morning, right?
My colleague Jayme Poisson wrote a story last weekend about a couple that is raising their youngest child without a gender (only a handful of people know if Storm is a boy or girl). Jayme appeared on the Today show Thursday. Way to go Jayme!
The New York Times is turning off the automatic feed for its main Twitter account this week in an experiment to determine if a human-run, interactive approach will be more effective.
Good idea or bad idea?
IMO, it’s likely the former (and about time!). I wonder how many other news organizations will follow suit after the Times announcement.
I also wonder what relationship — if any — this move has with the Times paywall.