The X Factor June 22nd, 2017
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Contact Tim Shore via email, or call him at(206) 624-3995. Continue reading
How Comics Empowered Me
I read a lot of comic books when I was a kid and it’s fair to say that they influenced my decision to become a journalist. Continue reading
Code Words June 17th, 2017
Deafening Chaos: NBC’s Upcoming Interview
Screenshot of Megyn Kelly’s Twitter feed.
The chaos surrounding NBC’s upcoming interview between one of its journalists and a well-known liar and conspiracy theorist is now at a level that should make the network rethink its decision to broadcast the conversation. Continue reading
Code Words June 12th, 2017
Is It Ethical to Interview People Who Cause Harm?
Screenshot of Megyn Kelly’s Twitter feed.
People are calling on NBC to forgo showing an upcoming interview between its journalist and a well-known conspiracy theorist.
Megyn Kelly posted a teaser on Twitter Sunday night to promote her upcoming interview with Alex Jones, a well-known conspiracy theorist. Continue reading
Net Worked June 11th, 2017
The pros of verifying
Twitter has become important for disseminating information, but you need to make sure its accurate before publishing. (Photo: Pixabay)
Last Thursday, the UK held a general election which saw a hung parliament. Continue reading
Media Coverage of Asylum Does Not Have to be a Part of Its Humanitarian Aspect
A month ago I attended the Nobel Peace Conference in Germany. We were talking about the political situation in the world and the asylum that has become the top priority of the countries of the world. Continue reading
Daring to be Courageous in Work ‘That is Dangerous For Women’
From childhood I always believed I would be an artist, like many of my relatives. My paternal grandmother was a printmaker, my grandfather, an architect and an amateur bronze sculptor. Continue reading
Code Words June 5th, 2017
Learning From a Leak
Caught a drip falling from the tap in the kitchen
Journalists and news organizations must work to protect their sources even when no formal promises or agreements are made between the two parties. Continue reading
Call to action to honor slain journalist Javier Vladez
“The great mistake is to live in Mexico and to be a journalist” — Javier Valdez, in his 2016 book Narcoperiodismo
Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a working journalist. Continue reading
Breaking the Silence, Empowering Female Journalists Worldwide
“There are two groups of people that are more vulnerable during riots and marches: female police officers and female journalists.”
Last month I was in Washington D.C. Continue reading
Code Words May 31st, 2017
There Is a Role for Public Editors
SOURCE: Flickr Creative Common
On the same day The New York Times announced a round of buyouts, the paper said it’s also eliminating the position of public editor. Continue reading
Code Words May 10th, 2017
The Press Must Rise to the Challenge
Photo: Diego Cambiaso
Journalists must be a source of confidence in the United States as allegations are made at the top levels of government.
The press should always be accurate and fair in its work, but certain moments in history require journalists to be beyond meticulous while reporting, composing and disseminating their stories. Continue reading
Encouragement Sees No Borders
Several weeks ago I spent a week with 70 journalists from more than 50 different countries. We traded stories and frustrations, laughed, cried, debated the future of journalism, discussed the many current conflicts occurring around the world and experienced the welcoming and rich culture of South Korea. Continue reading
Congratulations to Colin Donohue and Anthony Hatcher, SPJ’s Members of the Month for April and May
Colin Donohue and Anthony Hatcher at Elon University in North Carolina
Colin Donohue, director of student media and instructor of Communications at Elon University in North Carolina, and Anthony Hatcher, associate professor of Communications and adviser to Elon’s campus SPJ chapter, are SPJ’s Members of the Month for April and May. Continue reading
Code Words April 28th, 2017
#PressForEthics on Capitol Hill
Ethics Week focused a lot on trying to engage journalists and the public in discussions about the press. An important part of that outreach must also include the public’s elected representatives. Continue reading