Monthly Archive: September 2015
A report emerged today that Twitter is to expand its 140 character limit, by way of a new product. Continue reading
Journalism and the World | September 29th, 2015 | #alex veeneman, #Education, #Europe, #journalism, #Kettle Magazine, #Rebecca Parker, #Student Publication Association, #United Kingdom, #Women
Can female students change Britain’s media industry?
One trend that has been present as of late in the US is the rise of women studying journalism. Continue reading
SPJ’s long weekend in tropical Orlando – EIJ15 – came to a close on Sept. 21 with the meeting of the new officers and board of directors. Continue reading
Journalism and the World | September 29th, 2015 | #Censorship, #Committee to Protect Journalists, #Human Rights, #Impunity, #International Coverage, #International Journalism, #Killings, #Press Freedom, #Story Idea, #United Nations, #World Press Freedom Issues
The UN General Assembly Is Meeting: Put Press Freedom on the Agenda?
Joel Simon from the Committee to Protect Journalists has a featured piece in Columbia Journalism Review on how the United Nations should — but really can’t — do something about press freedom. Continue reading
Sept. 28 is kind of a big day for the concept of democracy.
Yes, Congress submitted the U.S. Constitution on this day in 1787 to states for ratification. Continue reading
Guest blogger: Elle Toussi
Nearly one in three working Americans is an independent worker. Wow! That statistic from the Freelancers Union website can make you stop in your tracks and take a moment to reflect. Continue reading
Code Words | September 25th, 2015 | #AP, #Code of Ethics, #digital journalism, #Ethical Codes, #ethics, #Huffington Post, #journalism, #Journalism ethics, #New York Times, #news, #ONA, #Online Journalism, #Online News Association, #Reuters, #social media, #SPJ Code of Ethics
ONA Unveils Ethics Project
The Online News Association (ONA) unveiled this week its much-anticipated project that allows people to “Build Your Own Ethics Code.”
ONA’s website features a tool that allows people to add specific “building blocks” to a group of fundamental principles that should apply to all journalists. Continue reading
The Cincinnati chapter will host “Words & Images: A Media Debrief and Community Conversation” on Oct. 8 to discuss a high-profile July police shooting and the media’s coverage of it. Continue reading
EIJ15 was a whirlwind of words, words and more words. I’ll get to those soon — but today, 48 hours after re-entry to the Day Job — the best I can manage is a photo mashup. Continue reading
Guest blogger: Hazel Becker
Excellence in Journalism 2015 (EIJ15), the big SPJ journalism conference that took place in Orlando, Fla., last weekend, offered several opportunities for freelancers to meet each other and share their stories. Continue reading
At Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, the private liberal arts school is in the middle of a very public controversy. Continue reading
Journalism and the World | September 23rd, 2015 | #Asia, #Censorship, #Harassment, #International Coverage, #international journalism community, #Press Freedom, #Thailand
Thailand: Where Exporting Free Press Is An Issue
The Thai printer of the International New York Times refused to publish the Tuesday, September 22, edition because of a front page story about the health of the Thai king. Continue reading
Journalism and the World | September 21st, 2015 | #Brazil, #China, #Global connections, #International Journalism, #Local-Global, #Story Idea, #United Kingdom
Lessons from the Wright Brothers’ First Flight
Steve Buttry has a great piece: Media lessons from ‘The Wright Brothers’: What historic stories are we missing today?
The lesson here is to be open minded and look for the unusual. Continue reading
Western Tales | September 20th, 2015 | #Uncategorized
SPJ names San Diego pro chapter of the year and 4 other Orlando highlights
Greetings from Orlando, where I’ve found Stone IPA at the hotel bar and amazing passion and inspiration in many journalism conversations.
Here are five highlights from a regional perspective, starting with one I am super proud of. Continue reading