Monthly Archive: March 2017


Net Worked | March 21st, 2017 | #
TWITTER CHAT: Reddit For Journalists

Join SPJ Digital March 21, 2016 at 8 PM (Eastern Standard Time) for an hour-long Twitter chat about how journalists can use Reddit to enhance their audience, story arsenal and sources. Continue reading


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Ethics and authenticity

At NPR’s headquarters in Washington, two sets of keyboards, both connected to microphones, appear before a musician. He sits down and performs three tracks from his album – a performance that is as intimate as it gets, a performance that is powerful and can showcase talent. Continue reading


The Independent Journalist | March 17th, 2017 | #, #
Score one for the freelancer! (a cautionary tale)

By guest blogger Hazel Becker 

This is the story of a freelance journalist who went up against a national publisher and won. The individual facts and circumstances are not uncommon. Continue reading


FOI FYI | March 15th, 2017 | #, #
Truth is Freedom

There’s little more patriotic than seeking truth and reporting it.

The future of FOIA—hell, the future of press access of any kind—may seem murky. But hasn’t that always been the case? Continue reading


First Draft | March 14th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
A guide to the FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act, passed by Congress in 1966, is an essential part of the public’s right to know about their government. (Photo: Kevin McCoy/Wikimedia Commons)

This week is Sunshine Week. Continue reading


FOI FYI | March 14th, 2017 | #
One FOIA Request a Day

This post from guest writer Christopher Collins is part of Sunshine Week. In the United States, a person ought to be able to obtain information from the federal government cheaply and quickly. Continue reading


FOI FYI | March 13th, 2017 | #, #
PIO Censorship in the Era of Trump

President Trump has already labeled major press outlets the “fake news media” and the “enemy of the people.” His administration has blocked major news outlets from a briefing because it didn’t like what they published. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | March 9th, 2017 | #
Open records debate leads to odd lawsuit

The somewhat odd lawsuit Western Kentucky University filed against its student newspaper challenges an attorney general’s ruling on an open records request.

The WKU lawsuit shows the length universities will go to keep things secret, especially when the things involve sexual misconduct. Continue reading


Net Worked | March 5th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Women are the future

“The future of media looks like this.”

That is how a tweet from Josiah Ryan, a senior producer for CNN in New York, began when discussing the recent front page cover story on the network from The Hollywood Reporter. Continue reading


Net Worked | March 4th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Perspective: It’s important

Students at USC’s Annenberg School have reinforced the importance of perspective and ideas in the digital age. (Photo: Bobak Ha’Eri/Wikimedia Commons)

Last month, Laura Davis of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism curated a series written by her students about how products affect trust with news organizations. Continue reading