Monthly Archive: January 2016


Journalism and the World | January 27th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
How China’s Corruption Issue Affects U.S. Economy

When the Shanghai stock market fell at the beginning of the year, markets in London and New York shook.

When China showed official numbers that its economic growth rate might falter, economists around the globe talked of dire financial consequences around the world.

And yet, anyone who has spent any time dealing with the China and its government would know — or should know — that the numbers released by the Chinese government are always suspect and the Chinese stock markets are about as transparent as a block of onyx. Continue reading


Net Worked | January 27th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
News app: The Apple of journalism’s eye?

An Apple Store in New York. Apple is reported to be introducing paywall content on its News app. (Photo: Anthony22/Wikimedia Commons/CC)

On the heals of a concerning report to investors on iPhone sales, Apple is said to be introducing subscription content through its News app.

The tech company, which introduced the app last June as part of the new iOS 9 software, is looking to continue its competition with Facebook and its Instant Articles initiative. According to a report from Reuters, the move from the company would allow news organizations to maintain a relationship with readers, as tech companies including Apple and Facebook would be the go-to between them. Continue reading


Net Worked | January 27th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
News app: The Apple of journalism’s eye?

An Apple Store in New York. Apple is reported to be introducing paywall content on its News app. (Photo: Anthony22/Wikimedia Commons/CC)

On the heals of a concerning report to investors on iPhone sales, Apple is said to be introducing subscription content through its News app.

The tech company, which introduced the app last June as part of the new iOS 9 software, is looking to continue its competition with Facebook and its Instant Articles initiative. According to a report from Reuters, the move from the company would allow news organizations to maintain a relationship with readers, as tech companies including Apple and Facebook would be the go-to between them. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | January 26th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Turkey orders media to conform to “family values”

Many thanks to Roy Greenslade at The Guardian for point out the latest attack on free press by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish media output must conform to ‘traditional family values’

The Turkish government wants to ensure that the output of the country’s media conforms to “traditional family values.”

It is to take unspecified “measures” aimed at countering what it regards as the “negative effects” on family of material in newspapers, on television and even on social media. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | January 21st, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #
Corruption in China’s media

As usual David Bandurski does a great job breaking down the media situation in China.

The Roots of Media Corruption in China

Excerpt:

Periodically, China’s leaders declare a war of attrition against the spectre of media corruption. They nibble at the monster’s heels, arresting a handful of regional bureau chiefs, or “fake reporters” operating without formal press credentials. They announce a new round of moral training for journalists in the “Marxist View of Journalism.”

The core causes go unaddressed. Continue reading


First Draft | January 20th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Why Our First TV Bosses Gave Us Our First Jobs

By: Kristyn Caddell, SPJ Gen J National Writer Twitter: @KCaddellTV

 

 

Television Reporter Lindsay Cohen says she owes her first news job to a painting dog, while Investigative Producer Lynn Walsh feels it was her enthusiasm that sealed her first tv deal. And, for me, I have always credited landing my first gig to a cross country journey and the ability to carry around a 75 pound DVC pro camera even when I had no clue how to turn the thing on…

We all remember the moment it happened…when we got the long-awaited, much anticipated call, and maybe the person on the other end said something like this. Continue reading


Net Worked | January 19th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Some cross border election advice

Caucuses in Iowa and New Hampshire take place in a couple of weeks, with many reporters focusing on candidates and what the scene could be ahead of November’s elections. (Photo: Flickr user tom.arthur under CC license)

Today, in Iowa and New Hampshire, delegates from both the Democrats and the Republicans will begin the process that will formally confirm the nominees for both parties for the President of the United States, ahead of elections in November. That will culminate in July with both party conferences. Continue reading


Net Worked | January 18th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Sean Penn and a journalist’s identity

Sean Penn, interviewed Jan. 17 by CBS about his Rolling Stone article, raised an indirect question about the role of a journalist. (Photo: Sachyn Mital/Wikimedia Commons/CC license)

On a Thursday night in Santa Monica, California, Charlie Rose sat across from Sean Penn, cameras rolling. Penn was being interviewed for a 60 Minutes segment on CBS (which aired January 17th) discussing his Rolling Stone article on Joaquin Guzman, also known as El Chapo, the drug kingpin who was recaptured by marines in Mexico after escaping from a jail in that country. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | January 14th, 2016
Belarus Fines Freelancer For Working With Foreign Media

There is so much happening in the world and news organizations have limited resources. The smarter news groups reach out to freelancers to fill the gaps in reporting around the world.

Belarus — one of the last hard-core holder overs of Stalinist rule after the collapse of the Soviet Union — enacted a law that forbids Belarus journalists from working for foreign media.

Now the government has fined freelance journalist, Larysa Shchyrakova about US$245 for breaking that stupid law. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | January 12th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #
International Jobs and Fellowships for Journalists

A few interesting things came across the IJC desk this morning, thanks to GlobalJobs.org:

Senior Correspondent, IFR Thomson Reuters

Location: Hong Kong

Position Overview:

The International Financing Review Asia, a Thomson Reuters publication, is seeking an experienced journalist to lead its People & Markets coverage, focusing on trends and regulatory developments across the Asian capital markets.

The successful candidate will need to generate exclusive story ideas ranging from individual hires to global investment banking strategy, and be able to maintain a network of senior contacts across the region. Continue reading