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Culture
by Stephen J. A. Ward

In “Radical Media Ethics: A Global Approach” I declare that the only way to rescue media ethics from sinking into oblivion is to think radically. Let me explain. We need to rethink the basis of media ethics from the ground up. The tweaking of ideas and re-formulation of rules, as seen in recent revisions of […] more »

Free Speech
by Jefferson Yen

The rise of the Internet has given more people the ability to express and share their thoughts. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have helped like-minded people find each other and reach wider audiences. Unfortunately, that access means that bad actors and trolls can also use the platforms to threaten or harass others. […] more »

Collaboration
by Sonia Paul

Two new reports released recently by the American Press Institute dissect and discuss the best practices for innovation within news organizations and ways to institute a “culture-based strategy” to create and encourage innovation. But what exactly is “innovation?” The definition has become a very loose one within the journalism community. “I think most legacy news operations […] more »

Business
by Jefferson Yen

It’s graduation time across the country, and journalism and communications grads are getting ready to start their careers. Or are they? We all know that job prospects for traditional print jobs isn’t great. You don’t need us to remind you how poorly print has been doing in the past couple of years. But there are […] more »

Legacy Media
by Jefferson Yen

For some time, Facebook has been in an elaborate dance with large news publishers, hoping to sweep their content off publishers’ sites and onto Facebook. While publishers have been wary of giving up control, many signed up for the new Instant Articles feature on Facebook’s iOS app, helping load their content quickly instead of the […] more »

Culture
by Henk van Ess

Online research is often a challenge. Information from the web can be fake, biased, incomplete, or all of the above. Offline, too, there is no happy hunting ground with unbiased people or completely honest authorities. In the end, it all boils down to asking the right questions, digital or not. Here are some strategic tips and […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Jefferson Yen

The big news this week, in case you haven’t heard, is the proposed merger between Verizon and AOL. Verizon going to pay $4.4 billion to acquire all that is AOL — pending regulatory approval. Many of us can still remember the early days when AOL was stuffing their CD’s in mailboxes across the nation but […] more »

Business
by Reuben Stern

This week we offer smart ways to alert mobile readers to new stories, and we highlight two encryption tools that can help reporters protect confidential sources. PART 1: Push alerts and notifications Push alerts and notifications are becoming a central component of the mobile experience, especially with the emergence of wearable technology. Smart news organizations […] more »

Culture
by Michele McLellan

Little has proven more challenging for newspaper newsrooms than their transformation to digital news and information providers. It takes much more than learning new skills, although those are important. It’s a matter of re-engineering journalists’ attitudes and their relationships with news consumers, as well as changing newsroom workflows and priorities.  It takes significant culture change; […] more »

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