Tag: digital journalism

by Nicole Kraft

Dan Kennedy’s first tip that a student article had a problem was quotes that just did not sound right. So the Northeastern University associate professor and interim School of Journalism director plugged them into Google and found they had come from a press release quoting then-Boston Mayor Tom Menino — who was not even a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What are the boundaries of today’s journalism, and how is the rise of digital changing who defines them? (Matt Carlson & Seth C. Lewis / Nieman Lab) 2. Times pushes virtual reality, video series at its ‘NewFront’ (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 3. Pinterest makes it easier for brands to post pins, buy […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Once Comcast’s deal shifted to a focus on broadband, its ambitions were sunk (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 2. The California law that could be used as a ‘tool’ by police to harass journalists (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 3. Yelp wins dismissal of lawsuit over quality of its reviews (Jonathan Stempel […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Freelancer safety coalition has nearly tripled in 2 months (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Is there any such thing as a career in digital journalism? (Felix Salmon / Fusion) 3. Facebook hits 4 billion daily video views in Q1; mobile ad revenue grows 80% (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Twitter announces crackdown on abuse […] more »

by Stephen J. A. Ward

How does a society deal with what it considers to be unethical use of the freedom to publish? Dictators imprison journalists. Democracies use a mix of legal and non-legal mechanisms, from libel laws to press councils. In the United States, journalists have long countered calls for greater legal regulation by appealing to an ethical ideal […] more »

by Katherine Krueger

There is an essential tension that occupies the space between professional journalists and journalism educators. Professionals who are siloed in either sphere can stigmatize or devalue the work happening in the other. This animosity is intensified by the constant push to assign blame for J-Schools falling behind on training the next generation of journalists. As […] more »

by Amara Aguilar

Our first day of class this semester was sort of like a first date. It was a little awkward, but filled with excitement. It’s not that I hadn’t had many first days of class. I’ve been teaching for nine years and first days don’t really give me butterflies. But this was my first time teaching with […] more »

by Katherine Krueger

In a year where firebrand journalists were hailed “disrupters” and lauded for boldly shaking up the establishment while blazing a trail for the future of online journalism, the beneficiaries have been starkly homogenous: Nearly all were male, and the vast majority were white. Due in no small part to the rise of brands like Vox, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New Tow report: The new global journalism (The Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 2. This is how Tehran Bureau covers Iran (Kelly Golnoush Niknejad / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. What The New York Times learned with NYT Opinion and NYT Now (Joseph Lichterman & Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter UK TV ratings […] more »

by Katherine Krueger

Rumors were circulating on Twitter that a teen pop sensation was dead, and it was my job to get the story. Of course, eyewitness accounts varied, the facts were shifting quickly and I had an editor texting me every few minutes, asking me where the story was. I was confronted with the unique challenges of […] more »