By Ruth Ronnau
Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last week and is reported to be the strongest recorded storm in history. So far, it has been reported by every news organization, with CNN’s camera crew even helping evacuate victims of the storm. But is what these news organizations doing enough?
Posted by: Susan Nourse
We were all told that we needed to go to college and get good grades to land out dream job, but it seems that getting an education simply isn’t enough to land a job as a journalist anymore. What employers are really looking for is experience.
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Having the perfect 4.0 GPA has lost its relevance. Perfect grades crumple next to portfolios of published work in the hiring process. Working in an environment where you’re writing stories on a deadline is more impressive to future employers than getting straight A’s. Continue reading
By: Raeann Langas
“60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan apologized Friday morning for the mistake she and the magazine made in their reporting on a story about the Benghazi attacks. One of their primary sources was a security contactor named Dylan Davies. Davies gave a detailed report of his actions during the 2012 attack. It later emerged that he told the FBI that he was not even present at the site where it took place.
In an article on CNN, it was said that this false report raised questions on whether the Obama administration did everything in its power to save the four Americans that died in the attack. Logan told CBS, “That’s disappointing for any journalist. It’s very disappointing for me.” Continue reading
Since the invention of the internet, there has been a race between journalism and technology with no finish line in sight. As of right now there is no telling who will win this race, but those who have managed to get a head start, have mastered how to work hand in hand with the continuously changing world of technology.
This head start isn’t just limited to creating an app that earns a place in the “top charts” of the app store, or making a website that gets a million views, moments after it goes up. It is so much more than that. It is about learning how to continue the creating of new ideas THROUGH technology. Continue reading
By Malinda Jorgensen
Often times in your news writing, you have to be careful of what words you write. For example, you seldom have to be careful of what terms you use to describe someone with a disability. There are people with disabilities out there that would take offense to a term that seems derogative to them. You may not mean to say the term but sometimes they take offense to the term. Here are some advice for using the right terms in your news writing:
In a gust of controversy, the Chicago Sun-Times fired its team of photojournalists earlier this year. The justification? Reporters armed with iPhone cameras can do the job just as well.
Is this practice the new paradigm? An article by Lou Carlozo recently questioned if photojournalists are a “digital casualty.” A main point of the Chicago Sun-Times’ decision, Carlozo says, was to devote more dough to video production (that is, reporters hitting “record” on their iPhones).
As more publications move online, users demand interactivity. Brands amp up multimedia, brainstorming new ways for users to click and browse. Online newspapers become flashier and more involving, and “play” buttons abound. But will old-fashioned print journalism—and the photographs that accompany it—be left in the dust?
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