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Kavanaugh Story Told In Photos

October 5, 2018 admin 0

Kavanaugh story told in photos: Darrel Frost tells how the New York Times used two images to show contrasting views in the Kavanaugh hearing. “This is masterful storytelling on the part of the Times’s photo editors,” writes Frost. “It’s rare we see a national political figure in such aggressive visage […]

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Hostile Media Effect

October 8, 2018 admin 0

Hostile media effect: John Davis cites a media expert on public bias toward political  reports. “Hostile media effect involves people who are on opposite sides of an issue who both believe the same report is biased against their own point of view,” writes Davis. News consumers should think about political […]

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PBS Public Editor Quits, Dismayed

October 3, 2018 admin 0

PBS editor quits, dismayed: Sydney Smith reports that departing public editor Mahulika Sikka found the public does not understand PBS. “During my time as public editor at PBS,” she told Smith, “I was most struck by the fact that most people don’t understand the system, how it was set up, […]

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Journalism’s Top Problems

October 2, 2018 admin 0

Journalism’s top problems: Jay Rosen lists challenges that torment journalists, including a right-wing populist wave across the U.S. and Europe that views the mainstream press as corrupt and elitist. “In the United States the president is leading a hate movement against journalism,” Rosen writes. He also finds that discovering a […]

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Celebrity Death Hoaxes

September 10, 2018 admin 0

Celebrity death hoaxes: Daniel Funke and Alexios Mantzarlis report that celebrity deaths are a popular subgenre of misinformation and offer 15 fact-checking links. “At a time when we are at pains to distinguish ‘real news’ from ‘fake news,’ falling for these shallow fabrications undermines the argument,” they write.   […]

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Investigating A Journalist

September 11, 2018 admin 0

Investigating a journalist: The Houston Chronicle’s editor says “we have launched an investigation into the work of one of our own reporters” who is accused of quoting people who don’t exist. “We owe our readers the truth and to tell you if, in fact, there were inaccuracies in anything we […]

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Media Trust Down, Can Be Restored For Some

September 12, 2018 admin 0

Media trust down, can be restored for some: Gallup and the Knight Foundation release new findings. “These results indicate that attempts to restore trust in the media among most Americans may be fruitful, particularly if those efforts are aimed at improving accuracy, enhancing transparency and reducing bias,” they report. About […]

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Covering Hurricanes

September 13, 2018 admin 0

Covering hurricanes: Kristen Hare and David Beard list ways to prepare for covering dangerous weather. Such as: Plug in and charge everything you have and keep them charged. Bring pencils. Carry a lot of cash. Bring rubber boots. Wear sunscreen. Rent a car.   Source: Covering Hurricanes“>Ethics AdviceLine for […]

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Messy Case Of Twitter Account Ownership

September 14, 2018 admin 0

Messy case of Twitter account ownership: Jonathan Peters writes about a sports reporter sued by a former employer for failing to hand over his Twitter login information when he changed jobs. “It’s unclear how the case will turn out,” writes Peters. “The problem is twofold: Few cases have addressed social-media […]

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The Enduring Weather Person

September 17, 2018 admin 0

The enduring weather person: Andrew McCormick observes that weather reporters entertain audiences in fair weather and counsel them in bad. “It isn’t completely surprising that they would be in demand as storms loom,” he writes. “But it is notable, in the age of Twitter and smart phones, that the broadcast […]