Category Archives: Online News

Journalists A Rare Sighting

Journalists a rare sighting: The Pew Research Center finds 21 percent of Americans never spoke with a local journalist, writes Elizabeth Grieco.

Americans who have spoken with a journalist are a bit more likely than those who have not to say local news media do a very good job.

 

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Parting Company With Facebook

Parting company with Facebook: Journalists working with the giant tech platform is a Faustian bargain, writes Mathew Ingram: “The benefits of doing business with Facebook don’t begin to outweigh the ethical compromises required to do so.”

Ingram asks: “How much of what you are doing serves (Facebook’s) interests rather than yours, or the interests of journalism, or society in general?”

 

What #MeToo Means To Ethical Journalism

What #MeToo means to ethical journalism: Three “tragedies” lurk in the tech workplace, finds Claudia Meyere-Samargia while covering a University of Wisconsin ethics conference.

Quoting tech journalist Kara Swisher, they are lack of self-awareness and reflection, believing that money equates social good and having the inability to empathize with people who are not like you.

 

Teens Make Climate News

Teens make climate news: More than half of surveyed teens said they learned nothing from newspapers about climate change, writes Abby Rabinowitz. Many depend on the internet.

Teen activists use social media to write climate news to “make headlines and framing their message,” she writes. Teens also were a force in the first Earth Day, April 1970.

 

Historian Explains Journalism

Historian explains journalism: Ron Chernow gives White House correspondents a history lesson, writes Michael M. Grynbaum, on why journalism is important.

“Freedom of the press is always a timely subject and this seems like the perfect moment to go back to basics,” Chernow wrote in a statement.

Chernow avoided offensive comments of the sort delivered by comedians invited in the past to the correspondents’ dinner, directed at politicians invited as guests.

 

Collaboration Journalism

Collaboration journalism: Local media in the U.K., Italy and Finland turn to teamwork to confront declining revenues and shrinking staffs, writes Christine Schmidt.

It’s “true-blue teamwork using the skills, abilities, tech, and yeah, money pooled between entities to ideally do journalism with a much more powerful punch,” she writes.