Category Archives: Media

Crosstown Project Turns Citizens Into Squeaky Wheels

Crosstown project turns citizens into squeaky wheels: “Crosstown joins a nationwide movement by government, universities and other institutions to make big data more useful to citizens and the news media,” writes Mark Jacob, focusing on core quality-of-life issues.

 

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Trusting News

Trusting news: Balance and honesty lead in what news consumers seek in trusting journalism, writes Joy Mayer.

Many say balance means journalism should reflect a diversity of opinions, and journalists keeping their opinions out of their work.

 

Peoria Journal Star Apologizes For Letter

Peoria Journal Star apologizes for letter: Editor Dennis Anderson said publishing a letter comparing the Illinois governor to Adolph Hitler “crossed a line.”

Linking abortion and the Holocaust was not right, Anderson wrote.

“Reckless references to abominable history are part and parcel to the astonishing decline of public discourse in our country, and in this case we should have known better,” he wrote.

 

Georgia Media Ethics Board Proposal

Georgia media ethics board proposal: CBS reports a Georgia lawmaker seeks a “cannon of ethics” for print, television and digital journalists.

“It would also mandate anyone interviewed by the media could request copies of video, audio and photographs of their interaction for free,” CBS reports.

 

Preserving Digital Content

Preserving digital content: The Tow Center for Digital Journalism finds a need for archiving web content, write Sharon Ringel and Angela Woodall.

“Few newsrooms expressed confidence in their archival practices, or could say they were taking any steps to make sure that what is published today remains available in, say, 20 years,” says a study.

The Media “Reckoning”

The media “reckoning:” Margaret Sullivan agrees there should be a “reckoning” over media coverage of President Trump.

“I reckon that American citizens would have been far worse off if skilled reporters hand’t dug into the connections between Trump’s associates — up to and including his son Don Jr. — and Russians. That reporting has not been invalidated,” she writes.

 

Public Thinks Local News Thrives

Public thinks local news thrives: Few pay for it, it’s free and TV is top source, writes Laura Hazard Owen, city Pew research.

Seventy-one percent of those surveyed believe their local news outlets are doing very or somewhat well financially, in part because TV is doing better than hard-hit newspapers.