Category Archives: newspapers

NYT Seeks Ethical Op-Eds

NYT seeks ethical Op-Eds: After an Op-Ed stumble, top editors assign the standards editor to advise the Opinion department.

“While our news and opinion journalists will continue to have separate, distinct missions, their work is rooted in common standards for accuracy, fairness and integrity,” they say.

 

Chasing Foundation Grants

Chasing foundation grants: Jacob Nelson and Patrick Ferrucci report that foundation funding often goes to news nonprofits for technology-driven projects, audience-engagement projects and for pushing journalists to expand their work beyond traditional routines.

 

Sympathy For Daily Northwestern Apology

Sympathy for Daily Northwestern apology: Issac J. Bailey writes to the Daily’s editor-in-chief saying “what you did moved me.”

“You’re going to mess up again,” writes Bailey. “There’s no getting around that truth. It may sting even more the next time. That’s the nature of the beast and why in this industry, it’s imperative that you find a way to balance confidence with humility.”

 

Campus Journalists Under Fire

Campus journalists under fire: Entrenched viewpoints and growing criticism of media have converged on college campuses, write Lindsey McGinnis and Noah Robertson.

Reporting opposing views seen as threatening by student activists.

“If readers think certain groups don’t deserve a voice, does listening to that group make journalists complicit?” they ask.

 

NU’s Backlash To The Backlash

NU’s backlash to the backlash: The Daily Northwestern apologized to activists for its coverage and photos of a stormy news event, writes Robby Soave.

The activists worried that the student newspaper’s coverage of their disruptive actions undermined their safety and could get them in trouble. Journalism dean  calls the paper’s apology “heartfelt though not well-considered.”