Category Archives: newspapers

Media Covering Their Own Scandals

Media covering their own scandals: Sex scandals in 2017 and 2018 brought down top media figures, forcing outlets to report about themselves.

Organizations faced questions of how sexual harassment and assault could fester unaddressed, writes Claudia Meyer-Samargia.

“But for individual journalists, particularly those who cover news media, questions focused on how they could cover these cases ethically, with the right balance of truth-telling, transparency and respect for privacy.” Protecting an organization’s reputation is an issue.

 

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Opinion In The News

Opinion in the news: It’s a split decision when RAND looked at media objectivity, reports Laura Hazard Owen.

Journalism became more subjective over time, she writes. But it depends on the type of journalism.

“Newspapers reporting remains much as it was before the Web — but both TV and online news rely more heavily on emotion, personal experiences and argument.”

 

Community Asset Newspaper

Community asset newspaper: The Salt Lake Tribune is seeking Internal Revenue Service approval to become a nonprofit community asset supported by donations, writes Tony Semerad.

The move by the 148-year-old privately owned publication would mark the first attempt by a legacy U.S. daily to switch to nonprofit status as advertising plunges, according to Semerad.

 

Wall Street Journal Tames Online Commentary

Wall Street Journal tames online commentary: Select articles will be open for audience posts, writes Louise Story, to encourage “thoughtful discourse.”

Aims to focus on “original comments,” not on boisterous “repliers” who don’t read the articles.

 

Newmark Mixes Journalism and Judaism

Newmark mixes journalism and Judaism: A “do unto others” attitude fuels the ambitions of Craig Newmark, billionaire founder of Craigslist and a self-described nerd.

Newmark says giving money to journalism organizations and schools is critical because journalists have come under increasing attack, writes Rob Gloster. Newmark also is blamed for the demise of U.S. newspapers.

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.

 

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.

 

Media Restraint Praised

Media restraint praised: Almost every major news organization decided not to publish video of the mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques, write Erik Ortiz, Farnoush Amiri and Claire Atkinson.

“Media and journalism ethics experts who follow mass shooting and terrorist attack coverage told NBC News that it had been encouraging to see outlets recognize when they have crossed a line,” they write.

 

Engaging With Readers

Engaging with readers: Mark Jacob explores forgotten ways to build relationships with readers and putting the users first.

“For local media companies, it’s about re-learning something that they used to do before they changed their model when they went to digital,” like serving their community and building relationships with readers and businesses in their community, says an online news consultant.

 

Town Loses Its Heartbeat, Its Newspaper

Town loses its heartbeat, its newspaper: One man tries to fill the void from the loss of the Daily Guide by posting on Facebook, write David Bauder and David A. Lieb.

The loss reflects the impact repeated in more than 1,400- other cities and towns across the U.S. to lose a newspaper over the past 15 years.