Category Archives: newspapers

Philanthropy For Local News

Philanthropy for local news: The American Journalism Project aims to fill holes in media coverage with $46 million in venture philanthropy, writes Christine Schmidt.

Covering government, environment, education, social and criminal justice and public health seen as a public service.

 

Intuitive Editor Dies

Intuitive editor dies: Edward J. Doherty lauded as the Globe managing editor who understood readers.

“Journalism by permission won’t work,” he said, a concise observation that remains relevant today, writes Bryan Marquard.

 

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.”

 

Janet Cooke’s World

Janet Cooke’s world: Every student journalist should know about Cooke, the only reporter ever forced to return a Pulitzer Prize because her story about an eight-year-old heroin addict was a hoax.

Bill Green, the Washington Post’s ombudsman, wrote a blistering report on the Post’s editorial lapses that is a model of journalism accountability. It set the standard for ombudsmen. From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.