Tag Archives: journalism

Is it libel?

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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FOX News personality Bill O’Reilly believes Law & Order was out of order last week when a recent script for the show grouped him with Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck in an unflattering way. A character on the Dec. 9 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit called the three popular commentators “a cancer […]

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Slideshow: Top news stories of 2009

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

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The Associated Press had the very cool idea of allowing Facebook users to weigh in on its annual “Top Stories” list this year. When AP-member editors release their top ten picks for the year’s most important stories in a couple of weeks, the public’s list will be released, too. The differences will be interesting. “Important” […]

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Coed dorms at Columbia create media stir

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Any time my alma mater’s name is in a news headline, I get nervous. There’s usually some major controversy that makes friends and relatives furrow their brows and launch into uncomfortable discussions about politics. This time was no different. Columbia University is considering a student proposal that would allow sophomores, juniors and seniors to have […]

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News media's bogey

Posted on 09. Dec, 2009 by .

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Historians will call 2009 a watershed year for news media. It will be the year a website beat the media titans on the death of the world’s biggest star and then forced them to care about how many mistresses a golf champion has been fooling around with. It will be the year TMZ.com gained credibility […]

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"Thank you": music to the ears or a shot through the heart?

Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by .

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When you’re a reporter, some people will hate you and some people will like you. To some, you will be their worst nightmare, an annoyance. To others, you will be their saving grace, a perceived chance to push into the spotlight for a moment.

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Journalists killed Grandma too

Posted on 18. Nov, 2009 by .

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This past Sunday, The New York Times published an Op-Ed by Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, titled “My Near Death Panel Experience.” The op-ed sets the record straight on the origin of the “death panels” we heard so much about in past months, but I bring it up here because Blumenauer issues a clear charge to the media that we, as young journalists, have to answer.

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The future of foreign news

Posted on 13. Nov, 2009 by .

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At a talk on Tuesday at AP Headquarters, John Maxwell Hamilton discussed his new book, “Journalism’s Roving Eye: A History of American Foreign Reporting.” After Hamilton, a former foreign correspondent and current dean of the school of mass communication at Louisiana State University, covered the history of American foreign news, he forecasted its future. Hamilton […]

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Is journalists’ health suffering along with the industry?

Posted on 23. Oct, 2009 by .

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Journalists have the seventh most stressful job, according to a 2008 survey by Health magazine. Economic pressure is increasing people’s stress levels and thus affecting their health, according to American Psychological Association data. Nearly half of participants in the APA’s 2008 Stress in America survey reported that their stress levels increased in 2008. People reported […]

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Chika on Journalism and Nigeria

Posted on 21. Oct, 2009 by .

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An interview with Chika on why she is attending CUNY and what she wants to do when she graduates: Chika Moses on Journalism and Nigeria from Anne Byrnes on Vimeo.

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Can TV news handle natural black hair?

Posted on 13. Oct, 2009 by .

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I have no idea what my hair looks like. I haven’t seen it since I was seven. That’s how old I was when my mother took me to the salon to get my first relaxer – a process I have repeated every six to eight weeks since. I don’t remember much about that first experience, […]

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