Cover to Cover: Journalism News

By Chris Brockie (Journalist/Blogger) | A source for all journalists and reporters - current, aspiring, or retired - to keep them informed through news and views of what is happening within their world of ink, radio waves, television signals, and elsewhere.

Burst your bubble: conservative media is as stumped by Trump as the left is

This week’s batch of conservative articles take on Rachel Maddow, North Korea and questions of federalism and separatism<p>The US is at an odd and finely-balanced point. Things are hairy enough for liberals and conservatives alike to look around and wonder if their tribe would be better off going it …

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NPR has created a team devoted to covering President Trump’s conflicts of interest

How have news organizations covered Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest? Very creatively, so far. The New York Times created a series of …

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Avoiding questions about Trump’s mental health is a betrayal of public trust

Just about every week, the media invites a psychiatrist or psychologist to admonish other psychiatrists or psychologists for calling Donald Trump …

Columbia University

Exploring the Rise of Live Journalism

In 2001, while interning at the Associated Press bureau in Rome, Samantha Gross started working as a guide, giving walking tours of the Vatican, …

Storytelling

State-sponsored hackers targeting prominent journalists, Google warns

Google has warned a number of prominent journalists that state-sponsored hackers are attempting to steal their passwords and break into their inboxes, the journalists tell POLITICO.<p>Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine said he received several messages from Google warning him about an attack from a …

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We broke the Panama Papers story. Here's how to investigate Donald Trump

We were successful because we collaborated with other journalists. Now it is time for the media to join forces once again – especially given the threat Trump poses<p>Donald Trump is now president. This challenges many of us, not least members of the press. Countless reporters are still shaken and …

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Trump’s disdain for the press has a silver lining

rump attacking a journalist at his first news conference. The White House press secretary lying to the media at the first post-inauguration press …

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Student journalists especially vulnerable to Trump’s press-as-enemy rhetoric

<b>If Trump were elected</b>, what could he do to change US media law and/or restrict journalism practice? That was the question I sought to answer in an …

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What the Hell is Going on with Journalism?

Although this Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) article is about journalists missing an opportunity to support fellow reporter CNN Senior White House …

When it comes to legal issues, journalism schools leave students unprepared, a new study argues

It’s a dangerous time to be a journalist in a courtroom. Aggressive lawsuits against Gawker and Mother Jones, and more recently Techdirt, risk a chilling effect on news organizations and embolden powerful people with the financial wherewithal to level lawsuits against stories they find fault with — …

Donald Trump is a media organization

<b>It is inconceivable</b> that Donald Trump, president-elect of the United States, was not watching the Golden Globes on Sunday night, or at least …

Donald Trump

Reporter who broke news of WWII dies aged 105

British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who broke the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of World War II, is dead at …

Military History

Ethics in the News - Fake News and Facts in the Post-Truth Era

But singling out convenient scapegoats does little to explain why, in the face of evidence to the contrary, a major section of the public, both in …

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect

Fareed Zakaria's case highlights news organizations' ethical gray areas<p><b>Davos</b> Fareed Zakaria speaks at the 2013 World Economic Forum in Switzerland …

It’s time to retire the tainted term ‘fake news’

When Jim DeMint wanted to dis a TV interviewer’s suggestion that Obamacare has merits as well as flaws, the former senator and tea partyer used a handy putdown: “You can put all that under the category of fake news.”<p>When conspiracy theorist Alex Jones wanted to deny a CNN report that Ivanka Trump …

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Under its new CEO, New York Magazine is branching out into more “voice-y news products”

New York magazine will be 50 years old next year, and though in that time it’s suffered a couple bumps and bruises — its print edition went biweekly in 2014 — it’s often come out stronger on the other side. (It got more honors than any other publication at the National Magazine Awards last year.) …

With its subscribers Facebook group, The Boston Globe is mining the stickiest corners of the platform

The Boston Globe’s Facebook page is approaching half a million likes. But for a regional outlet that’s staked its future on paying subscribers, glancing interest from Facebook users doesn’t then turn into a pipeline for loyal readers and subscribers.<p>“We’ve squeezed all the water out of the Facebook</i> …

News orgs succeed with fresh approach to international coverage

<b>In early 2015,</b> <i>The Guardian</i>’s correspondent in Cairo, Patrick Kingsley, found his reporting was taking him far beyond Egypt. Investigating human …

Columbia University

Why new journalism grads are optimistic about 2017

Since today's college journalism students have been in school, the forecasts for their futures has been filled with words like "layoffs," "cutbacks," …

Journalism

Medium lays off dozens as it tries to find a publishing business model that may not actually exist yet

Last March, Ev Williams described his publishing platform, Medium, as a superior alternative to the rest of the web. “It’s a simplistic view to say go where the people are,” Williams said. “You need to go where the right people are.”<p>Turns out that being among the right people — the publishers, tech …

Why Fleet Street is right to fight government-backed regulation of the press

It is rare for an issue to prompt all sectors of the British press into being “on the same page”, so to speak. But from the local Birmingham Mail, to …

This blog is about to die, but I will still hold newspapers to account

Although I will stop writing about the media on a daily basis, I believe commentating at this time on the state of journalism is vitally important<p>I don’t think it says much for my news sense that I have been scooped on this blog’s coming demise!<p>The Press Gazette’s editor, Dominic Ponsford, rightly …

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How to get started as a freelance journalist abroad

Former Journalism.co.uk technology editor Abigail Edge, who moved from the UK to Denver in 2015, shares advice for anyone thinking about becoming a …

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The Debate Over Whether Trump’s False Statements Are ‘Lies’ Is a Red Herring

Last weekend, <i>Wall Street</i> <i>Journal</i> editor-in-chief Gerard Baker sparked a good-sized media uproar with some remarks he made on <i>Meet the Press</i>. Discussing …

Why Journalists Should Worry About ‘Satellite Reporting,’ Parachute Reporting’s Pernicious Cousin

<b>Parachute Reporting:</b>The practice of journalists going to places to report on people or topics that they have little previous knowledge or experience …

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Times and Sun newspapers report losses as Rebekah Brooks' restructuring costs mount

Times Newspapers, the publisher of the Times and the Sunday Times, made a loss last year as the cost of redundancies wiped out a small operating profit.<p>The company, part of the Murdoch family’s British newspaper operation, News UK, reported a pre-tax loss of £4.9m on a turnover of £341.6m, in …

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‘Sorry BuzzFeed’: Barry Diller hates on modern media

IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller has a few choice words about reality-TV execs, journalism, and the movie business: None of them are …