Headlines

Chava Gourarie | CJR | 9/4/2015
On a recent Tuesday morning, members of the DNA Cold Case task force in Cleveland, Ohio, gathered for their weekly meeting. The conference room filled with detectives, prosecutors, a crime analyst, several victim advocates—and one journalist.
Roy Greenslade | The Guardian | 9/4/2015
The Israeli parliament has passed a law banning journalists working for the country’s public broadcast authority from expressing their opinions on air.
Gurman Bhatia | Poynter | 9/4/2015
When the Virginia shooting happened last week, the staff at Al Jazeera English didn’t get the news from a wire service. It wasn’t Twitter either. Instead, they got an alert on Slack.
Jack Murtha | CJR | 9/4/2015
CNN’s consistent yet stealthy drive to assemble a heavyweight media reporting team came to a head yesterday, when it announced it had recruited Politico’s powerhouse media scoop hound Dylan Byers, who will also cover politics for the network.
Meg Dalton | MediaShift | 9/4/2015
Think of it as the Y Combinator of public radio. Instead of churning out startup after startup, the NPR Storytelling Lab will apply the incubator model to its national programming and bring innovation to your ears, one broadcast or download at a time.
Michael Pizzi | Al Jareeza | 9/4/2015

Two British reporters with Vice News charged with “deliberately aiding an armed organization” in Turkey, because their Iraqi colleague allegedly downloaded encryption software on his computer, were released from jail Thursday after a week in custody, a Vice spokesman told Al Jazeera.

 

Danny Funt | CJR | 9/4/2015
Gender bias in public life is so pervasive that, to borrow legal parlance, the burden of proof should probably rest on those denying its influence, not asserting it. Yet while bias is entrenched in virtually everything, that fact doesn’t always explain surface-level disparities in how we treat the sexes.
David Ubertin | CJR | 9/4/2015
After an Egyptian judge last week sentenced a trio of Al Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the British ambassador told television crews outside the courtroom that the verdict would “undermine confidence in the basis of Egypt’s stability, both in Egypt and abroad.”
Julia Marsh | New York Post | 9/4/2015
The UK’s Mail Online sued Gawker on Thursday — claiming the embattled New York gossip blog libeled it in a scathing March 4 essay.
Committee to Protect Journalists | 9/4/2015
New York, September 3, 2015--A Sudanese journalist has been detained for more than a month without charge in Saudi Arabia, according to news reports.
Janko Roettgers | Variety | 9/4/2015
Samsung’s new Gear S2 smart watch and Galaxy Tab S2 tablet will ship with a pre-loaded CNN news app.
Sam Sanders | NPR | 9/3/2015
For some time now, Donald Trump has been attacking Jeb Bush, mostly in media appearances or on Twitter. But, over the last few weeks, Trump has been using Instagram in his fight.
Ken Doctor | NiemanLab | 9/3/2015
Summer appears gone; prepare to mark the first day of fall in the traditional fashion, with a new set of announcements from Apple. On Wednesday, Apple will dazzles with new iPhones, a new Apple TV, iOS 9, and a few more reveals about Apple News.
Adreana Young | 9/2/2015
Nu Yang | 9/1/2015
Michael Wolff | USA Today | 8/31/2015
Joshua Benton | Nieman Lab | 9/2/2015