Just a few days after Philadelphia Public Record publisher Jimmy Tayoun Sr. shrugged off the Asian slurs that appeared in last week’s edition of his newspaper, chalking them up to a “proofreading error,” Tayoun has terminated the responsible employee.
In recent weeks, and in very different environments, journalists have found themselves in the unusual position of becoming the subject of news stories rather than the people telling them.
Lin Zhibo, who first came to widespread public attention when he angered many Chinese with his remarks dismissing the scale of the Great Famine of 1958-61, has once again found himself at the center of a heated debate.
Two words — “no angel” — have become a flash point for many of the difficult, contentious, entrenched issues that have arisen in Ferguson, Mo.
Last month, an American media executive arrived in Doha with a retired FBI agent known for his extensive contacts within the government of Qatar.
The term “open journalism,” which has become a core principle of digital media for forward-thinking outlets such as The Guardian newspaper in Britain, is often used to mean journalism that engages with its audience (or “the people formerly known as the audience” as Jay Rosen calls them) and allows them to contribute to the process.
It’s easy to ridicule Gannett’s latest newsroom proclamations. The company recently set itself up for satire by announcing “newsrooms of the future” — at the same time it was separating print assets from broadcast and digital ones and launching new rounds of buyouts and layoffs.
The lawsuit demands that reporters and other witnesses be permitted to view the execution, without interruption.
At a time when good-paying freelance assignments are harder to come by, many journalists are heeding the call of native advertising, where the pay is decent and the work is steady.
Michigan State University has joined forces with the Detroit Free Press and well-known foundations to help secure the future of the High School Journalism Program, which for almost three decades has helped Detroit high school students hone their skills.
In early 2010, I wrote a column about Vice in which Shane Smith, one of the founders, suggested that he and his band of insurgents were building “the next MTV.”
The word of the National Football League commissioner is not law.
Intelligence officials from Britain's MI5 and MI6 agencies say they know the identity of "Jihad John," the man responsible for the beheading of American journalist James Foley, according to reports from news outlets in the U.K.