The people who work at newspapers drive the local news agenda. What they can’t do — as the St. Cloud Times’ story today proved again — is provide coverage of the execution of a community’s soul. Read more →
What are the ethical implications in reporting on stolen information without reporting where it came from and why it was leaked? Read more →
One photojournalist said she contributed because it’s her freedom of speech. That’s true. Everyone has a right to contribute to political causes. No one has a right to work in a newsroom while doing so, however.
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There’s a fascinating intersection of regulations and politics in the latest essay from NPR ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen in which she answers critics of the network’s coverage of Donald Trump’s comments regarding his treatment of women.
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Ashley Feinberg, a senior writer at Deadspin, is urging the nation’s journalists to abandon their ethics for what she thinks is a greater good: keeping Donald Trump from the White House. Read more →
That was a fascinating segment on NPR’s Morning Edition today when an NPR host, who works for an organization that steadfastly refuses to say that Donald Trump lies, quizzed the boss of the country’s most influential newspaper, who works for an organization that has no such qualms. Read more →
A study from Harvard’s Kennedy School says the inclusion decades ago of “why” to the traditional list of questions every news story should answer — who, what, why, when, where, how — has shifted the focus of news coverage from the newsmaker to the reporter.
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Weeks after NPR decided to give up on the notion that its online audience can intelligently discuss the day’s news via comments, the New York Times, which generally has a comment section worth reading, is trying another approach to elevate the scene. Read more →
NPR’s news boss is firing back at media critic Jay Rosen, who chastised the news organization on Twitter today for its coverage of Donald Trump’s appearance at a church in Flint yesterday. Read more →
There’s nothing wrong with an FBI agent posing as a journalist for the Associated Press, according to the United States Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General. Read more →
‘I didn’t want to be a journalist so much as I wanted to be an NPR reporter.’
There’s a lot packed into a quote like that, which is why it should come as no surprise it belongs to Wade Goodwyn, the Texas reporter for NPR who has a cult-like following among public radio fans, me included. Read more →
The owner of Hillcrest Terrace sued then Star Tribune reporter Paul McEnroe following his April 2013 story that the facility left a man with developmental disabilities and mental illness ‘alone and sitting in filth.’ The story was based on a not-yet-released Minnesota Department of Health report that was leaked to McEnroe. Read more →
The attack on Wednesday evening by Star Tribune gossip columnist C.J. — she never uses her real name — on KARE 11 journalist Jana Shortal because of her clothing while reporting the Wetterling story seems an indecency all its own. Read more →
If you’re reading news tweets from the hearing for the killer of Jacob Wetterling this afternoon, you might get the sense that we’ve turned another corner in journalism with the removal of another filter. Read more →
There’s not a lot of great news in the fifth annual Oxford University Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism survey. The most favored sources of news for people are the media least likely to provide in-depth information and, in many cases, serious news.
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