Looking at our own profession
March 16, 2011 Leave a Comment
NEW YORK — Four New York Times journalists, including a Pulitzer Prize winner, have been reported missing in Libya, the newspaper said. Editors said they last heard from their employees on Tuesday. Executive editor Bill Keller reports on NYTimes.com that Libyan officials told the Times that they are trying to find the journalists. “We have [...]
April 20, 2010 1 Comment
ROME — The International Festival of Journalism was founded in 2006 by Arianna Ciccone and Christopher Potter with the objective of discussing journalism, information, freedom of the press and democracy following the 2.0 model. This is an event started at a lower level, open to "incursions" by users; a unique event at which leading journalists [...]
Dec. 22, 2009 2 Comments
At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2007, BlastMagazine.com launched. A new, scrappy little online magazine with two goals: To be an independent voice and to combine the monthly quality of a long-form magazine with the hourly timeliness of the web and blogs. In 2007 we were born. In 2008 we gained direction. In [...]
May 21, 2009 Leave a Comment
Local stations should above all else, focus only on local news, news that affects their township. And while many do, investigative reporters that uncover local scandals and even triumphs should remain a part of the team because they are crucial to the survival of real journalism and to citizens understanding whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going on in their surroundings.
May 13, 2009 Leave a Comment
If newspapers die, which is still a big IF for me, ad revenue and all the money they get from being online wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t keep them afloat. It wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pay for investigative journalism, it wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pay for local reports and it wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pay for hard-hitting interviews with big name screw-ups.
Aug. 11, 2008 Leave a Comment
The Society of Professional Journalists sounds off.
April 25, 2008 Leave a Comment
American history has its heroes. Washington. Lincoln. King.
If you don’t understand how important journalism is in a society, you need only read a biography of Edward R. Murrow and see what he did during World War II and then during the American anti-communism years.
Murrow was born 100 years ago Friday.
May 1, 2007 Leave a Comment
Big news for journalists, both citizens and staffers: On April 3, just two days after a Blast Magazine article profiling his incarceration and amongst growing pressure from all around, San Francisco-based journalist, Josh Wolf, was released from federal prison after spending 226 days in incarceration for refusing to testify about an anarchist demonstration he covered. [...]