65 results for 'journalism'
BrooWaha greets me thus: “Journalism needs to be rethought, thanks for joining the revolution!”And having been in the mainstream media for a longer period than I should have logically sustained, I am thrilled at the prospect of joining this revolution (sincere thanks are due, to my friend and an outstanding writer, Rachel Eagle Reiter. Coming to the revolution, what could this possibly be all about? Some crucial aspects that are redefining journalism, not just in degree, but in type, include the following:
Horizontal Communication: The traditional newsroom is part of... (more)
...all of the wonderfully articulate and intricate craziness that El G fires around Broo, I am eternally grateful. This place needs El G... Bill Friday, on the other hand, is the prototypical Broo author - widely varied pieces, artful writing, and a biting wit that typifies what makes citizen journalism materially more entertaining than the mass-marketed stuff. But what I found in this process, is the Bill Friday that I don't think I knew before I started - and the El G I always knew was there. In the end, isn't that what these championship contests are all about?
In what I'm... (more)
...But alas, all it contained was a table of ad rates. This got me asking another important question: how much money (if any) is BrooWaha making? Don’t we, as writers working for free, deserve to know?
Estimating ad revenue without traffic info would be reckless (even for citizen journalism), but you can calculate how much revenue your articles generate via ad impressions. According to BrooWaha’s media kit, BrooWaha charges $5 per 1000 impressions (aka, hits on an article). So the five articles I’ve written, which collectively received 1,766 hits, have generated roughly... (more)
... special. You see, we’ve got this great forum here, and I usually use it to rant on and on – mostly for entertainment purposes and usually not serving any great good. Of course, I realize that “feel good” stories aren’t really the stuff of strikingly successful journalism – people would rather read about war, murder and the impending doom that may be lurking in our household items. But, I’ve decided to use my powers (and to the extent I’ve earned one, thus far, my “audience”) for good, this time.
I know a girl who ... (more)
...a fact-finding and newsworthy exposé.
Sadly, this shoddy and willful betrayal of trust is reminiscent of another ethically challenged New York Times reporter, by the name of Jayson Blair who committed frequent acts of journalistic fraud. Blair repeatedly violated the carnal tenet of journalism, that of truth, and continually fabricated and plagiarized from others.
Astoundingly, Blair’s immediate supervisors knew of Blair’s erratic behavior, and rumors of his plagiarizing long before it became public knowledge, yet he worked at the paper for well over year, long after the ... (more)
After watching the TV coverage of Heath Ledger's passing yesterday, I couldn't help but be reminded of Don Henley's song, "Dirty Laundry".For those of you who aren'tfamiliar with it, "Dirty Laundry" is Henley's commentary on the decline of journalismand how the people who cover the news are really just failed actors andnews coverage is all about finding the "dirtiest" story about someone andrunning with it whether it's true or not. (Henley wrote the song fifteen years ago.) The lyricsthat particularlycame to mind inlight of Ledger's passing are:
"Dirty little secrets, dirty little liesWe... (more)
...debate (if one can call it that), should have stayed in Vegas, and not viewed by the millions of people who tuned in, to see an actual presidential debate and not a side show. Sadly it seems that a once esteemed and professional news organization has regressed into nothing more then tabloid journalism, befitting something along the lines of the E Channel. However, the prearranged coronation of Hillary Clinton didnâ€™t end with the debate, in reality it had just begun. CNN had (by its own definition) â€œthe best political team on televisionâ€ to analyze and interpret what had ... (more)
The subject matter of my writing is pretty much about stuff. I watch people and when I observe stuff that is amazing or amusing, I muse about it a bit. My journalism is pretty much sarcastic but all in good fun and never meant to offend. I also find it both entertaining and remarkable that most of the people who choose to comment do so about me, and say relatively little about my work. The most compelling part of this equation is that they know NOTHING about me. They scan a sentence or two and then vomit rudely in the comment section (based on their own stuff) I assume. Itâ€™s fine, just... (more)
...10 Censored stories in metropolitan areas throughout the country, and Project Censored was featured on more than 125 independent talk radio and television shows. Throughout the next year and into the next decade, Project Censored will continue to inform the public, advocate for independent journalism, and strive to spark debate on current issues involving media monopoly. Project Censored is a national research effort launched in 1976 by Dr. Carl Jensen, professor emeritus of Communications Studies at Sonoma State University . Upon Jensen's retirement in 1996, leadership of the project was ... (more)
... to that of Kate McCann, the mother of missing girl Madeleine, and Princess Diana, who died after being chased by paparazzi. "That is what we're doing as a nation, buying these newspapers," she told GMTV. "Every time you buy one of those you contribute to it. So force a change for responsible journalism." She said the "hate campaign" whipped up by some tabloid media put her and her daughter's life at risk. "That's why I considered killing myself, because I thought if I'm dead, she's safe and she can be with her father." In a later television interview on BBC, Mills was asked: "Are you... (more)