Daily Show: Daily/Colbert - Night of the Helen Thomas

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South Park’s accurate depiction of broadcast journalism. - Imgur

South Park’s accurate depiction of broadcast journalism. - Imgur

Good journalism job-hunting tips

Research news organizations you want to work for> If you’re interested in working for a particular news organization, familiarize yourself with its website, social media presence and overall coverage. If you see coverage gaps, write them down and determine how you could help fill them. If there’s an opportune time, mention them during your interview (and make sure to note what the news organization does well, too).

I’m not even kidding, this is a great advice and well worth the effort. I’m now working full-time for an news org I sort of stalked I researched thoroughly before and it helped me score a job interview and eventually freelance commissions, short-term contract and now a real/grown-up work. Feels weird bro.

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A infographic I did for work: total unemployment vs unemployment of under 25’s looking for work.
Not sure how this situation can go on for long…

A infographic I did for work: total unemployment vs unemployment of under 25’s looking for work.

Not sure how this situation can go on for long…

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"When politics is expressed in a way that feels pedantic, we tune it out, even if we agree with it. Jokes are not frivolous—humor is essential to political discourse. Express politics in a way that can laugh about and people will actually listen up and be more likely to take your point to heart. This is why places like Syria continue to break the fingers of cartoonists."

We’re in ARGH-reement. | Blogtown, PDX

The latest NewStatesman’s cover featuring Angela “Ahnold” Merkel.

The latest NewStatesman’s cover featuring Angela “Ahnold” Merkel.

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"One of the only ways these youth found inspiration was through music: rap and hip hop. They listened to it on the local radio, and when the Institute’s Internet connection was working, they watched videos on Youtube of American and French rap groups. They said they felt a connection to the music because it is black music sung by blacks from the ghetto, from nowhere. The expression of anger on issues of social justice and rights resonates with them. Their clothing, ghetto celebrity style, started to make more sense."

(via War Songs: Youth Rappers in Eastern Congo | Newsmotion)

"One of the only ways these youth found inspiration was through music: rap and hip hop. They listened to it on the local radio, and when the Institute’s Internet connection was working, they watched videos on Youtube of American and French rap groups. They said they felt a connection to the music because it is black music sung by blacks from the ghetto, from nowhere. The expression of anger on issues of social justice and rights resonates with them. Their clothing, ghetto celebrity style, started to make more sense."

(via War Songs: Youth Rappers in Eastern Congo | Newsmotion)

The Daily Mail Song (by dananddanfilms)

She was assaulted by pro-Sarkozy supporters (or should I say militants given the tactics used) who mentionned her alleged political affiliation and her media (Mediapart.fr, an independant website critical of the conservatice government and of the presidential campaign of Mr Sarkozy) when shoving her around. Luckily, she isn’t harmed but shaken and pressing charges. More here (in French).
It may not seem like a big deal when compared to situations like Syria or whatnot but there’s a downward trend in France regarding press freedom. France has lost almost 30 places in the Reporters without Borders ranking since 2002.

Full disclosure: I did an internship at Mediapart during the summer of ‘09 where I met and worked with Marine Turchi.

She was assaulted by pro-Sarkozy supporters (or should I say militants given the tactics used) who mentionned her alleged political affiliation and her media (Mediapart.fr, an independant website critical of the conservatice government and of the presidential campaign of Mr Sarkozy) when shoving her around. Luckily, she isn’t harmed but shaken and pressing charges. More here (in French).

It may not seem like a big deal when compared to situations like Syria or whatnot but there’s a downward trend in France regarding press freedom. France has lost almost 30 places in the Reporters without Borders ranking since 2002.

Full disclosure: I did an internship at Mediapart during the summer of ‘09 where I met and worked with Marine Turchi.

briancolligan:

futurejournalismproject:

Employment in journalism has plummeted to levels by seen since the halcyon days of the early 1990s. Compiled from data gathered by the American Society of News Editors, the chart above shows newsroom staff in 2011 dropped to levels not seen in the U.S. since 1978.

Newspapers now employ 40,600 editors and reporters vs. a peak of 56,900 in the pre-Internet year of 1990, according to the census released today. Thus, newsroom headcount has fallen by 28.6% from its modern-day high.

Granted, there’s nothing particularly newsworthy about the decline of newspaper staff. And there is one bright spot. The ASNE data collection project began to track the number of journalist of color who were working at papers across the U.S. In 1979 just 3.6 percent of reporters were people of color compared to 12.3 percent in 2011. While this figure lags well behind the overall racial diversity of the American populace, it’s an indication that more than technology has changed in newsrooms.
Also not included in he data are journalism jobs at online-only shops like Gawker or Aol’s cornucopia of Internet media properties such as Huffpo and Patch. While not enough to offset industry-wide decline, there are thousands of modern journalists working full time whose last chance to see their name in print was likely time spent working for the college rag.
H/T PBS MediaShift

I totally got into this profession at the right time. My decision making is unimpeachable.

This. But somehow I’m sticking to it.

briancolligan:

futurejournalismproject:

Employment in journalism has plummeted to levels by seen since the halcyon days of the early 1990s. Compiled from data gathered by the American Society of News Editors, the chart above shows newsroom staff in 2011 dropped to levels not seen in the U.S. since 1978.

Newspapers now employ 40,600 editors and reporters vs. a peak of 56,900 in the pre-Internet year of 1990, according to the census released today. Thus, newsroom headcount has fallen by 28.6% from its modern-day high.

Granted, there’s nothing particularly newsworthy about the decline of newspaper staff. And there is one bright spot. The ASNE data collection project began to track the number of journalist of color who were working at papers across the U.S. In 1979 just 3.6 percent of reporters were people of color compared to 12.3 percent in 2011. While this figure lags well behind the overall racial diversity of the American populace, it’s an indication that more than technology has changed in newsrooms.

Also not included in he data are journalism jobs at online-only shops like Gawker or Aol’s cornucopia of Internet media properties such as Huffpo and Patch. While not enough to offset industry-wide decline, there are thousands of modern journalists working full time whose last chance to see their name in print was likely time spent working for the college rag.

H/T PBS MediaShift

I totally got into this profession at the right time. My decision making is unimpeachable.

This. But somehow I’m sticking to it.

braiker:

The Guardian’s 10 rules of “open journalism,” as tweeted by the editor-in-chief:
It encourages participation. It invites and/or allows a response
It is not an inert, “us” to “them” form of publishing
It encourages others to initiate debate.We can follow, as well as lead.We involve others pre-publication
It helps form communities of joint interest around subjects, issues or individuals
It’s open to the web. It links to, and collaborates with, other material (including services) on the web
It aggregates and/or curates the work of others
It recognizes that journalists are not the only voices of authority, expertise and interest
It aspires to achieve, and reflect, diversity as well as promoting shared values
It recognizes that publishing can be the beginning of the journalistic process rather than the end
It is transparent and open to challenge – including correction, clarification and addition 

braiker:

The Guardian’s 10 rules of “open journalism,” as tweeted by the editor-in-chief:

  1. It encourages participation. It invites and/or allows a response
  2. It is not an inert, “us” to “them” form of publishing
  3. It encourages others to initiate debate.We can follow, as well as lead.We involve others pre-publication
  4. It helps form communities of joint interest around subjects, issues or individuals
  5. It’s open to the web. It links to, and collaborates with, other material (including services) on the web
  6. It aggregates and/or curates the work of others
  7. It recognizes that journalists are not the only voices of authority, expertise and interest
  8. It aspires to achieve, and reflect, diversity as well as promoting shared values
  9. It recognizes that publishing can be the beginning of the journalistic process rather than the end
  10. It is transparent and open to challenge – including correction, clarification and addition 

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Front page of the French daily Libération of Tuesday, March 20th, 2012.
Tribute to the victims of a allegedly lone-wolf type of killer who, in 3 separate attacks, shot dead 3 French soldiers and 4 persons in front of a Jewish school.

Front page of the French daily Libération of Tuesday, March 20th, 2012.

Tribute to the victims of a allegedly lone-wolf type of killer who, in 3 separate attacks, shot dead 3 French soldiers and 4 persons in front of a Jewish school.

newschallenge:

Feowl: How it works

1. What do you propose to do?

Helping local media leverage a network of SMS-enabled contributors, Feowl provides the community with reliable data about the electricity supply.

2. Is anyone doing something like this now and how is your project different?

The Newschallenge is…

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