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Teaching Journalism the Old Fashioned Way – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Monday, October 09, 2017

Tweet by Joseph Hong As the dean of student affairs of the Journalism School at Columbia University, Ernest Sotomayor brings years of professional experience to mentoring the next generation of journalists and helping them adapt to life in New York City. This is no easy task, considering the diverse backgrounds students come from. Ernest Sotomayor “From almost the very first hour they’ll be out on the street, looking for stories,”…

First steps into a brave new world of virtual reality journalism – The Guardian

Sunday, October 08, 2017

The greatest writing makes you feel like you are there, seeing, hearing, smelling, shivering, sweating, caressing, recoiling – whatever the scene requires. You are immersed. Virtual reality technology can achieve something similar. I loved experiencing the Guardian’s virtual reality piece, First Impressions, about the first six months of a child’s life. The utter dependency, the gradual acquisition of focused vision and colour perception – first red, then green, blue, yellow…

Future of news: bracing for next wave of technology – Fin24

Sunday, October 08, 2017

iStock Washington – If you think technology has shaken up the news media – just wait, you haven’t seen anything yet. The next wave of disruption is likely to be even more profound, according to a study presented Saturday to the Online News Association annual meeting in Washington. News organisations which have struggled in the past two decades as readers moved online…

HSBC picks retail head John Flint as next CEO: newspaper – Reuters

Sunday, October 08, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) wants to appoint company insider John Flint as its next chief executive and has approached regulators seeking their approval, Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper said. Europe’s biggest bank has told the Bank of England it wants approval for Flint, who currently runs the lender’s retail and wealth management businesses, to take over from Stuart Gulliver, the paper said, citing unnamed sources. HSBC did not immediately respond…

Trump Surprised Newspaper Published Favorable Article About his Fundraising Abilities – Voice of America

Saturday, October 07, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed surprise that The Washington Post — a newspaper Trump repeatedly has accused of writing inaccurate news stories about him — published a favorable news story about his fundraising prowess. The Post reported Friday the Republican Party is on the verge of raising more money in small amounts than in more than a decade, thanks to Trump’s fundraising appeals to his supporters. FILE – U.S….

Your local newspaper: The real deal | Local News | bhpioneer.com – Black Hills Pioneer

Saturday, October 07, 2017

While no one should ever say “I know it’s real because I saw it on the internet,” everyone should be able to say, “I know it’s real. I read it in the newspaper.” Real newspapers reporting real news have never been more important or more valuable to readers and communities. This week, newspapers across the nation recognize National Newspaper Week and the theme — Real Newspapers…Real…

Puerto Rico’s ‘Singing Newspapers’ Tell A Story Of Resilience – NPR

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Hector René “Tito” Matos (left), leads a celebratory plena musical bar hopping jam session along the trendy Calle Loiza neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Angel Valentin for NPR hide caption toggle caption Angel Valentin for NPR Hector René “Tito” Matos (left), leads a celebratory plena musical bar hopping jam session along the trendy Calle Loiza neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Angel Valentin for NPR Since Hurricane Maria, people…

Future of news: Bracing for next wave of technology – The Straits Times

Saturday, October 07, 2017

WASHINGTON (AFP) – If you think technology has shaken up the news media – just wait, you haven’t seen anything yet. The next wave of disruption is likely to be even more profound, according to a study presented Saturday (Oct 7) to the Online News Association annual meeting in Washington. News organisations which have struggled in the past two decades as readers moved online and to mobile devices will soon…

Michael Kennedy recognizes the value of a newspaper – Scottsbluff Star Herald

Saturday, October 07, 2017

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Puerto Rico’s ‘Singing Newspapers’ Tell A Story Of Resilience – NPR

Friday, October 06, 2017

Hector René “Tito” Matos (left), leads a celebratory plena musical bar hopping jam session along the trendy Calle Loiza neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Angel Valentin for NPR hide caption toggle caption Angel Valentin for NPR Hector René “Tito” Matos (left), leads a celebratory plena musical bar hopping jam session along the trendy Calle Loiza neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Angel Valentin for NPR Since Hurricane Maria, people…

Your local newspaper: The real deal – Black Hills Pioneer

Friday, October 06, 2017

While no one should ever say “I know it’s real because I saw it on the internet,” everyone should be able to say, “I know it’s real. I read it in the newspaper.” Real newspapers reporting real news have never been more important or more valuable to readers and communities. This week, newspapers across the nation recognize National Newspaper Week and the theme — Real Newspapers…Real…

Adams Publishing Acquires 22 Newspapers – Greeneville Sun

Friday, October 06, 2017

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Berlin’s ‘Newspaper Poet’ Walks in a Long Line of Eccentrics – New York Times

Friday, October 06, 2017

Along the way, Mr. Bleck has become a kind of cultural fixture, joining a tradition of beloved oddball Berlin characters that dates to the 19th century. Photo Mr. Bleck picking up his stack of newspapers earlier in the day. Selling Die Welt is now his only job. Credit Gordon Welters for The New York Times Back then, Jewish Berliners imported Parisian-style cafe and cabaret culture to their city, said Burkhard…

Real newspapers still offering real news – So Md News

Friday, October 06, 2017

Newspapers — especially community newspapers — are alive and kicking, no matter what you may have read online. We chronicle the lives and times of our neighbors, and keep a close eye on government. And in addition to our print products, we maintain an up-to-date website to serve the public. This is National Newspaper Week, Oct. 1 through 7, when newspapers are encouraged to promote themselves….

Fixers Are the Unsung Heroes of Journalism | The Nation – The Nation.

Friday, October 06, 2017

A worker is seen reading a copy of The Citizen newspaper in Juba, South Sudan, May 22, 2016. (Reuters / Adriane Ohanesian) EDITOR’S NOTE:&nbspThis article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com. Ready to Resist? Sign up for Take Action Now and we’ll send you three meaningful actions every Tuesday. Thank you for signing up….

Your local newspaper: The real deal! – Lynden Tribune

Friday, October 06, 2017

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The ‘Nate Silver Effect’ Is Changing Journalism. Is That Good? – POLITICO Magazine

Friday, October 06, 2017

The near-year since Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory has been filled with soul-searching and recriminations among those who research public opinion and those who write about it. A conversation around whether polls failed has hardened into two main camps: one blaming the data, the other blaming the media. But this version of the debate misses the point. The problem isn’t simply flawed data or the media’s misuse of it; these…

Idaho Press-Tribune among group of newspapers sold to Adams Publishing Group – Idaho Press-Tribune

Friday, October 06, 2017

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