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Northwestern’s Medill journalism school argues accreditation is of ‘little value’ – Marketplace.org

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism has let its accreditation lapse. – Miles Bryan The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University recently took an unusual step for a top-rated program — it allowed its accreditation to lapse. As of May 1, Medill is no longer accredited through the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, a nonprofit organization that reviews journalism programs across the country on a voluntary basis, usually…

Poynter and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Announce 2017 Academy for Diversity in Digital Media – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Applications now open for tuition-free program led by Mizell Stewart III, vice president of news operations for the USA TODAY Network, and media strategist Ju-Don Marshall ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 13, 2017) – The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will once again offer a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train the best and brightest journalists of color working in digital media. Applications are now open for the…

Canada’s largest newspaper chain is in trouble – Columbia Journalism Review

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Image via Wikimedia Commons. Anne Marie Owens couldn’t believe her luck when she landed a job as a general assignment reporter at the soon-to-open National Post in Toronto in 1998. Then a columnist at the St. Catharines Standard, a small southern Ontario newspaper, she had heard the media baron Conrad Black was starting a national broadsheet, and she wanted in. “There was this buzz about a paper that had no…

Members’ views on why media matters: ‘good journalism is our modern cultural conscience’ – The Guardian

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

When Guardian Australia turned four years old recently, we commissioned the journalism academic Margaret Simons to write a clear-eyed account of the media landscape in Australia. She drew on the research she and her team at the centre for advancing journalism at the University of Melbourne are conducting, investigating the impact of journalism on the operations of democracy and civic society. As part of that story we put the call…

Canada’s largest newspaper chain is in trouble – Columbia Journalism Review

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Image via Wikimedia Commons. Anne Marie Owens couldn’t believe her luck when she landed a job as a general assignment reporter at the soon-to-open National Post in Toronto in 1998. Then a columnist at the St. Catherines Standard, a small southern Ontario newspaper, she had heard the media baron Conrad Black was starting a national broadsheet, and she wanted in. “There was this buzz about a paper that had no…

Members’ views on why media matters: ‘good journalism is our modern cultural conscience’ – The Guardian

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

When Guardian Australia turned four years old recently, we commissioned the journalism academic Margaret Simons to write a clear-eyed account of the media landscape in Australia. She drew on the research she and her team at the centre for advancing journalism at the University of Melbourne are conducting, investigating the impact of journalism on the operations of democracy and civic society. As part of that story we put the call…

Northwestern’s Medill journalism school argues accreditation is of ‘little value’ – Marketplace.org

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism has let its accreditation lapse. – Miles Bryan The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University recently took an unusual step for a top-rated program — it allowed its accreditation to lapse. As of May 1, Medill is no longer accredited through the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, a nonprofit organization that reviews journalism programs across the country on a voluntary basis, usually…

Newspaper headlines: May’s mea culpa and the end of austerity – BBC News

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Image caption “Mess, Prime Minister” is the Sun’s front page headline – a reference to the classic British sitcom Yes, Prime Minister. It says Theresa May “grovelled” in front of Conservative backbench MPs after her “polling day disaster”. Image caption Mrs May is poised to end seven years of austerity, according to the Times. It says the prime minister spent the day apologising to her cabinet and backbenchers after losing…

Canada’s largest newspaper chain is in trouble – Columbia Journalism Review

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Image via Wikimedia Commons. Anne Marie Owens couldn’t believe her luck when she landed a job as a general assignment reporter at the soon-to-open National Post in Toronto in 1998. Then a columnist at the St. Catherines Standard, a small southern Ontario newspaper, she had heard the media baron Conrad Black was starting a national broadsheet, and she wanted in. “There was this buzz about a paper that had no…

Members’ views on why media matters: ‘good journalism is our modern cultural conscience’ – The Guardian

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

When Guardian Australia turned four years old recently, we commissioned the journalism academic Margaret Simons to write a clear-eyed account of the media landscape in Australia. She drew on the research she and her team at the centre for advancing journalism at the University of Melbourne are conducting, investigating the impact of journalism on the operations of democracy and civic society. As part of that story we put the call…

Mark L. Hopkins: New respect for newspapers – Wicked Local Easton

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mark L. Hopkins More Content Now Last week, I attended the annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Each year according to their publication, 300 of the best columnist from across the country come together to talk about the science and art of sharing news and information. Before you get the impression that I am including myself among the 300 best in the country…

Canada’s largest newspaper chain is in trouble – Columbia Journalism Review

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Image via Wikimedia Commons. Anne Marie Owens couldn’t believe her luck when she landed a job as a general assignment reporter at the soon-to-open National Post in Toronto in 1998. Then a columnist at the St. Catherines Standard, a small southern Ontario newspaper, she had heard the media baron Conrad Black was starting a national broadsheet, and she wanted in. “There was this buzz about a paper that had no…

Theresa May asked if Rupert Murdoch told her to give Michael Gove a Cabinet job, in letter from Labour’s deputy leader – The Independent

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Prime Minister is facing demands to say whether Rupert Murdoch asked her to appoint Michael Gove to the Cabinet. In a letter to Theresa May, deputy Labour leader Tom Watson said it had been “suggested” to him that Mr Murdoch, owner of The Times and The Sun, had lobbied the PM for Mr Gove’s return to front-bench politics. Ms May sacked the now-Environment Secretary last year when he was serving…

Guardian newspaper to go tabloid size – Financial Times

Monday, June 12, 2017

Guardian newspaper to go tabloid size

Email to newspaper claiming to be from Eric Conn lists terms of surrender – The Courier-Journal

Monday, June 12, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Eastern Kentucky Social Security lawyer Eric Conn had an unusual YouTube campaign underway to get himself appointed to President Obama’s Social Security advisory board back in 2010. An FBI poster released as the agency searches for Eric Conn.(Photo: FBI) LEXINGTON, Ky. — Someone claiming to be a fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case has contacted a…

“Russians Are Here” Newspaper Ads Have Secret Message: Vote For ‘The Americans’ – Deadline

Monday, June 12, 2017

Full-page ads in today’s The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post feature a striking image and little text to explain: “The Russians Are Here” says a banner headline, above a Washington Monument shrouded in an old Soviet-style hammer and sickle flag. Smaller text at the bottom of the page reads: THERUSSIANSAREHERE.ORG. An anti-Trump faction? An alarmist watchdog? Nah. The ad actually is a well-disguised For Your Consideration…

Newspaper headlines: May backs Gove, Boris backs May – BBC News

Monday, June 12, 2017

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