And I can tell you, again, because of the respect I have for the photographers in particular, that I am very sensitive to the situation they're in and that all of us -- when I say "us," I was in -- by the transformation created by the Internet and the pressure that has put on business models. And I think that's what is often never mentioned in op-eds or in other venues where this issue is raised.(more...)
But a lot of this -- that some of this, anyway, has to do with, you know, fundamental transformations in the media that -- of which we and other institutions are simply participants, but not -- we did not create the Internet, this administration, and --
At long last, Texas A&M will again offer degrees in Journalism. What a great day for TAMU and my former program! I am thrilled by the news! — True Brown (@12thManTrue) December 9, 2013Ten years ago, True Brown was a junior pursuing a journalism major and the editor of the student newspaper. He helped start a petition opposing ending the major and a web site dedicated to preserving the program. At the time, the student newspaper, The Battalion, ran a blank page with just these words: "THE TEXAS A&M ADMINISTRATION’S VISION OF JOURNALISM.” According to a 2003 story from the Student Press Law Center, the school said it stopped offering the major because it couldn't afford extra professors to keep the program going. (more...)
The speculation is that media is going to be deemphasized as the company concentrates more and more on its licensing and products line.(more...)
Of all the stories aired in October and November, many more were negative than positive. Sixty-eight percent of ABC's stories on the ACA were overwhelmingly negative, followed by NBC with 62 percent, and CBS with 46 percent. Ten percent of CBS stories were overwhelmingly positive, and zero NBC and ABC stories were positive.(more...)
And behind the podium the tape marks the spot for POTUS, FLOTUS, Sasha and Malia. pic.twitter.com/Vk3OFzK2 — Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) January 20, 2013(more...)
Most of the people we spoke to, especially traders, were startled to hear about this practice, worrying that it might create an incentive for Bloomberg reporters to "push" or stretch stories with the specific aim of moving markets. Traders react instantly to headlines and news stories, and the decisions they make often make or lose significant amounts of money.La Roche quotes an unnamed person familiar with the Bloomberg incentives as saying that the concerns are overblown.
In an op-ed for The New York Times on Wednesday, Santiago Lyon, vice president and director of photography at the Associated Press, wrote about how President Obama bypasses the media to tightly control his image using official photographs.
By no stretch of the imagination are these images journalism. Rather, they propagate an idealized portrayal of events on Pennsylvania Avenue.
If you take this practice to its logical conclusion, why have news conferences? Why give reporters any access to the White House? It would be easier to just have a daily statement from the president (like his recorded weekly video address) and call it a day. Repressive governments do this all the time.”
As a result of these kidnappings, a growing number of news organizations no longer feel that it is safe for their reporters and photographers to enter Syria, and many have decided to limit their coverage of the war, unwilling to have their staff members subjected to the increasingly common risk of abduction.The news organizations signing the letter include Agence France-Presse, The Associated Press, Atlantic Media, BBC News, The Economist, Getty Images, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Reuters, The Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
We believe it is imperative for the leadership of the armed opposition to commit itself to assuring that journalists can work within Syria, secure from the threat of kidnapping. Among other things, we ask the leadership to assist in identifying those groups currently holding journalists and take the steps necessary to bring about their release.The Atlantic recapped the recent kidnappings:
Just in the last few weeks, we've learned that two Swedish journalists were abducted near the Lebanese border, two Spanish journalists were kidnapped by al Qaeda-affiliated fighters in the northern province of Raqqa, and an Iraqi cameraman was executed by the same jihadi group in the northern province of Idlib.The Committee to Protect Journalists ranks Syria as the most dangerous country for journalists. The organization reports that 53 journalists have been killed in Syria since 1992.