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Journalism gets results

On Thursday, The Guardian reported that HSBC was ordered to pay $31.5 million following a massive international investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists: The investigation was prompted, Jornot said, by revelations in the Guardian, the BBC, Le Monde and other media coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. This showed that HSBC’s Swiss arm banked the … Read More
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Here’s what Facebook knows about ethnic minorities on social media

There were a few relevant insights for journalists in a SXSW session Friday that was primarily designed to motivate advertisers and marketers to target Hispanics, African-Americans and Asians on Facebook. If you want to get relevant content in front of a diverse audience on social media, you have to understand the nuances of how that audience is different from the … Read More
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'You learn it by doing it': Readers weigh in on Berkeley's proposed 10k fee

On Monday, I wrote about a proposed $10,250 supplemental fee at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. While I was compiling the (mostly unfavorable) responses, I asked Poynter's readers whether they thought pricey graduate degrees were worthwhile. Here's what they had to say: [View the story ""Rubbish — this is usury"" on Storify] … Read More
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What writers can un-learn from 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

The release of a hot trailer for the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey has stirred up renewed attention to the book trilogy that spawned it, the work of a very lucky British woman named E.L. James.  I very much like the arc of her personal story: from self-publishing the first book to sales of more than 90 … Read More
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Employment down, anchor salaries stagnant in local TV newsrooms

Pew Research Center Despite increased budgets and an optimistic advertising market, anchor salaries and employment were down throughout local television newsrooms in 2013, Katerina Matsa reported for Pew Research Center Wednesday. The Pew report was based on a survey of 1,300 local news directors published by RTDNA and Hofstra University. A little more than half of local TV news directors nationwide … Read More
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After journalism's disruption, a reporter chooses medicine as a career

I was sitting in the lecture hall of my medical school as a first-year student when the attending physician, a gray-haired internal medicine doctor, asked a question which set off, for me, a maelstrom of emotions. He had just referenced a story in that day's Chicago Tribune which was relevant to his lecture on physiology. "Just curious," he said. "How many of you even get the newspaper delivered?" Out of dozens of University of Illinois College of Medicine students in class that day — bright, eager, well-educated young people — my hand was the only one that went up. I doubt anyone else gave it a second thought. It was a passing inquiry meant merely to highlight the changing times: pretty much every young person gets their news online these days, if they get the news at all. But for me -- a former reporter for the Tribune and The Associated Press – the moment encapsulated one of the big reasons I was even sitting there. The rise of the Internet. The shifting demographics. The plunging circulations. The contraction of newsrooms. Read More
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