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How does journalism shape our response to terrorism? In Orlando, local news was key

Along with social media, local journalists have a strong influence over community reactions to terrorist attacks, according to a new report analyzing the recent mass shooting in Orlando. The report, released today by the nonpartisan think tank New America, examines the changing role of social media and journalism in shaping Americans' response to terrorism. The report shows how … Read More
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For these journalists, veterans of Aurora, Boston and Newtown, the shooting in Orlando felt familiar

The morning news had ended and overnight crews were preparing to leave when Katy Camp got word that something was happening in Newtown, Connecticut. Camp, then the morning executive producer for WVIT in Hartford, produced the first several hours of coverage of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Within a year, she moved to Orlando to work … Read More
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Monday's Orlando Sentinel leads with a front-page editorial

Editors at the Orlando Sentinel had a couple of options for Monday's front page: Offer a traditional treatment with news of the death of 50 in a nightclub shooting early Sunday morning or go with full-page editorial? When Todd Stewart, senior editor for multimedia and visuals, left a late afternoon meeting, he thought the answer was a compromise that included … Read More
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For one journalist, the Orlando nightclub shooting feels all too familiar

ORLANDO, Fla. — A text woke Charles Minshew up early Sunday morning. "Horrible news out of Orlando," a friend from grad school texted at 6:46 a.m. Minshew, a multimedia artist at the Orlando Sentinel, was half asleep. Maybe his friend was talking about the Friday shooting of singer Christina Grimmie, he thought. He looked online. "Oh God," he … Read More
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Here are 81 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper. The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship … Read More
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Orlando Sentinel photographers must reapply for jobs

NPPA The National Press Photographers Association reported Thursday that photographers at the Orlando Sentinel have been told they'll have to reapply for their jobs, which will largely be "videocentric." Todd Stewart, the newspaper's design, graphics and multimedia editor who is the senior manager responsible for supervising the photography department, told the shooters during a meeting on Monday that the new job definitions will center on video. The gathering was Stewart's very first meeting with the photography staff. Kenneth Irby, Poynter senior faculty for visual journalism and diversity, said by email that the move to have photographers reapply for jobs is a "continued devaluing of quality photographic reporting in American newsrooms." Read More
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