What it's like to report from inside ISIS training camps

"I love my job, I love journalism- I want to tell the top stories in the world," Afghan-born journalist Najibullah Quraishi told me, by phone. I have heard plenty of journalists around the globe say such things. But he isn't just saying it. He risked his life to get to the core of the most important story in the world right … Read More

'PBS NewsHour,' NPR unite for election coverage

PBS NewsHour Two of America's most prominent public media organizations announced Tuesday that they will join forces to cover the 2016 political conventions. NPR and "PBS NewsHour," the flagship nightly news broadcast of PBS, will work together to cover the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention. The two organizations will pool their reportorial muscle to … Read More

PBS ombud: Judy Woodruff's Clinton Foundation donation a 'mistake'

PBS Michael Getler, the ombudsman for PBS, called on Thursday a decision by "PBS NewsHour" managing editor Judy Woodruff to donate to the Clinton Foundation "a mistake": Woodruff has had a distinguished, 45-year journalistic career, holding down important positions with CBS, NBC, CNN and PBS. She has always struck me as straight and professional in her approach to … Read More

PBS pulls branding on 'Mediashift'

Future-of-news program "PBS Mediashift" will lose its affiliation with PBS beginning in July, Executive Editor Mark Glaser announced Friday. Although the podcast and its associated programs will no longer be hosted at PBS.org or contain the public broadcaster's branding in their titles, Glaser said "Mediashift" will continue in its current form as an independent entity. Idea Lab, an initiative … Read More

NPR standards editor voices disapproval of Affleck episode on PBS

NPR An episode of PBS' "Finding Your Roots" that glossed over the slave-owning heritage of movie star Ben Affleck is not in keeping with standards at NPR, Standards and Practices Editor Mark Memmott wrote Wednesday. Let’s keep this simple: The people we interview, the sources we use and the supporters who give us money do not shape or … Read More

The New York Times, 'PBS Newshour' strike video-sharing agreement

The New York Times and "PBS NewsHour" have entered into an agreement to share video journalism, including news reports and longer documentaries, on a regular basis, the outlets announced Thursday. The deal specifies that both news organizations will begin to offer each other footage for use on their websites and social channels. This announcement formalizes an arrangement that manifested recently … Read More

Journalism education site hopes to become hub for 'solutions journalism'

EducationShift PBS' MediaShift launched a site focused on journalism education Wednesday. EducationShift hopes to become "the central hub for journalism educators, students and professionals to find resources, tools and support for transforming their work," University of Wisconsin professor Katy Culver writes in an introductory post. Culver, who has taught and written for Poynter, is EducationShift's … Read More
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