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Journalism needs to practice transparency in a different way to rebuild credibility

Journalism needs to practice transparency in a different way to rebuild credibility

Public trust in media continues to hover near all-time lows, driven by perceptions that the news industry is partisan and peddles inaccurate information (“fake news”), as well as ambivalence about news from social media. According to a new Knight Foundation report on news media trust, transparency is a key factor in restoring trust. Although media organizations promote the inherent value of transparency, they […] … learn more→

“League of LOL”: a case that questions schools of journalism

Since the beginning of February, testimonials have been pouring in on the “LOL league” – a Facebook group of young media professionals accused of harassing people between 2009 and 2012 on social networks, particularly Twitter, other journalists and members of the blogosphere. These revelations question the responsibility of the editorial offices, but also that of the schools of journalism. They also […] … learn more→

Does Brexit affect how universities should be teaching journalism?

Does Brexit affect how universities should be teaching journalism?

On Friday 24 June, as tattooed or cashmere-clad forearms punched the air in Brexit triumph, a disconsolate group of journalism educators were struggling through their annual conference. Struggling because most of us were dealing with the first two stages of Kübler-Ross’ model of grief – denial and anger; but struggling also to debate something that […] … learn more→

Love, blog me do. (You know I blog you.)

My husband teases me for skipping past much of the bulk of newspaper editorials to get to the comments. He’s a social scientist, interested in government policies and the social order; I’m a fiction writer, interested in how personalities respond to rhetorical maneuvers. It hasn’t been lost on me that the majority of highly rated […] … learn more→

The re-creationist myth

The journalistic missteps, errors, and omissions in Rolling Stone’s “A Rape on Campus” began to be exposed shortly after it was published last November. They were exhaustively described in an Columbia School of Journalism report, issued April 5, that’s even longer than the original article–13,000 words versus 9,000. (Rolling Stone removed the article from its […] … learn more→

To prepare 21st-century journalists, help students become experts

The field of journalism is in crisis, and that means journalism education is also in crisis. Jobs at traditional newspapers and TV stations are shrinking, and wages are stagnant. The switch to digital media, while spawning new roles for journalists, has resulted in a drastic net decline in full-time jobs. Further pain is likely. Robot […] … learn more→