Monthly Archives: September 2010

Burmese reporters risk lives to get news

Reporters for the Democratic Voice of Burma don’t just report news, they risk their lives for it. In Burma, a military controlled nation in southeast Asia the government controls every aspect of the media, and public protesters are met with … Continue reading

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It is Important to get Your Facts Straight

Thirty years ago this Tuesday was the anniversary of Janet Cooke’s fabricated Washington Post article, “Jimmy\’s World“. The article talked about the life of “Jimmy”, an eight year old drug addict. The story was published and ended up being awarded the … Continue reading

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Aid Promised to Haiti is Yet to be Seen

At fault: bureaucracy, disorganization and a lack of urgency, according to officials in the State D Continue reading

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The Associated Press Stylebook- “The Journalists Bible”

The Associated Press began producing The Associated Press Stylebook  in 1953. The AP Stylebook was created due to the need for consistency in style preferences in journalism. The AP Stylebook consists of many different sections. The main section is the … Continue reading

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Should online content be free?

In the past year or so, Eau Claire’s Leader-Telegram has began restricting access to their online articles. The shift that newspapers are making away from the print form and towards online content is a hot topic in the journalism community. … Continue reading

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A Database of Teacher Reviews: should our teachers be graded?

The Los Angeles Times was the center of attention today for posting teacher performance reviews on its website last month, which may have led to the death of a teacher. Rigoberto Ruelas Jr., a fifth-grade teacher at Miramonte Elementary School, … Continue reading

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new AOL Network “PatchU” popular among journalism schools

AOL’s new initiative called PatchU is said to be a successful program for college journalists. PatchU, created by Patch, is said to offer internship and coursework opportunities to students under guidance of professional Patch editors. According to the president of Patch, Warren … Continue reading

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