Monthly Archives: October 2010

Journalistic Integrity

Integrity [in-teg-ri-tee] If I were to select one word to describe journalism in its entirety this would be it. Integrity differentiates journalism from non-journalism According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of integrity is a firm adherence to a code of especially moral … Continue reading

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Restriction of the Press: How far is too far?

Restriction of the press in China.  Censorship in communist countries.  It is common knowledge that in some countries, journalism operates within strict guidelines. What can be reported is limited.  Many Americans feel safe from these acts.   But they would be … Continue reading

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Defending Journalists around the world

Journalists across the world are experiencing issues with staying safe while on the job.  They are threatened and are told to be silent or death will occur. The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) was founded in 1982. It is based … Continue reading

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Google contributes $5 million towards digital journalism

On their official blog Google Inc. announced that they will grant $5 million to non-profit organizations. This investment is aimed to encourage innovations for digital journalism.  Two million dollars will be given to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. According to their press … Continue reading

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Indiana University puts new spin on media day

Most college basketball programs, including the Green Bay Phoenix, use the annual media day to hype up their team, have a meet-and-greet with the players, and give a general overview of what to expect for the season. On October 6, Indiana … Continue reading

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Should Newspapers Endorse Political Candidates?

It’s just about time for the 2010 midterm election, and newspapers throughout the nation have started to endorse political candidates. This is nothing new; in fact many newspapers have been endorsing political candidates for years. However, as proponents of objectivity … Continue reading

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Anonymous Sources- Good or Bad?

Major news organizations have relied for centuries on anonymous sources, most notably the story of the Pentagon Papers. However, many organizations are now raising the bar on the use of anonymous sources due to trouble they have caused. Bringing me to … Continue reading

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