Monthly Archives: December 2010

Photojournalism Ethics

By Elizabeth Tomlinson We have all been at home safe and relaxed watching the television when suddenly pictures from impoverished nations start playing across the screen with pleas for help. We are struck by the disturbing images that show a … Continue reading

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The Accelerating Decline of Newspapers

By Elizabeth Tomlinson As many are well aware, the number of citizens reading newspapers is dwindling at an alarming rate. Newspapers are quickly dying out across the United States, and they are being replaced with modern technology such as television, … Continue reading

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Wikileaks: The search for truth gone too far?

The website may is one of the newest and most controversial journalistic tools to ever come about. The brainchild of Julian Assange, an Australian activist, Wikileaks specializes in finding classified government documents and releasing or leaking them to the … Continue reading

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Photojournalism and Ethics

News is not only portrayed through words, but it is also shown through photos.  Another part of journalism is the art of photojournalism. So, what exactly is photojournalism?  It is the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for a … Continue reading

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Journalist Deaths on the Rise

Journalists around the world face death or injury on the job.  The year 2009 holds the highest record for the number of journalist killed since officials began the records 30 years ago. The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) is a … Continue reading

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Should online news sites charge for use?

A debate that has been ongoing in the journalistic community recently is whether newspapers that post stories and information online should charge people for the use of their online site. The British newspaper The Times has started charging forits website’s use. … Continue reading

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Use of Social Media for Reporting

The other day, Mashable published an article about using social media for investigative journalism. It outlines a few different scenarios in which investigative journalism was accomplished, at least in part, through social media of some sort. Twitter Logo The article brings up … Continue reading

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