Journalistic Practice

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Introducing NewAssignment.Net

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What is the future of journalism? Jay Rosen and Craig Newmark discuss an idea for supporting entrprise reporting.

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FEMA: a Disaster for freedom of the press

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Katrina victims “not allowed” to talk to media, reporter told

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A Study of bias in the Associated Press

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AP is a massive institutionalized bureaucracy that feeds new stories to nearly every newspaper and radio/TV station in the United States and the world. They are so large that top-down control of single news stories is literally impossible. However, our evidence clearly indicates a built-in bias favoring the powerful.

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A secret the media kept

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Toward the end of 1979, hundreds of American and Canadian journalists and news organizations got hold of a dynamite news story that would have made personal reputations and careers and sent circulation or broadcast ratings soaring.

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Bloggers blocked after Mumbai blasts

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India's fast-growing community of 'bloggers' and Internet users was in for a rude shock when it found favourite sites blocked out in the wake of the serial blasts in crowded trains that killed 200 commuters in the western port city of Mumbai, last week.

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey