Journalistic Practice

9/11: remembering the journalists

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The journalists who witnessed the massacre understood instantly that nothing would be the same again.

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San Francisco blogger freed after 30 days in jail, case still looms

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How far does reporters' right to protect sources extend? Are bloggers journalists, for the purposes of these and other legal protections?

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News Council will audit Spokesman Review coverage of development controversy

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An independent review will consider allegations that Spokesman-Review coverage of a Spokane development project was slanted because the newspaper is owned by the same people who own River Park Square.

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What's the object of objectivity?

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When reporters view "objectivity" as simply presenting "both sides" of a political argument, they can lose sight of more important values, and of the truth.

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On Katrina’s anniversary, compare corporate v. indy media coverage

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It’s been a year since Katrina. What have we learned about the priorities of independent versus corporate media?

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Reporters must reveal sources for steroid allegations or risk jail

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A federal judge ruled that two SF Chronicle reporters must reveal sources of grand jury testimony or face prison.

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