Reuters Launches Backstory: Great Idea, Implementation Needs Work

The discussion here should focus on the “why”–why did they keep pressing? What in their Trust Principles or in the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics made them push? Also, where were the holes in the first set of data? That is, what was in that data that said to them, “There’s still something missing.”

Steve Thurston American/Journalist

#nottheenemy @milbank @onthemedia Every journalist and journalism educator in America should take Dana Milbank’s lead: tell your personal story or the story of a journo you know.

Analysis: Trump, Self-Centered, Chaos-in-Chief

When the news turns bad, this president turns to chaos. Chaos is his coping mechanism. We all have ways that we defend ourselves in mentally difficult situations; his is chaos. He throws people off-kilter when he is feeling that way himself.

Journalism Dead? Not Local, Says WaPo. (Reason#7)

Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) had a great piece in the @PostStyle section the other day about local news being king of everywhere else but here. I’ve been saying this for years: journalism isn’t dead, and it’s not going to die.

“Crimetown”: Capers and Cronyism in the City of God.

“Crimetown,” in its first season, is journalism if not news, think long-form storytelling with a combination of killer plots (literally) with every episode and sound design that brings the feel of locations and the interviewees to life without becoming so showy.

Reuters Shifts Away from “Access”

What he is describing here in my opinion is just good journalism. An editor could write this about any government; hell, he could write it about his own office.

Student Press Rights at Risk

We at the Advocate have had our troubles on occasion with the MC administration, but usually the administration is understanding, which many students nationwide cannot say.

Reporters Committee Girding for Fights

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is realizing that change and dedication will be needed at both the legal front as journalists face major hurdles but also at the production end as they realize the low esteem the public often has for the work of journalists.

Take News Writing #6: Interesting People

The ability to ask people questions and listen to the answers is more than a skill needed for most jobs, it’s a skill needed for life. The good news, this skill can be taught. Come learn it in News Writing.

12 Reasons to Take News Writing #5

#montgomerycollege #mocoll #spring2017

In journalism, we tell other people’s stories. In doing so, we learn how to tell everyone’s story, including our own.

12 Reasons to Take News Writing #4

#montgomerycollege #mocoll #spring2017coursesĀ 12reasons news writing no.4 4: Facts Matter! The Oxford English Dictionaries dubbed “post truth” the word of 2016. Not in journalism! It might be trendy right now for people to decide what they wish to believe, but eventually truth shows its beautiful face, and we are there to capture it! Details here. (Questions…

12 Reasons to Take News Writing #3

#3: Face it, you bought a phone worth hundreds of dollars, and maybe you have a camera (a what?!?) lying around somewhere. A laptop? A tablet? Put them to good use. We take on the meaning of “mojo” (Mobile Journalist) fully in News Writing. Take it and use that stuff for something more than selfies!