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War journalism

War journalism

Note: This blog post also ran in the Society of Professional Journalism’s “Journalism and the World” blog. Click here to see the original post. I’ll write more on this topic later, but right now...

U.S. government expels legitimate reporters

U.S. government expels legitimate reporters

U.S. visa rules single out journalists with burdensome requirements In May, nine legitimate journalists were stopped while trying to enter a country. They were repeatedly questioned, fingerprinted, searched, handcuffed and held overnight in cells....

‘I’m addicted to war’

‘I’m addicted to war’

A former war buff embarks on her own 12 step program My name is Maria, and I’m addicted to war. I had my first taste of combat shortly after I turned 23, in the...

Looking for Online Dollars

Looking for Online Dollars

News providers are finding ways to make their Web sites profitable The Internet boom brought with it a set of buzzwords for the online news industry – “page views,” “eyeballs,” “site visitors.” Back in...

Avoiding the Spin Cycle

Avoiding the Spin Cycle

For many journalists, public relations agents are the used car salesmen of the communications industry. They will do what it takes to get you to buy a story pitch — supply you with experts,...

Ethics and war

Ethics and war

Critics claim journalists go too far – and, sometimes, not far enough. Since Sept. 11, American journalists have been walking a fine ethical line. On the one hand, there are grim warnings about spilling...

Tips for that job hunt

Tips for that job hunt

When jobs are more scare, you might have to change your expectations According to Gary Green, looking for a new job has been harder than any photo assignment he’s ever had. But experts say...

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Layoffs in the Newspaper Industry What’s ahead in the job market? As the U.S. economy slows down, journalists find their work – and sometimes their jobs — being sacrificed in the name of greater...

Making Digital History: Election 2000

Making Digital History: Election 2000

As online news sites were recording history this election, they were also making it. Record numbers of people went online for news, marking the first true test of the medium. This past election set...

Tightening the Seams

Tightening the Seams

The future is multimedia, and journalists are quickly learning to tailor their work for different mediums Late last year, Chicago Tribune reporter William Gaines got together with the newspaper’s jazz critic, Howard Reich, to...