Author Archives: Sean Flynn

Blendle to Expand Its ‘iTunes for Journalism’ with $3.8M Investment

The New York Times Company and German-based publisher Axel Springer SE agreed to invest $3.8 million in a Dutch journalism startup company. Blendle, an online platform that allows it’s readers to search and read content on a per-article basis for … Continue reading

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Stephen Burgard, Northeastern Journalism School Director, Dies

Stephen D. Burgard, the director of the Northeastern University School of Journalism died earlier this week while on sabbatical, school officials announced Tuesday. Bruce Ronkin, interim dean of Northeastern’s College of Arts, Media and Design, addressed the community in an … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera Buys Full-Page Ad in New York Times Calling for Release of Jailed Journalists

Nearly 300 days have passed since the arrest and imprisonment of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, but the publication doesn’t want you to forget. Last week while world leaders gathered for the UN General Assembly, Al Jazeera took out … Continue reading

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Where Free Press Stands in Hong Kong Protests

Freedom of the press is a luxury that many take for granted. It’s easy to turn on the television, check your favorite website or browse social media for any inkling of news, but what if that wasn’t the case? Under … Continue reading

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Diane Sawyer Signs off From “World News”

After five years behind the anchor desk at ABC’s “World News”, veteran journalist Diane Sawyer signed off this past Wednesday with a thank you to her viewers and a reassurance that the show will be in “strong and steady hands” … Continue reading

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Reporting the News or Spreading Propaganda

The dangers of reporting on international conflict are nothing new. Journalists have stepped into harms way to cover wars and uprisings for years, but with the advent of social media journalists and media organizations face a whole new problem. When … Continue reading

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NBC Criticized for Pulling Veteran Journalist from Gaza

The tensions between Palestinians and Israelis have dominated the news over the past few weeks as thousands have been killed after being caught up in the long fought conflict.  There are stories to be told on both sides of the … Continue reading

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Buzzfeed Editor, Benny Johnson, Fired for Plagiarism

Buzzfeed has fired their viral politics editor last week after discovering numerous instances of plagiarism in his writing. Benny Johnson, 28, who began working for Buzzfeed in 2012 was found to have lifted “sentences and phrases” from other competing websites. … Continue reading

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Time Inc. Sells Off It’s Mexican Magazines

Time Inc., the owner of Travel + Leisure, Entertainment and Sports Illustrated, among others, announced earlier this week that they had sold their Mexican publications. While details of the transaction were not released, Time Inc. did disclose that they sold … Continue reading

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Journalism Powerhouse Time Inc. Invests in Video

The future of journalism has been argued by many to be non-existent, that publications are dying and that readership is down.  But to those in the industry with the inside scoop, it’s only evolving.  As print becomes a memorable past … Continue reading

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