Author Archives: Sean Flynn

Five Best Free Apps for Journalists in 2014

As a journalist you can often find yourself rushing to make a deadline and reporting on the fly.  It comes in not only handy, but imperative to have reliable smart phone apps that help you get the job done. Since … Continue reading

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Diem Brown, Entertainment Reporter and MTV Reality Star, Dies at 34

Diem Brown, MTV reality star and reporter died earlier this month after a long battle with cancer. She was 34 years old. The “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” star and entertainment reporter was admitted to a New York City hospital on … Continue reading

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Uber Exec Wants to Spy On Journalists

A senior executive at Uber – a private rental car service, came up with the outlandish plot to counteract bad public relations, not by solving problems but by making more. Senior vice president of business, Emil Michael, made comments earlier … Continue reading

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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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