Author Archives: Sean Flynn

Obama Administration is Least Transparent White House in Half-Century

President Obama promised a transparent government as part of his second term in office, but there may be no larger issue that he has failed to deliver on. Again and again, citizens are denied the right to public participation in … Continue reading

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World Press Photo Revokes Award for Giovanni Troilo

A jury for the World Press Photo contest announced earlier this week that they decided to revoke the first place award of an Italian photographer for misrepresentation of one of the images in his series of photos. The organization based … Continue reading

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Journalism Loses Two Greats: Mourning David Carr and Bob Simon

It’s been a tough past couple of weeks for journalism with the deaths of two prolific and incredibly revered journalists. 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon and New York Times columnist David Carr died earlier this month, both close to their … Continue reading

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Brian Williams and Bill O’Reilly Caught in Lying Scandal

Two celebrated journalists have found themselves in the hot seat after embellishing details of their experience while reporting and their future in the media industry is unclear. It emerged earlier this month that Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of … Continue reading

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Ann Curry to Leave NBC for Media Startup

It was announced earlier this month that after nearly 25 years with NBC, Ann Curry was planning to leave the network to join a media startup. Curry has had an incredibly successful, yet tumultuous relationship and career with NBC since … Continue reading

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Sports Illustrated Laid Off Entire Photo Department

It was announced earlier this month that the iconic Sports Illustrated had laid off their entire photography staff, according to the National Press Photographers Association. The remaining six staff photographers, including Robert Beck, Simon Bruty, Bill Frakes, David E. Klutho, … Continue reading

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Deadliest Nations for Journalists 2014

The job of a journalist can be incredibly dangerous when working from nations in conflict and this year has proven to be one of the most deadly on record in recent years. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an … Continue reading

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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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