You’ve graduated high school and your ready to choose a college. You’ve come to realize that journalism is where you see yourself but you can’t decide on which colleges to apply. There are so many choices and you’re not sure which program offers the type of education you would find most beneficial.
The past few months haven’t been too kind to Brian Williams as he continues to reel from the accusations and findings that he lied about a number of stories he reported on. Most recently it was announced that he would not be returning as anchor to NBC’s Nightly News due to an internal investigation finding a number of instances in which he fabricated details of his experiences while reporting abroad.
There are lists upon lists for nearly every professional school spread across the internet, but for some reason it’s incredibly difficult to come across any definitive list of top graduate journalism schools in the country.
As the end of Brian Williams six-month suspension from NBC Nightly News approaches, I’ve started to think about the biggest blunders to hit the journalism world over the past decade. There have been a good amount of scandals within the profession, but I’ve put together a list of the most notable ones in recent years.
Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, was caught in a lie about his experience during the 2003 invasion of Iraq back in February of this year. Williams had claimed that when reporting in Iraq that his helicopter was shot down when in reality the helicopter in front of his was hit by a grenade. Continue reading
With so many groundbreaking photojournalists around the world, it might be hard to narrow down this list to just a few. However, these journalists have made a lasting impression and have shaped the current structure of the profession.
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 correlation with our government and the media is dismissed whenever possible, according to a slew of recently published articles.
A new report by the Columbia Journalism Review claims that the relationship between the Obama administration and the press is the least open it’s ever been. The report suggests that President Obama is not living up to the promise he made only a few years earlier to be a more transparent government. Continue reading
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 out of Amsterdam, announced the disqualification for the 10-photo series on the underbelly of a struggling town in Belgium, shot by Giovanni Troilo.
The photo in question depicts Troilo’s cousin having sex with a woman in the back of his car. Troilo used a flash inside of the car to highlight the movement within the car and create a contrast with the dark surroundings of the night. However, critics argued that Troilo’s use of a remote-controlled flash violated the rules of the contest because they felt as though it was staged, and more reminiscent of art instead of photojournalism. Continue reading
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 offices.
Bob Simon, 73, who had worked as a correspondent for 60 Minutes for nearly 20 years, died earlier this month in a car accident on his way home from the studio. Simon had just finished production on his final segment, a report on a new drug that could combat the deadly Ebola virus that continues to sweep through Northern Africa. Continue reading
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 NBC Nightly News, had lied about his experience in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Williams had claimed that when reporting in Iraq that his helicopter was shot down. In reality, it was the helicopter flying in front of him that was hit by a grenade.
After breaking the initial story, Stars and Stripes reported on more inaccuracies in Williams reporting, including exaggerations on Williams’s reporting on Hurricane Katrina and encounters with Navy SEALS, according to Cleveland.com. Continue reading