Tommy Craggs and Max Read Resign from Gawker After Article’s Removal

The controversy surrounding Gawker is only mounting as last week, only one day after the decision was made to remove a contested article from their site was made, two top editors resigned.

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Ethical Journalism: How Gawker Missed the Purpose of Investigative Journalism

Last week, Gawker.com published a highly contested story about the CFO of Condé Nast courting an escort by staff writer Jordan Sargent.  Almost immediately, angry tweets and Facebook posts started to circulate online, condemning the gossip site for running a story that shamed an individual with no greater benefit to society.

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Top 11 Undergraduate Journalism Programs

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.

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Brian Williams Will Not Return as Anchor to NBC’s Nightly News

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.

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Top 11 Graduate Journalism Programs

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.

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The Decades Biggest Journalism Blunders

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.

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Brian Williams Saga Continues

The Brian Williams scandal may be coming to a head this week after findings from a months-long investigation have been presented to Comcast/NBC honchos, according to deadline.com.

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

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The World’s Best Photojournalists; Past and Present

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.

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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 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

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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 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

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