Category Archives: Journalists

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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What Exactly Are Reporters’ Rights?

Everybody knows that the First Amendment allows for freedom of the press.  It gives journalists the power to report stories without the fear of persecution and prosecution.  But in a world that is becoming increasingly privatized, just how far does … Continue reading

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The Story of Jill Abramson’s Dismissal from the Times

It came as a shock to the journalism community earlier this month when it was announced that Jill Abramson was fired as executive editor.  To the outside world the paper seemed to be running successfully under her leadership, and she … Continue reading

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How to Pitch a Major Publication

Pitching your first story to a major publication can be an intimidating process, but with a little insight it doesn’t have to be.  Just think, if you were an editor what would you want in your pitches?  Once you get … Continue reading

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Ladies’ Home Journal to Cease Monthly Publication

Ladies’ Home Journal, one of the longest running publications in America, has announced that they will cease monthly publication after 131 years in business.  The publication’s owner, the Meredith Corporation, announced that the magazine’s final monthly issue will run this … Continue reading

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