Friday, August 01, 2014. Last Update: Fri 4:08 PM EST

Author Archive

Articles by Sara Morrison | Email the Author

sportscenterstack.jpg

The toy department shall lead us

Why sports media have always been newsroom innovators

When Ezra Klein left the Washington Post in January to start his own website at Vox Media, a big... More

AnchorageDailyNews.jpg

Alaska’s digital startup takes over the daily

Promise, and potential pitfalls, as Alaska Dispatch and the Anchorage Daily News merge

One of the more fascinating local media experiments in America is playing out in Anchorage, AK, where, last week, the... More

jailcell.JPG

On World Press Freedom Day, little press freedom to speak of

Reports released by multiple organization are calling this the most dangerous conditions for journalists in decades

Last Saturday, May 3, was annual World Press Freedom Day. This year, the state of press freedom is especially grim;... More

newsweek-bitcoing.png

IBT Media is allegedly breaking labor law

Newsweek’s parent company only pays employees once a month despite laws mandating twice monthly, according to multiple former and current staffers

IBT Media, the parent company of International Business Times and Newsweek, has been violating New York labor law for years... More

alaskapipeline.jpg

In Alaska, journalists see a conflict over oil taxes—but their business side doesn’t

Appointment of public media CFO to state board prompts concerns in the newsroom

In Alaska, oil is king. A third of the state's jobs are tied to the industry. Political campaigns have been... More

syria_ND13_stack.jpg.jpg

The photo that cried wolf

A photo of a young Syrian refugee went viral with an inaccurate narrative attached

A few days ago, a four-year-old boy was photographed in the middle of the desert as he walked from Syria... More

calchnicon.jpg

Hard numbers

All the news that’s fit to fake

1.4 million average viewers of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart ages 18-49 1.1 million average viewers of The Colbert... More

privateeye.jpg

Eye’s up

Ian Hislop explains why Private Eye’s blend of humor and investigative journalism wouldn’t work in the US

Britain's bestselling current-affairs magazine, Private Eye, has been producing its biweekly and decidedly English mix of satire, industry gossip, cartoons,... More

socialmediaeditors.jpg

Social media in smaller markets

How three social media managers deal with smaller markets and more local coverage.

Rob Fishman's announcement that "the social media editor is dead," prompted plenty of responses, from Adweek to Zombie Journalism and... More

eagerbeaver.png

ProPublica kickstarts its internship investigation

Investigative journalism site experiments with crowdsourcing and crowdfunding

On May 28, David Dennis wrote in the Guardian that the prevalence of unpaid internships and their increasing role as... More

pineapples.jpg

Civil Beat says aloha to Huffington Post

Outlets team up to create new HuffPost Hawaii vertical

The Huffington Post and Honolulu Civil Beat are teaming up to create a HuffPost Hawaii vertical, the new partners announced... More

popcornicon.jpg

Pass the #popcorn

ICYMI: “Snow Fall” creates an avalanche of copyright questions

According to a recent Pew study, 16 percent of adults online use Twitter -- 8 percent daily. I'm pretty sure... More

popcornicon.jpg

Pass the #popcorn

ICYMI: Mickey Kaus takes on BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith and his Koch-funded immigration summit

According to a recent Pew study, 16 percent of adults online use Twitter -- 8 percent daily. I'm pretty sure... More

berry.JPG

The Plain Dealer columnist who knew Amanda Berry’s mother

“Imagine the worst day of your life and then repeat it every day for three years. That’s how she lived. Until she died.”

Needless to say, the kidnapping case in Cleveland has garnered a ton of media attention now that the three women... More

cpjicon.png

CPJ’s Impunity Index updates

Iraq tops the list of countries where murders of journalists have gone unsolved

The Committee to Protect Journalists updated its Impunity Index last week. The Index calculates the number of unsolved murders of... More

lumicon2.png

More of Jessica Lum’s work

Jessica Lum’s life and career were cut short, but she left a lot behind

Jessica Lum's life and career were cut short, but she left a lot behind. Here's a sampling of some of... More

lumicon.jpg

‘See you on the other side’

Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism

On September 22, 2012, Jessica Ann Lum took the stage to accept her award for Best Feature in the... More

keysicon.jpg

Exit Interview: Matthew Keys

What’s next for Reuters’s indicted former deputy social media editor?

It's been a rough month and a half for Matthew Keys. In March, Reuters's now-former deputy social media editor was... More

popcornicon.jpg

Pass the #popcorn [Updated]

ICYMI: Reuters social media editors spar

According to a recent Pew study, 16 percent of adults online use Twitter -- 8 percent daily. I'm pretty sure... More

localoreicon.jpg

Localore’s ‘new media life-forms’

The latest results of AIR’s initiative to show public broadcasters what’s possible

Since 2007, the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), a 25-year-old professional networking group, has been trying to figure out... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others

Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results


James Fallows on David Frum’s asserted, then retracted, charge the NYT ran fake photos of Gaza

“For all their blind spots and flaws, reporters on the scene are trying to see, so they can tell, and the photographic and video reporters take greater risks than all the rest, since they must be closer to the action. For people on the other side of the world to casually assert that they’re just making things up—this could and would drive them crazy.”

The 60-second interview: Marty Baron (Capital New York)

CAPITAL: I just noticed that the most-read story right now on your website is an aggregated piece about a Russian lizard sex station in space. BARON: [Laughs] Is that right?

Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

  • If you like the magazine, get the rest of the year for just $19.95 (6 issues in all).
  • If not, simply write cancel on the bill and return it. You will owe nothing.

Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.