I guess I missed the discussion with Douglas Brinkley, the historian, and with with Sister Louise D. Patterson, wife of the Memphis preacher Bishop G.E. Patterson, on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King. But on the way to work this morning I heard a long, substantive, and rather wonderful interview with Jesse Jackson about King—his last moments, his struggle with our government, what he would likely be doing if he was alive, the progress on race and inequality that has been achieved since his death, the distance still to go. Where? On Imus in the Morning, on the 40th anniversary of King’s death and the one-year anniversary of Don Imus’s infamous remark. The human heart is a mysterious and resilient thing.
10:57 AM - April 4, 2008
Martin in the Morning
Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”
Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure
BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories
What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future
Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”
“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”
People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.
Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.
Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process – Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again