County Fair’s Jamison Foser takes us through an example of “one way in which news organizations frequently drop the fact-checking ball…by repeating as fact something that they do not independently know to be true, but that has been reported elsewhere” (and, I’d add, without explicitly saying that this is what they’re doing) and then making things worse by slightly altering the original report “and a game of telephone ensues.”
09:28 AM - November 18, 2008
Snowball! (Unstoppable, Vaguely-Sourced)
‘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
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
“There are some lists that have helped Jews in the past, including, most notably, Schindler’s, but…”
We are all correct
“If you wouldn’t mind using another publication to advertise your infringement tool, we’d appreciate it”
“[A]s flagrant an assault on civil liberties as anything done by George W. Bush’s administration”
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon commencement speech as a short film
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.