On Tuesday, CBSnews.com launched World Watch, “a blog in which the men and women of CBS News, our eyes and ears around the world, showcase their original reporting” because “as we watch an unprecedented worldwide economic crisis, two unresolved conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the foreign policy of a new American president, our global connections have never been more important.” So far, in addition to updates from Mumbai, there’s a post from Zimbabwe on the cholera outbreak there (“close to 3,000 people have died of cholera in Zimbabwe so far” since August and, also: “Zimbabwe now has the world’s highest rate of inflation, last estimated at 231 million percent in July, and an unemployment rate which stands at more than 90 percent.”)
09:38 AM - December 4, 2008
Watching “World Watch”
#Realtalk: This isn’t another ‘golden age’ for print - But it is one for media
Social media in smaller markets - How three social media managers deal with smaller markets and more local coverage.
A rally for laid-off Sun-Times photogs - A protest Thursday morning drew about 150 picketers to the newspaper’s headquarters
Reporting, or illegal hacking - Scripps reporters are accused of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Exchange Watch: California Dreaming - Low healthcare premiums on the West Coast were trumpeted as a big, good-news Obamacare story. But: “Compared to what?”
The bold journalist died in a car accident in Los Angeles
On the journalistic value of being “a dick”
Buzzfeed’s statement on the death of its reporter
The disappearance of ‘Sports of the Times’
On the eve of two related SCOTUS decisions, how should journalists be covering the issue?
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.