The origin of "kick the can" | Marketplace from... →
“kick the can” has been used as a coded slur by the house republicans against the senate for not passing their version of the payroll tax bill — leaving out that the reason that the senate doesn’t want to pass the house version is because the house version has been filled up with lots of other undesirable — and even totally unrelated — things. things that make...
Why We Teach Journalism to Specialists, Instead of...
I’ve been saying that journalists have to step up their game to become experts in their beats, not just reporters. they will need to advocate solutions based up on their findings, not just echo quotes and pose problems. I’ve been saying that acts of journalism can be committed by anyone, just as someone can cook like a chef without being a professional chef. So to be a professional...
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The misinformation spouting from GOP Congressional leadership on the Keystone XL...– Robert Redford: Congress and Keystone XL: A National Disgrace
For young people in my neighborhood, getting stopped and frisked is a rite of...– Young, Black and Frisked by the N.Y.P.D. - NYTimes.com
The Austerians love to point at the 1930s as “proof” that Keynes was...– IT’S OFFICIAL: Keynes Was Right
The mission of Free Press – the organization I work for – is to educate the...– People Powered Policy Making « Groundswell
Sarah Pavis: I'm starting to think Lego is evil →
sinker: Well, maybe not evil, but “highly problematic.” First, let’s remove what we all *think* Lego is (i.e. our own nostalgic memories, our aspirational beliefs, or $250 robot sets), and instead concentrate on what Lego today is, for the most part: It’s movie-tie-in model sets marketed…
It might not come as much of a surprise after KTRV Channel 12 lost its Fox...– KTRV 12 Ends News Programming | citydesk
Studio 20 @ Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute:... →
great projects and great partners going on here. this is good stuff. well done, jay. studio20nyu: You are cordially invited to the Studio 20 Open Studio, a presentation of innovations in journalism by the students and innovators of Studio 20. These final projects are the both the capstone project for students enrolled in the NYU Arthur L. Carter School of Journalism, and a survey of...
But the company is running into a roadblock in this country. Some people, even...– Shunning Facebook, and Living to Tell About It - NYTimes.com
There is another step the FCC could take that would make it even more useful....– Why journalists should weigh in on FCC disclosure rules — while there’s still time | Poynter.
And for all the stability that tenure offers, some professors are nonetheless...– Teaching Without Tenure: The Lecturer’s Role in a Harvard Education | News | The Harvard Crimson
20 TV Shows With the Most Social Media Buzz This... →
Since we’ve published this social TV series, it seems that GOP debates consistently generate serious social media chatter. This past Saturday’s ABC Republican Presidential debate was no different. In fact, it was the most-watched debate of the 2012 campaign thus far, logging 7.6 million viewers t…
There was no one moment that crystallized my thinking or relieved me of my...– The joy of celebrating a godless Christmas. - Slate Magazine
'Comic Sans Project' Seeks to Save the Web's Most... →
The tools of computing and a networked world can help to get us there, he said,...– Out of Neal Stephenson’s Imagination Came a New Online World - NYTimes.com
David Carr: the man vs bloggers who aren't...
Last week, a story came across my desk that seemed to suggest that a blogger had been unfairly nailed with a $2.5 million defamation award after a judge refused to give her standing as a journalist. A businessman who was the target of the blogger’s inquiries brought the suit.
I went to work on a blog post, filled with filial umbrage, saddened that the Man once again had used a boot heel to crush truth and free speech. But after doing a little reporting, I began to think that what scanned as an example of a rich businessman using the power of the courts to silence his critic was actually something else: a case of a blogger using the Web in unaccountable ways to decimate the reputation of someone who didn’t seem to have it coming. The ruling on whether she was a journalist in the eyes of the law turned out to be a MacGuffin, a detail that was very much beside the point. She didn’t so much report stories as use blogging, invective and search engine optimization to create an alternative reality. Journalists who initially came to her defense started to back away when they realized they weren’t really in the same business.
As Europe’s economic crisis deepens, journalists covering the area are...– Expert: Journalists were caught off guard by Europe’s economic crisis | IJNet
In other words, the big shift in the United States over the past two decades is...– Zakaria: The real burden on the U.S. economy – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs
The campaigns are using free media as an amplifier and it’s smart,...– Excite News - Free media helping to define presidential race
And so I as an educator now say to a nation exactly what it has said to me for...– A superintendent calls school reformers’ bluff - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post
2. Serve the broad public, not just the affluent. In a keynote speech at the...– Tom Stites: Taking stock of the state of web journalism » Nieman Journalism Lab
Coding is the literacy of the 21st century,” says Codecademy cofounder Zach...– Codecademy: Next Frontier In Digital Education Movement - Forbes
on jobs and payroll tax: if your reporting ends at... →
seriously… if your two-sided, objective reporting is a leading dem saying “the rich aren’t paying their share” and a republican saying “rich people create jobs” and it ends there (like every single mainstream story today does), you are proving how unnecessary your style of journalism is to real people. you only show how vital it is to your sources, so they can...