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Archive for May, 2005

de Uriarte: Newsrooms’ Censorship by Omission

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Key Quote from this IM Interview with Dr. Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte:
Given the track record historically of censorship by omission …and the ongoing distortion of news about minority populations, leaders and issues, the mono-perspective content, the press has long failed its mission to inform.
Dr. Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte, an associate professor at the University of [...]

Journalism educators jump in the fray

Friday, May 27th, 2005

An article in Thursday’s New York Times, “5 leading institutions start journalism education effort” describes a $6 million effort for five leading journalism programs (Columbia, Berkeley, Northwestern, USC, and Harvard) to “revitalize journalism education” and address the crisis in journalism.
Journalism educators clearly have a stake in the outcome of restoring trust in the media, and [...]

An experiment in participatory journalism

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Wade Roush, senior editor for Technology Review, has created a blog for an article he is writing on on continuous social computing. The full article is now posted on the Continuous Computing Blog and readers are commenting on the article to help shape and inform what is eventually published in the magazine. He’s using pop-up [...]

Should Women Run All Newspapers?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

Yesterday, the Project for Excellence in Journalism released this study THE GENDER GAP: Women Are Still Missing as Sources for Journalists. One way to lessen the gender gap may be for women to run newsrooms.
Should women be in charge of newspapers? If you agree with Cynthia Gorley Miller’s arguments, there is good [...]

Learn How to Bridge the Gender News Gap

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Today the Project for Excellence in Journalism posted a study on how men dominate the sources in news stories. Tomorrow, learn in a PJNet IM Interview Leonard Witt held with Cynthia Miller, how if women ran the newsroom, the problem could be solved.