Monthly Archives: February 2012

Two more journalists die in Syria

I’m sure you’ve seen the headlines by now in your Twitter stream, but here’s a story from Time about reporter Marie Colvin and photojournalist Rémi Ochlik. Syria has become a very dangerous place to do journalism, and Colvin had already … Continue reading

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A profound loss to journalism

Anthony Shadid, the intrepid New York Times foreign correspondent who began covering the Middle East in 1995 for AP, died Thursday. A brave and brilliant man, Shadid’s death really does mean — and this is not hyperbole — a diminishment … Continue reading

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Good guidance?

We didn’t have time to go over in detail the Missourian’s new social media guidelines, and we didn’t go over the commenting policy at all. First, the social media guidelines. Are you comfortable with using social media as a journalist … Continue reading

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And the tweet goes on…

Tuesday, Joy Mayer will come to class and lead a discussion about social media and how it’s being used (and misused) by journalists. Before you come to class, we’d like you to read two things: This cool thing that Jessica … Continue reading

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Sunday reading: a story about a boy and his dog

Yes, it’s a story about a boy and a dog. But it’s so much more. This story delves deeply into the therapeutic benefits of helper dogs for children with disabilities — and the story of one child, in particular. (When … Continue reading

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Who is a journalist?

You’ve got to read this. It’s a terrific column by C.J. Cornell for MediaShift Idea Lab about the Crystal Cox case. She’s the Oregon blogger who found herself on the wrong end of a lawsuit after she blogged about a … Continue reading

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