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"A good reporter used to make as much as a bartender or a police sergeant; he now makes as much as the average doctor or lawyer, and probably a great deal more. His view of the world he lives in has thus changed. He is no longer a free-lance in human society, thumbing his nose at its dignitaries; he has got a secure lodgment in a definite stratum, and his wife, if he has one, maybe has social ambitions."
H.L. Mencken, 1927
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The situation concerning freedom of media is “alarming” as only a fraction of the world's population enjoys a free press, an EU official warned on Wednesday. Experts want new laws to protect investigative journalists. Ahead of the World Press Freedom Day on May 2, the European Parliament's ...
The murder of journalist-turned-activist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru and other indicators such as hate speeches, trolling on social media and attacks on journalists has pushed India to the 138th spot on the World Press Freedom Index. Read on for a detailed view of how other countries rank on the list.

By Palestine Chronicle Staff. A US monitor confirmed at least seven Palestinian journalists covering the Great Return March in Gaza have been injured on the fifth Friday of the ongoing protests. Committee to Protest Journalists (CPJ) said the toll was based on reports by Palestinian Journalist Syndicate, ...
In the past twelve months alone, six journalists were murdered, half of them in the European Union. Since 1992, over 150 journalists have been murdered on our continent, one every two months. Some were covering wars, but the majority were murdered while trying to spotlight the dark corners where ...
The crackdown has intensified since the failed coup attempt in 2016 and turned the country into the world leader at jailing journalists. The trial began on July 24, 2017. On April 25, the 27th Istanbul Heavy Penalty Court convicted 13 of the defendants of aiding a terrorist organization. The sentences were ...
Anya Schiffrin, who edited the volume and is the director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at Columbia University's School of International Affairs, spoke with CJR about the legacy of investigative reporting on the continent, the challenges faced and overcome by journalists ...

Mutz's study says it may have to do with data indicating lack of college education as the strongest predictor of Trump support. "When journalists analyze these data, they usually look at bivariant relationships, you know, how are people voting relative to one characteristic of them," Mutz told Stelter. "Education ...
At least seven Palestinian journalists were injured while covering protests in the Gaza Strip on April 27, 2018, as the Israel Defense Forces used tear gas and fired live rounds to try to disperse protesters, according to the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate, news reports, and three local journalists--Moneeb ...
This was true, he said, not just for the government officials and doctors talking about the disease on television and in print, but also for the journalists who had to explain it. In doing so, they often employed the same euphemisms, like “bodily fluids,” to substitute for words like semen, leaving the impression ...
Media rights group Reporters Without Borders says Iran has remained one of the world's most unsafe countries for journalists in part because there is no Iranian association to defend them. In its annual World Press Freedom Index published on Wednesday, the Paris-based group gave Iran a ranking of 164 ...
The 10th annual Izzy Awards were held April 24 to honor the work of journalists Sharon Lerner, Lee Fang, Todd Miller and Dahr Jamail along with the retirement of Jeff Cohen, current director of the Park Center for Independent Media. The PCIM gives Izzy Awards to journalists for work they do at ...
Mr. Comey, by now a bona fide bipartisan pariah, was sipping California pinot noir from a paper cup and celebrating the remarkable success of his juicy new memoir, “A Higher Loyalty,” with perhaps the last crowd left in town who will gladly have him: journalists. In a city not known for snappy dressing, Mr.
Fox News, accompanied by a flurry of right-wing media organizations, took remarks made by Jim Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent, out of context on Wednesday to suggest he was disparaging the intellectual prowess of President Trump's supporters. Speaking to Variety magazine about ...
The Maison des Journalistes, located on a quiet street in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, is exactly what its name suggests: a home for journalists from around the world, all of whom came to France after fleeing persecution in their countries of origin. The structure, a converted brush factory, offers ...
According to Turkish state news agency Anadolu, the court handed down sentences of up to eight years to staff members of Cumhuriyet newspaper, one of the country's last remaining independent publications. The defendants were among over a dozen journalists and staff from Cumhuriyet to go on trial, ...
It calls for a thorough and independent investigation of the murders led jointly with Europol, along with setting up national and European measures to better protect journalists and whistleblowers. It also suggests the establishment of a permanent EU scheme to support independent investigative journalism.
... military recalls the worst times of Pakistan's dictatorships and is seriously undermining democratic practices. With just months to go until the next general elections, it is high time to allow journalists to lead the public debate with complete freedom, failing which Pakistan will lose all international credibility.” ...

It's fashionable to argue that newspapers are dead, or at least rapidly dying. But this week's unveiling of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes is a heartening reminder of journalism's strength in America today – and of the essential role journalists play. Newspapers and journalists of all kinds perhaps have never been ...
The Committee to Protect Journalists promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ ensures the free flow of news and commentary by taking action wherever journalists are attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, censored, ...
With the possible exception of medicine, no other profession self-flagellates (and self-congratulates) over ethics like journalism. The Society of Professional Journalists, a leading industry group, not only boasts a code of ethics widely seen as the profession's gold standard, but also offers awards for stories ...
The Society of Professional Journalists announced today that “Lost Mothers,” a project with NPR, has won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism. The collaboration illuminated a disquieting trend: The United States, which spends more per capita on health care than any other country, has ...
No media source currently available. 0:00 0:02:17 0:00. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on В Контакте · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend · Share on LinkedIn. Reporters Without Borders has called for investigations into attacks on journalists during the recent protests in Armenia.
OpenNews moved to focus its next convene — where developers, designers and journalists come together in intensive events that result in open source tools for journalists, like NPR's Lunch Box or the Marshall Project's Klaxon — on security for journalists. Building security tools in a few days proved to be ...
A series of data-based stories by the Traverse City, Michigan, Record-Eagle disclosing inequities in the prosecution and sentencing of black drug defendants has won national honors for investigative reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists. The series, titled “High Crimes,” won the Sigma Delta ...
Capturing the narrative: Trolls try to “bait journalists into telling an easy story,” often one that resonates with people who have racist, sexist, anti-immigrant and homophobic beliefs. By the time the story gets to the media, journalists don't know the malicious source. Donovan cited the untrue rumor that ...
By Chris Weeks. Ulaanbaatar, 23 April, 2018 - Journalists from Mongolia have shown their commitment to reducing disaster risk through participating in a unique training course, highlighting reporters' vital role in bolstering community resilience. The workshop, organised by the Asia Disaster Preparedness ...
Dozens of Russian journalists have been murdered since 2000, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Glasnost Defense Foundation. They weren't covering shooting wars or riots but powerful Russian institutions. A surprising number have implausibly fallen or slipped to their deaths.
The scandal appears to be encouraging other journalists to speak up about sexual harassment in Japan. Since the scandal broke, The Japan Times has been receiving emails from other female Japanese journalists describing their bitter memories of sexual harassment. All requested that their names be ...
The person to catch UPEC journalists/soldiers' attention is Rosa Maria Paya. Anyone who has wanted or needed to prove their loyalty to the regime has vomited all over her. They call this woman “stateless”, a “traitor”, “liar”, “annexationist” and say that she has asked for a military intervention in Cuba, that ...
But “citizen journalism” was, with the rise of popular, online-only journalists and their stories of varying accuracy propelled by then-young social media. So in April 2009 I penned a thought experiment: Would voluntary journalist certification be useful as a type of trusted seal for readers and viewers, similar to ...
Growing up in an era of mass shootings, teen journalists have been at the center of a whirlwind of violence. We've been raised in a terrifying world of lockdown drills, death tolls, and moments of silence and fear. Mass shootings aren't new to us. But the #MarchForOurLives movement is. Because for the first ...
Freelance journalists, in a constant hustle to secure work, are often forced to rest on the laurels of their Googleability. But online abuse can force writers to disappear from online communities or refrain from publishing altogether, with serious personal and professional consequences. A new study from PEN ...
“It'll be revolutionary for the portions of our jobs as journalists that you can get the metaphorical intern to do. Already, we're seeing a lot of fruitful machine-learning work in investigative journalism: where there are huge numbers of documents to sort through or airplane flight paths to be categorized or press ...
Fellow journalists said they believe Sabry was targeted for the website's coverage of the Egyptian elections and its criticism of state authorities. "Masr al-Arabia's editor-in-chief was arrested because the website is one of few independent news outlets in Egypt," Kotb al-Arabi, an Egyptian journalist and ...
But as news of these violent episodes continues to first break on social media platforms like Twitter, another issue keeps coming up, if less urgently than the others: What should we make of the journalists who race to chase down the social media users who live through and post about these incidents, ...
Sinclair TV stations' journalists face expensive penalties if they quit ... After Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. drew widespread criticism for having anchors read a statement taking aim at the integrity of other U.S. media outlets, many wondered why some of the company's journalists didn't just quit. Short answer: ...
The senior judiciary and the media should establish a formal committee to promote open justice and greater access to information about cases being dealt with at the Royal Courts of Justice, according to the Chartered Institute of Journalists. The call comes in a new report the institute, the oldest ...
Drennan said: “During the course of the data interrogation, INM's data appears to have been searched against the names of various individuals, including, amongst others, a number of INM journalists and two senior counsel.” He also claimed that the board at INM only became aware of the data ...
A Myanmar judge said on Wednesday he would decide next week on whether to throw out a case against two Reuters journalists who were arrested while reporting on military abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, could face up to 14 years in prison on ...
India's information and broadcasting ministry said late on Monday that journalists or agencies accused of creating or spreading fake news would be referred to the Press Council of India and another statutory body for broadcast media. The notice, which cited “the increasing instances of fake news” but did ...
Michigan State University spent more than $500,000 to keep tabs on the online activities of former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar's victims and journalists covering the case, according to the Lansing State Journal. The public-relations company Weber Shandwick billed the university $517,343 for more than ...
"Authorities must thoroughly investigate the killing of the journalists and determine if they were targeted because of their reporting," Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Asia program coordinator Steven Butler, told DW. "This tragic incident may well be a failure of local authorities to provide adequate ...
The idea for Unity originated during casual conversations between former National Association of Black Journalists President Will Sutton, Jr., and National Association of Hispanic Journalists founder Juan Gonzalez, who compared their experiences as journalists of color working in Philadelphia in the ...
Six journalists have been killed since the report was issued. Most notably was Gauri Lankesh, a veteran reporter for a Kannada-language newspaper. She was fatally shot just outside of her home in the southern city of Bangalore in September 2017 after publishing reports critical of Hindu extremists.
Hundreds of journalists wearing white shirts marched through Haiti's capital Wednesday to demand an investigation into why a freelance photographer vanished two weeks earlier while on assignment. Vladjimir Legagneur disappeared March 14 after entering the Grand Ravine area, considered one of the ...
(CNN) An Indian national has been charged with people smuggling after allegedly attempting to sneak a team of fake journalists into Brisbane, Australian authorities said Thursday. The group was posing as a media contingent coming to the Australian state of Queensland to cover the 2018 Commonwealth ...
I recall the pleasure of being with two particular journalists on a trip last year to Uzbekistan. This Central Asian country was, until recently, one of the most restrictive in the world for freedom of speech and while some reforms are underway, censorship and harassment of journalists are still pervasive.
Three Indian journalists have been struck by vehicles and killed in recent days in what their families and rights groups claim were deliberate attacks. The deaths of the reporters Sandeep Sharma in Madhya Pradesh state, and Navin Nischal and Vijay Singh in Bihar state, have underlined India's status as ...
In comments after the event and in tweets sent later to journalists, Brown clarified that what she meant was not accreditation per se. Rather, she said she was describing how, in order to stamp out fake news, Facebook might have to verify trusted news organizations “through quality signals or other means.”.
BBC journalists are to visit schools to teach children how to identify fake news. The initiative has been designed to tackle false information that the corporation says “threatens fact-based public debate and trust in journalism.” Details of the scheme, which will involve up to 1,000 schools, will be outlined in the ...


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