Juan Williams – The Micro View

News organizations have the right – the responsibility even – to discipline or fire reporters who violate professional ethical standards.  But NPR reacted too hastily and too drastically when it fired news analyst Juan Williams for comments he made about Muslims. There is no easy yardstick for determining when reporters deserve to be fired for …

Hyperlocal sites have many faces

As the first anniversary of the Rapidian, Grand Rapids Michigan’s hyperlocal newspaper, drew near, publisher Laurie Cirivello wrote that there is no official definition for the term hyperlocal. But hyperlocal is a word that has permeated newsrooms and the media landscape for the last two years. So what is hyperlocal?

St. Louis Gets A Beacon for Online Journalism

Can it really be almost three years since we launched the St. Louis Beacon? Seems like only a few keystrokes ago when associate editor Bob Duffy, general manager Nicole Hollway and I sat down at borrowed tables in KETC’s building, opened our laptops, and our non-profit regional news organization became reality. Yet so much has …

Nonprofit Newsrooms Provide Outlet for Journalists

Last year more than 20 nonprofit journalism organizations gathered in New York and issued a declaration of purpose and formed a network to share resources, stories and business ideas. It was a moment symbolizing an extraordinary moment in U.S. journalism – a moment in which it was recognized that nonprofit newsrooms are here to stay …

MinnPost Takes Journalism to the People

Early in 2007 the two newspapers in the Twin Cities made separate announcements that resulted in the buyouts of more than 100 journalists — whose jobs were not being replaced.  It was the leading edge of the storm and it caused anxiety in the Twin Cities community.  In government, the arts, the nonprofit community and …

Pistor’s Eyes Provide Impetus for a Nose for News

Post-Dispatch reporter Nick Pistor broke a story about corrosion in the Gateway Arch. The gleaming stainless steel monument, at age 45, was rusting. Pistor had driven by the Arch in January and noticed gray streaks on the legs. It didn’t look good, but it was raining so he attributed the streaks to the weather. In …

An Outsider’s Vision of the Arch is Ignored

Since the Gateway Arch was completed in 1965 tourists and area residents have grown accustomed to seeing the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, opposite the Arch, as a wasteland of sorts. The bareness is in stark contrast to the grandeur and beauty of the Arch and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial park on the …

Reporters tactics a question in Innocence Project

The surreptitious recording of conversations by a reporter – a tricky legal and ethical issue – is the latest charge that prosecutors have raised about the tactics used by David Protess’ students at the Medill Innocence Project. State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez maintained in a written statement that the secret recording raised “serious legal and ethical questions about the methods that the professor and his students employed during their investigation.” The Innocence Project’s investigation concluded that Anthony McKinney was innocent of the 1978 murder of a security guard in Harvey, Ill. The Innocence Project has been influential in freeing 11 people from death row in Illinois.

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