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Fake News in Real Context

Just published - Fake News in Real ContextThis essay explores the historical and current context of fake news - with comparisons to government propaganda, and professional and citizen journalism - as well as what impact it may have had on the 2016 U.

Fake news. Who should be the judge?

ZOMG!!1! I saw this meme, or was it a tweet? Or a meme of a tweet? on the internet today, and it looked really urgent and seemed legit and everything, because it had quotes. And it told me to share, … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 9, 2016

TIME MAGAZINE MAKES DONALD TRUMP PERVERT OF THE YEAR!

  TIME MAGAZINE MAKES DONALD TRUMP PERVERT OF THE YEAR! AND IT’S THE ONLY THING TRUMP HAS WON THAT MAKES SENSE. AND IN MANY PRESS COVERAGE OF THIS “NON-EVENT” AS WITH #NPR THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO MENTION OF HILLARY CLINTON BEING...
by The Politics of Everything on Dec 7, 2016

MOTHER JONES: PROUD OF THE ARMENIAN #BENBAGDIKIAN WHO LEADS IN JOURNALISM FOR THE ONLINE PAPER

MOTHER JONES: PROUD OF THE ARMENIAN #BENBAGDIKIAN WHO LEADS IN JOURNALISM FOR THE ONLINE PAPER ABOUT BEN BAGDIKIAN Photo by Ed Homich Pulitzer Prize winner, dean of the UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, media critic: Ben Bagdikian's professi...
by The Politics of Everything on Dec 6, 2016

Being Brief

The thing about people, friends, significant others, and family members knowing where to find your blog is that over time it really limits what you can write about. Unless you're a complete and utter asshole, that is. So it forces abstract and brief...
by Just Call Me Frank on Aug 25, 2016

Orwellian Bill Criminalizing Reporting of Undercover Video Sets Off Battle for Free Speech

Justin Gardner The controversy last year over secretly recorded video taken of Planned Parenthood employees has turned into a bigger controversy over the First Amendment rights of journalists. After losing the attempt to bring federal charges again...
by INFRAKSHUN on Aug 17, 2016

First in Print

Chaos – that’s how I can describe the past month for me at work. I have been so burned out by my two jobs for a full two weeks, without any day-offs. This is why this blog is becoming more and more inactive than I ought it to be. It’s so sad fo...
by permanent traces on Aug 17, 2016

Price vs Value for our children

This week a local newspaper  carried a piece on the pay levels for workers in local authority run childrens centres and nurseries. Councillor, Tom Bewick is quoted as saying “The current workforce is very expensive when compared to the private se...
by IanChisnall on Aug 13, 2016

Yellow Journalism-Nude Photos of Mrs. Trump, Obama’s Mother, Clinton’s Alcoholism, Trump’s ‘Breakdown’

Poor Man Survival Self Reliance tools for independent minded people… www.poormansurvivor.net ISSN 2161-5543 A Digest of Urban Survival Resources   Yellow Journalism-Nude photos of Mrs. Trump, Obama’s Mother, Clinton’s Alcoholi...
by Urban Survival Resources on Aug 4, 2016

The rise of solutions journalism

Why is the news so negative? It’s the very definition of a truism to point out that bad news always dominates the headlines, but why is this? Some might say it’s because the media is cynical and they know that bad news sells papers. But t...
by Make Wealth History on Jul 26, 2016

As a Social Media Assistant for The Philippine Star

Almost two Saturdays ago, my first month as a Social Media Assistant for the Philippine Star happened. Being part of the social media team of a newspaper organization is not easy. Speed, while having accuracy, is the main challenge and it took me alm...
by permanent traces on Jul 21, 2016

How to Prepare for Successful Media Interviews

Although business executives and subject matter experts have extensive knowledge on their particular companies and niche areas, they may not be experts at media interviews. It’s PR’s role to prepare and train them for media interviews. While medi...
by CyberAlert on Jul 21, 2016

When is sharing a password a federal crime? And when isn’t it?

By Carole McNall I glanced at the sexy headline: Sharing your Netflix password is now a federal crime, court rules. Intrigued, I read the story. Then I read the court case, United States v. Nosal. I discovered, within a page … Continue reading...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jul 14, 2016

8 Tips for Pitching to the Media

Pitching” to journalists and bloggers remains an indispensable PR skill despite the rising influence of social media. As PR pros develop content marketing, social media and video programs, they can’t neglect media relations.  When done well, med...
by CyberAlert on Jul 13, 2016

Cui bono: how did Berrien County, Michigan hit the headlines?

Horse race reportage, part umpteen. Special Edition: Not Election Coverage I first spotted this tragic news at BBC, when there wasn’t yet anything world newsworthy about it, even from their own coverage perspective. One might notice the author...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jul 11, 2016

We have been misled

My blog today has been amended to reflect the turn of events that have been revealed over the last 12 hours on social media. Once a week my daily blog is published as an opinion piece in the Argus newspaper … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Jul 9, 2016

WCD Haryana Recruitment 2016 - 08 Officer, Manager, DEO and other posts

WCD Haryana Recruitment 2016 - 08 Officer, Manager, DEO - Women and Child Development (WCD) Haryana has recently released a recruitment Notification to fill 08 vacancies of Programme Manager, Programme officer, Accounts officer, Data Entry operator.
by Livelatest on Jul 8, 2016

Doordarshan Recruitment 2016 - 17 Executive, Manager and Coordinator posts

Doordarshan Recruitment 2016 - 17 Executive, Manager and Coordinator - DD News recently released a recruitment notification for filling 17 Vacancies of Content Manager, PR Executive, Guest Coordinator and Creative Writer. Interested eligible candidat...
by Livelatest on Jun 24, 2016

3 Years Ago Today, Rolling Stone’s Editor “Conveniently” Died in Fiery Crash While Investigating CIA

The Free Thought Project Notorious for ending the career of a four-star general, Rolling Stone contributing editor Michael Hastings suspiciously died in a fiery explosion three years ago on the streets of Los Angeles. Although the FBI eventua...
by INFRAKSHUN on Jun 19, 2016

State of the news biz in 2016? Oh, my god … it’s really bad.

Newsies dread this time of year. It’s when the Pew Research Center releases its annual State of the Media report. And the findings, for print newsies, are bad, bad, bad. Ad revenue down. Trust measures down. Newsroom staffing down. Circulation R...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 16, 2016


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