Posted: June 26, 2017 | Tags: Pew State of the Media
In its latest set of reports on “The State of News Media,” the Pew Research Center again delivered a dose of good news to the world of televised journalism.
In 2016, “Network TV news – appointment viewing for more than 20 million Americans – has experienced relative stability in the size of its audience over the past decade,” the nonpartisan “fact tank” reported.
This stability, amid an increasing number of distractions (an ever-growing arsenal of apps that are viewed on more and more screens that aren’t television) and their on-demand nature, is an accomplishment — albeit a puzzling one, said Terry Bryant ...
Posted: June 21, 2017 | Tags: partnerships
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The Radio, Television Digital News Association announced Tuesday that “Dropped and Dismissed: Child Sex Abuse Lost in the System,” an investigation into child sexual abuse co-produced by the Investigative Reporting Workshop, is the winner of a 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award best news documentary.
The hour-long audio of author Tennessee Watson’s search for her abuser and efforts to file charges many years after she was his gymnastics student was part of a project jointly produced by the Investigative Reporting Workshop, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. It won ...
Posted: June 15, 2017 | Tags: First Amendment
Free speech controversies on college campuses nationwide show some experts that students need education about First Amendment protections earlier and often, according to a panel of academic and free speech authorities who spoke Wednesday afternoon at the Newseum.
Panelists said many American college students overwhelmingly support the First Amendment but feel campus leaders should create policies that limit or restrict offensive speech. That shows a tension over what free speech is meant to do.
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Posted: June 15, 2017 | Tags: Ken Burns
In preparation for the September premiere of PBS’s new documentary series on the Vietnam War, directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick talked Monday night at the Newseum about the importance of both press freedom and finding humanity during one of America’s darkest and most divisive wars.
“The Vietnam War,” 10 years in the making, stands to be the most comprehensive documentary film ever made about the war.
Newseum members and guests filled the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater to watch film excerpts focused on media and war reporting from the 10-part, 18-hour series, then listened to a conversation ...
Posted: June 15, 2017 | Tags: fake news
Fake news has the potential to damage both mainstream media and the public.
That was the message at a June 12 National Press Club event titled “Is Seeing Still Believing,” which featured Santiago Lyon, who works with the World Press Photo Foundation, and Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan.
“I feel the term has become weaponized,” Sullivan told the crowd of two-dozen about fake news.
The Washington Post's Margaret Sullivan spoke at the National Press Club about how to combat fake news.
The conference opened with moderator Mickey H. Osterreicher reminding the audience about his group’s — the National ...
Posted: June 7, 2017 | Tags: journalism
Well, at least for the so-called “enemies of the people” who happen to work for a cable news channel or one of the country’s top newspapers.
For those organizations, Pew’s report seems to support the “Trump bump” phenomenon — an increase in viewership or web traffic in the lead up to and aftermath of the 2016 election.
Or as New York Times CEO Mark ...
Posted: June 6, 2017 | Tags: journalism
By Jerrel Floyd and Yang Sun
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Michael Oreskes, senior vice president of National Public Radio, delivers the keynote at the annual event honoring fallen journalists.
The murder of journalists throughout the world has become a technique for control, said National Public Radio’s Michael Oreskes at the annual Newseum Journalists Memorial event.
Forty-eight journalists were killed on the job in 2016, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The Newseum event on June 5 marked the addition of 14 of those names, including NPR photojournalist David Gilkey, and all were recognized for their service.
Posted: June 4, 2017 | Tags: presidency
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Brooke Gladstone of WNYC speaks about her new book and post-election reflections.
Since Nov. 9, Brooke Gladstone has been asking “now what?”
As co-host of “On the Media,” a weekly radio program and podcast from WNYC, Gladstone began her first post-election episode with an attempt at answering that question:
“What happened last night made me think about what we’ve been doing the last couple of years — especially the last year — and what we ought to consider doing in the future … I think that our main role is to make what seems to be invisible to ...
Posted: May 25, 2017 | Tags: journalism
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Margot Susca, American University; Mauricio Rios, the World Bank; Oriana Pina, the Alliance for International Exchange; Rob Britton, Georgetown University; Paul Waters, Democracy Fund.
The United States dropped two spots to 43rd out of 180 nations studied in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index, a list compiled and released last month by Reporters Without Borders.
That, and other indexes of global media health, journalism’s vibrancy and the impacts on democracy and citizens, were among the topics discussed and debated at a Wednesday evening panel, Exploring Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age, at ...
Workshop staffers have a few recommendations for summer readings.
I read "American Dream" by Jason DeParle of The New York Times, which follows the story of three women in Milwaukee and their experiences with the welfare system. Between the three women, there are 10 children from different fathers.
Each woman has a different story about her attempt to support herself and her children. It is an excellent example of using poignant, personal stories to depict and explain a national policy.
— Catherine York
For a sample of how fraught life continues to be as a result ...