Archives for November, 2016
Posted: Nov. 28, 2016 | Tags: Charles Lewis
Charles Lewis will travel to Oxford, England, to participate in an Oxford University Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism roundtable about the future of investigative journalism and collaboration.
Lewis, who founded the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in 1997 on the premise of collaboration between journalists across newsrooms and countries, will talk about the recent success of the largely unprecedented Panama Papers project. The ICIJ investigation involved 370 journalists and more than 100 news organizations in 76 countries and revealed the pervasiveness of the widely used, illegal practice of wealthy individuals and corporations offshoring money in order to ...
Posted: Nov. 28, 2016 | Tags: journalism
“I don’t know the answers,” Richard Gingras, vice president of Google News, said at “Considering The Future Of Journalism" recently at the Newseum. And easy solutions are not in sight, he added, when he and Michael Oreskes, senior vice president of news at NPR, took the stage. But both offered ideas and made the case for stronger content.
Being a digital media entrepreneur, Gingras concentrated on the technological challenges and opportunities journalism faces. “Media dominates our lives,” Gingras said, underlining his argument with the fact that “more smartphones are activated each day than babies are born.”
And, he said ...
Posted: Nov. 18, 2016 | Tags: education
Photo by Mandy McLaren, IRW
Lindsey Burke, far right, of the Heritage Foundation says the government could consider eliminating federally subsidized loan programs.
Will President-elect Donald J. Trump try to repeal the Common Core?
Will he make good on a campaign promise to invest $20 billion in school choice?
What about reducing the cost of college?
These questions were among several hot topics discussed by an expert panel this week at an event sponsored by the Education Writers Association. Just days after Trump’s historic win, the panel of both journalists and public policy experts tackled issues ranging from preschool ...
Illustration by Sydney Ling, IRW
Sometimes, as both reporter and reader, news stories can feel a little repetitive. Another tragic shooting or overdose, leaving torn families in its wake. Another environmental disaster we may not be able to slow down in time. Another abuse of power, exposing biases, neglect or other shortcomings.
While it is the responsibility of journalists to report the news, it is also our responsibility to discover the stories behind these trends. The investigative pieces below provide critical analyses of events dominating the current news landscape, and, importantly, shed light on the stories behind the headlines in ...
Posted: Nov. 10, 2016 | Tags: journalism
Illustration by Sydney Ling
Every student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism has to take a course in media law. Our colorful professor, Sandra Davidson, was an expert match for a curriculum filled with sarcastic holdings, absurd lawsuits over adult magazines, tongue-in-cheek advertisements and even rap lyrics (which she performed with enthusiasm). I loved it so much the first time around that I came back as a graduate teaching assistant for two more semesters.
Understanding media law has changed the way I read and write articles, particularly long-form work. Investigative reporting requires the highest level of bullet-proofing against ...