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30

Aug

newsweek:

This graphic shows everywhere journalists have been killed since 2004 | GlobalPost
Approximately 619 journalists have died since 2004. Most were local reporters.

newsweek:

This graphic shows everywhere journalists have been killed since 2004 | GlobalPost

Approximately 619 journalists have died since 2004. Most were local reporters.

26

Aug

While the New York Times has been doing everything it can to alienate its readership, outlets like BuzzFeed have been quietly becoming a respectable news outlet in their own right and turning out innovative and engaging journalism again and again. So sick of these so-called “traditional” news outlets trying to degrade this work and point to the BuzzFeeds of the world as what’s wrong with modern journalism. This is not to say BuzzFeed and others are infallible or perfect, but it’s long past time for the old standard to stop pointing fingers and start proving why we should care that they’re struggling to survive.

I suppose you can choose to believe that the New York Times is a slow-moving dinosaur, destined to go extinct and be replaced by the hot-blooded Gawkers and Voxes and BuzzFeeds of the world. But I don’t know — a world in which the Times is struggling to survive does not sound like the golden age of journalism to me.

We do not live in a “Golden Age” of journalism. (via salon)

Holding up the New York Times to be the gold standard of journalism when it’s doing things like this and this and this is actually kind of revolting. Maybe it’s time to stop blaming these emerging media outlets that are pushing the old standard to adapt and expand and start taking a good, long look in the mirror.

paxmachina:

"Humanity is proud of James." 
The people of Kafranbel, Syria pay tribute to James Wright Foley.

paxmachina:

"Humanity is proud of James."

The people of Kafranbel, Syria pay tribute to James Wright Foley.

(Source: twitter.com)

21

Aug

bbcnewsus:

Syria is the deadliest place for journalists in so far in 2014. The BBC looks at research by the committeetoprotectjournalists about who has bore the brunt of the deadly violence and who is still missing.

(Source: BBC)

14

Aug

denriawhale:

normcore-dad:

Shout out to Al Jazeera straight up showing a video of their reporters getting tear gassed during a live interview of the Ferguson police chief denying that they are tear gassing journalists.

fucking amazing.

“I hope you’re happy with yourself,” one officer told me. And I responded: “This story’s going to get out there. It’s going to be on the front page of The Washington Post tomorrow.”

And he said, “Yeah, well, you’re going to be in my jail cell tonight.”

28

Jul

fotojournalismus:

A member of the foreign media, left, cries as she embraces her Palestinian news assistant, right, who burst into tears after discovering his family house was destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip on July 26, 2014. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

fotojournalismus:

A member of the foreign media, left, cries as she embraces her Palestinian news assistant, right, who burst into tears after discovering his family house was destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip on July 26, 2014. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

27

Jul

Imagine the fallout if I wrote an op-ed titled, “Hamas must be permitted to crush Israel,” and advocated war crimes…

18

Jul

(Source: brooklynmutt)