October 14th, 2014
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A cartoon by Shannon Wheeler. Take a look at more cartoons from the magazine this week.

Reblogged from The New Yorker
October 3rd, 2014
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A simple rule for linking might be this: if a claim or fact was gathered and verified online, it should be supported by a link.
"One important way to build trust in reporting is to show the audience the sources it relies upon," writes Craig Silverman. He shares several ways to do this in Show the reporting and sources that support your work.
October 3rd, 2014
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October 3rd, 2014
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2015 James Foley Award to honor unsung heroes: conflict reporters

All too often, it takes a searing, unthinkable image to make the public aware of the dangers a unique breed of journalists face daily. On Aug. 19, one hit particularly close to home: the brutal murder of freelance photographer Jim Foley in Syria at the hands of ISIS, after being held captive for nearly two years.

Jim’s work, like that of his colleagues’, appeared across the globe, as photos, videos or dispatches, describing the horrors of combat, the broken lives of civilians, the legacy of political decisions made far away. It’s crucial work, and, now more than ever, life-threatening. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 40 journalists have died doing their jobs in 2014 so far, covering war, corruption, crime, culture and politics in far-flung countries around the world.

The 2015 James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting, announced at the Online Journalism Awards Banquet on Sept. 27 during the Online News Association Conference in Chicago, is a step toward recognizing that work, and honoring the men and women who see it as their mission. It will be awarded next year to a digital journalist doing excellent reporting in the most challenging conditions and we’ll be formulating the criteria and selection process for the award over the next months.

Read more about the Online News Association’s new James Foley award on journalists.org.

(Source: youtube.com)

October 1st, 2014
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BuzzFeed’s working definition of diversity is this: enough people of a particular group that no one person has to represent the supposed viewpoint of their group — whether ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, socioeconomic background, or disability. And if the group is a small one we should never expect one person to be the “diverse” reporter or writer, or to speak for anyone other than themselves.

Ben Smith in an email to BuzzFeed’s editorial staff which included an emphasis on the company’s commitment to diversity and the current demographic breakdown of the editorial operation and the company.

Read more: What We’re Doing To Keep Building A Diverse Editorial Operation

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