is the work and
distribution of reports on the interaction of events, facts, ideas, and
people that are the "news of the day
which is suppose to help inform society, but sadly this is not always the
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Freedom of the Press
Freedom of Communication
and expression through mediums including various electronic media and
published materials. While such freedom mostly implies the absence of
interference from an overreaching state, its preservation may be sought
through constitutional or other legal protections.
"Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That's why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is
a journalist." ~
"Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest
fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes
of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air."
is a person who collects,
writes, or distributes news or other current information. A journalist's
work is called journalism. A journalist can work with general issues or
specialize in certain issues. However, most journalists tend to
specialize, and by cooperating with other journalists, produce journals
that span many topics.
is an international organization that trains and
supports people using video
in their fight for
exposes the hidden links
between demand for natural resources, corruption
, armed conflict and
are guardians or defenders against
is a written document
of some individual or
group. The act of informing by verbal report.
A short account of the news. Announce as the result of an
or experience or finding.
To give an account or
representation of in words
is a person who collects,
writes, or distributes news or other current information.
is usually a journalist or
commentator for magazines, or more speaking, an agent who contributes
reports to a newspaper, or radio or television news, or another type of
company, from a remote, often distant, location.
is a person who presents
news during a news program on television, on the radio or on the Internet.
Information about recent and important events.
of any kind that is not previously known to someone.
News - the way it should be
was used in the Progressive Era to
characterize reform-minded American journalists who wrote largely for all
popular magazines. The modern term is investigative journalism, and
investigative journalists today are often informally called "muckrakers."
They relied on their own reporting and often worked to expose social ills
and corporate and political corruption.
Henry Anatole Grunwald
(December 3, 1922 – February
26, 2005) was an Austrian-born journalist and diplomat perhaps best known
for his position as managing editor of TIME magazine and editor in chief
of Time, Inc. In 2001, he was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for
Science and Art, 1st class. Journalism Hero'sCausative
is a valency-increasing operation that indicates that a subject
someone or something else to do or be something, or
causes a change
state of a non-volitional event. Prototypically, it brings in a new
argument (the causer), A, into a transitive clause, with the original S
becoming the O.
Journalism Knowledge Resources
Journalism Ethics and Standards
comprise principles of
as applicable to the
specific challenges faced by journalists.
is a significant principle of journalistic professionalism. Journalistic
objectivity can refer to fairness, disinterestedness, factuality, and
, but most often encompasses all of these qualities.
is a form
of journalism in which reporters deeply investigate a single topic of
interest, such as serious crimes, political corruption, or corporate
The International Consortium of
is a person who
can be hired by individuals or groups to undertake investigatory law
services. (private eye, private detective, inquiry agent)
is an investigator,
usually a member of a law enforcement agency. Some are private persons,
and may be known as private investigators or "private eyes".
is a person who provides
privileged information about a person or organization to an agency.
request by a source that the information or news provided by that source
not be published until a certain date or certain conditions have been met.
is a person,
publication, or other record or document that gives timely information.
or Alias, is a name that a
person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from
their original or true name.
is a process
based on analyzing and filtering large data sets for the purpose of
creating a news story.
is a style of
journalism that is written without claims of objectivity, often including
the reporter as part of the story via a first-person narrative.
The Bureau Investigates
The Five W's
is a conversation where
questions are asked and answers are given
is the practice of
strategically combining words and images to convey information.
is a particular form
of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material
for publication or broadcast) that employs images in order to tell a news
Crowd Funded Visual Journalism
collection, verification, production, distribution and exhibition of
information regarding current events, trends, issues and people that are
associated with the non-human world with which humans necessarily
is an emerging form of journalism that requires a journalist to be a
reporter, photographer, and videographer, as well as an editor and
producer of stories.
Knowledge Based Reporting
Fairness & Accuracy Reporting
What is the News supposed to be
to a popular form of photography used to chronicle events or environments
both significant and relevant to history and historical events as well as
everyday life. It is typically covered in professional photojournalism, or
real life reportage, but it may also be an amateur, artistic, or academic
Reporters Without Borders
Editing - Proof Reading
commonly referred to as a slip of the tongue or misspeaking, is a
deviation (conscious or unconscious) from the apparently intended form of
an utterance. They can be subdivided into spontaneously and inadvertently
produced speech errors and intentionally produced
word-plays or puns
distinction can be drawn between production and comprehension errors.
in speech production and
perception are also called performance errors.
are cognitive processes
behind reading written text. The word appears to be a portmanteau of
"typo", as in typographical error, and "hypoglycemia". It is an urban
legend/Internet meme that appears to have an element of truth to it. The
legend, propagated by email and message boards, purportedly demonstrates
that readers can understand the meaning of words in a sentence even when
the interior letters of each word are scrambled. As long as all the
necessary letters are present, and the first and last letters remain the
same, readers appear to have little trouble reading the text.
is the process of taking raw material (the "copy": anything from a novel
to a web page) and improving the formatting, style, and accuracy of the
text. The goal of copy editing is to ensure that content is accurate, easy
to follow, fit for its purpose, and free of error, omission,
inconsistency, and repetition. In the context of publication in print,
copy editing is done before typesetting and again before proofreading, the
final step in the editorial cycle.
is the process of selecting
and preparing written, visual, audible, and film media used to convey
information. The editing process can involve correction, condensation,
organization, and many other modifications performed with an intention of
producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete work.
is the reading of a galley proof or an electronic copy of a publication to
detect and correct production errors of text or art. Proofreaders are
expected to be consistently accurate by default because they occupy the
last stage of typographic production before publication.
are the preliminary versions of publications meant for
review by authors, editors, and proofreaders, often with extra-wide
margins. Galley proofs may be uncut and unbound, or in some cases
electronically published. They are created for proofreading and
copyediting purposes, but may be used for promotional and review purposes
Proof Read My File
Spell Checking Software
Use Google Translator to hear what you
have written, copy and paste and listen
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Problem Solving Skills
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of the Press
is the freedom of communication and expression through mediums including
various electronic media and published materials. While such freedom
mostly implies the absence of interference from an overreaching state, its
preservation may be sought through constitutional or other legal
Fiefdom of Speech
Trevor Timm, How free is our freedom of the
(video Interactive text)
of Human Rights.
Principles of a Free Society
Free Speech Zone
are areas set aside
in public places for the purpose of political
. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution
states that "Congress shall make no law... abridging... the right of the
people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress
of grievances." The existence of free speech zones is based on U.S. court
decisions stipulating that the government may regulate the time, place,
and manner—but not content—of expression.
Free Speech TV
Freedom of Information Act
is a federal freedom of information law that
allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased
information and documents controlled by the United States government. The
Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory
disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute.
State Freedom of Information Laws
Information Laws by Country
is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that compels a party
to do or refrain from specific acts. A party that fails to comply with an
injunction faces criminal or civil penalties, including possible monetary
sanctions and even imprisonment. They can also be charged with contempt of
court. Counterinjunctions are injunctions that stop or reverse the
enforcement of another injunction.
Temporary Restraining Orders
is a short-term civil order issued by a judge or magistrate in state or
federal court. The order forbids a person from engaging in some threatened
action against someone else (typically having contact with someone else).
Protection of Sources
is a right
accorded to journalists under the laws of many countries, as well as under
international law. It prohibits authorities, including the courts, from
compelling a journalist to reveal the identity of an anonymous source for
a story. The right is based on a recognition that without a strong
guarantee of anonymity, many would be deterred from coming forward and
sharing information of public interests with journalists. As a result,
problems such as corruption or crime might go undetected and unchallenged,
to the ultimate detriment of society as a whole. In spite of any such
legal protections, the pervasive use of traceable electronic
communications by journalists and their sources provides governments with
a tool to determine the origin of information. In the United States, the
federal government legally contends that no such protection exists for
journalists. Sometimes also referred to as the confidentiality of sources
or in the U.S. as the reporter's privilege.
is a person, publication, or
other record or document that gives timely information. Outside
journalism, sources are sometimes known as "news sources". Examples of
sources include official records, publications or broadcasts, officials in
government or business, organizations or corporations, witnesses of crime,
accidents or other events, and people involved with or affected by a news
event or issue.
Coalition against Censorship
Reporters without Borders
American Civil Liberties
Media Law Resource
George Polk Awards
List of George Polk Award Winners
IInternational Consortium of Investigative
killed worldwide in 2012
Journalists killed in 10 years Info-Graph
International Center for Journalists
Bloggers Killed 2015
Killings of environmental activists are increasing
were murdered in 2014 - that's almost double
the number of journalists killed in the same period.
on issues of public concern.
Press Freedom Index
Society of News Editors
Radio TV Digital News
is where journalists are trained with technical skills such as research
skills, interviewing technique and shorthand and academic studies in media
theory, cultural studies and ethics.
Online Journalism Review
Online Journalism Training
Knight Digital Media Center
Helping good journalism and
good journalists thrive in the
Journalism & Women Symposium
Megan Kamerick: Women Should Represent
women in Media
Online News Association
Inter News Media Training
American Press Institute
National Press Club
Association for Education
in Journalism and Mass Communication
High School Journalism
Student News Website
Teenage Generated News
Student Press Review
Student Press Law Center
Know your Rights
Scholastic Press Assoc
Collegiate Press Assoc
School of Communication
3,400 Professional Members who
represent the most distinguished
writers, translators, and editors in the
Future of Journalism
Saving American Journalism
Save the News
Bright Future for Journalism
Reconstruction of Journalism
TV One World
holds 14 million
books, 920,000 journal and newspaper
titles, 58 million patents,
3 million sound recordings, 40 million
pages to go digital and more.
Content 4 Reprint
Google Blog Search
Library Blog Bridge
Word Press Blog Creator
Word Press Website Maker
offered by newspapers,
television, magazine and
Films about Journalism
John Pilger: Real Journalism
Kill the Messenger (2014)
The Trouble with the Truth
South Africa's Apartheid when Journalists were Activists.
Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Inspirational video about how extremely
important Journalism is in reporting injustices around the
America and Lewis Hine (1984)
War Photographer Film
Shooting Robert King
Historic child Labor Photos by Lewis Hine
Child Labor in the United States
A horrific look at some of the worlds
most abused workers on the planet.
Workingman's Death (2005) 127:17
Working Mans Death
Oren Yakobovich: Hidden Cameras that film injustice in the
world's most dangerous places
An AP investigation helps free slaves in the 21st century
Over the course of 18 months, Associated Press journalists
located men held in cages, tracked ships and stalked
refrigerated trucks to expose the abusive practices of the
fishing industry in Southeast Asia. The reporters’ dogged effort
led to the release of more than 2,000 slaves and traced the
seafood they caught to supermarkets and pet food providers
across the U.S. For this investigation, AP has won the 2016
Pulitzer Prize for Public
Service. The articles are presented here in their entirety.
How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in
history: Gerard Ryle
(video and interactive text)
Consortium of Investigative Journalists
is an active global
network of 185 reporters in more than 65 countries who
collaborate on in-depth investigative stories.
Whistle Blowers Unite
is a socio-cultural reference to groupings of
outlier viewpoints in contemporary society, and is most
associated with bloggers, journalists, and non-mainstream media
outlets. The "Fifth" Estate extends the sequence of the three
classical Estates of the Realm and the preceding Fourth Estate,
essentially the mainstream press. The use of "fifth estate"
dates to the 1960s
counterculture, and in particular the influential The Fifth
Estate, an underground newspaper first published in Detroit in
The Fifth Estate (film
) is a 2013 film directed by Bill
Condon, about the news-reporting website
film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as its editor-in-chief and
, and Daniel Brühl as its former spokesperson
- The Documentary (1/4)
Citizen Journalism - News Reporting Apps
Instantly post and share videos and photos to support your
community. Capture and post photos and videos with descriptions. Easily
and anonymously report issues from petty to serious. Posts are geo-located
and time stamped to provide awareness. Provide instant reports. Receive
notifications from your family, friends and community. See reports from
all around your neighborhood. Post reports anonymously. Receive real-time
alerts. Share with your community.
Video Tools - Audio Tools
selfie stick that integrates a new and improved
stick design with a high definition sound and recording system.
is defined as "any form of content such as
blogs, wikis, discussion forums, posts, chats, tweets, podcasts, digital
images, video, audio files, advertisements and other forms of media that
was created by users of an online system or service, often made available
via social media websites". It is also called user-created content (UCC)
is based upon public citizens "playing an active role in the process of
collecting, reporting, analyzing, and disseminating news and
information."Similarly, Courtney C. Radsch defines citizen journalism "as
an alternative and activist form of newsgathering and reporting that
functions outside mainstream media institutions, often as a response to
shortcomings in the professional journalistic field, that uses similar
journalistic practices but is driven by different objectives and ideals
and relies on alternative sources of legitimacy than traditional or
mainstream journalism". Jay Rosen proposes a simpler definition: "When the
people formerly known as the audience employ the press tools they have in
their possession to inform one another."(also known as "public",
"participatory", "democratic", "guerrilla" or "street" journalism)
List of Citizen Journalism Websites
is a trend emerging in the field of news and
content generation. The term describes the use of a mobile phone as a
reporting tool. The user creates text, photo and video that combined
produces a multimedia based report. The content is edited on the phone
before being uploaded to the internet via mobile network or Internet
connection. Usually mobile reporting is used for publishing to the
web.This is particularly the case with video as the technology does not
yet allow for the production of high end video. However, the low quality
is suitable for Internet. Mobile reporting is particularly relevant in
areas that lack modern Internet infrastructure (Sub Sahara Africa, Central
Asia, South America, Latin America). The mobile phone is low in cost when
compared to more traditional reporting equipment.
Eyewitness Video on YouTube
Video ChatAJ Plus
a story, design it your way, share it.
Guide on Verifying Details of a Video
Citizen Evidence Verifying
news site dedicated to providing our readers with rigorous reporting and
analysis from a progressive
perspective. Founded in 2005.
Association’s “Hack Curriculum” Fund
for Innovation in
(new concept for news reporting in the early
stages of development)