"On this, the 100th anniversary of the day the first world war began, it is sobering to look back at the way that conflict was so badly reported. The catalogue of journalistic misdeeds is a matter of record: the willingness to publish propaganda as fact, the apparently tame acceptance of censorship and the failure to hold power to account."
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Roy Greenslade, The Guardian. First world war: how state and press kept truth off the front page.

FJP: The more things change…

(via futurejournalismproject)

NPR One Useful Reads

Pandora for news, via This Is NPR:

With NPR One there is a new way to listen to public radio, one that’s responsive to your tastes, your routines and your local interests. Open the app, and you’ll hear the best news and programming from NPR and your local public radio station. As you listen you can mark individual stories as ‘interesting’ so it can better tailor the content just for you. It blends NPR’s editorial judgment with your personal tastes and creates moments of discovery – things you didn’t even know you’d find, sent right to your smart phone or tablet.

The impact on locals, via Ken Doctor:

Most of the programming is national, with local to be increasingly added in. But local branding is front and center, displaying the call letters of your local station prominently. That’s the awkward balance: NPR is sending its content directly to listeners, potentially bypassing the stations and their earlier quasi-monopoly in bringing it to us. The local branding is the tradeoff. Like all tradeoffs, it won’t be exactly 50-50, but the share of benefits to NPR national (which has been afflicted with staff cutbacks) and to the local stations (which are generally healthier financially, with memberships accounting for more than half their revenue) is impossible to forecast at this point.

Learning about audience, via TechCrunch:

It requires that you log in via FB, Google+ or your own NPR profile so that it doesn’t repeat content, but this also means they’ll be able to research listener habits and gather feedback that will likely influence future program – which isn’t a bad thing. In fact, this is a sign that NPR is very much concerned with what future iterations of public radio (or its online equivalent) will look like, and being able to contribute to that project is no small thing.

gettyimages:

The Rituals Of Ramadan - in Pictures

Getty Images photographer Dan Kitwood captures sights at an East London mosque during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar - a time when Muslims around the world observe their faith by fasting from sunrise to sunset, abstain from impure thoughts, read the Koran, pray, and think of God.

Ramadan ends on July 29, making way for the Muslim holiday of Eid, which marks the end of 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the holy month.

Top & middle picture: A Muslim man reads the Koran while observing a spiritual seclusion called Itikaf at the East London Mosque on July 24, 2014 in London, England.

Bottom picture: Prayers are observed during Ramadan at the East London Mosque on July 24, 2014 in London, England.

All photos by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
(Editors note: pictures Image was created with an iPhone and processed using digital filters)

See more pictures from this series HERE

Innovation In Big Newsrooms

Kareem Amin, head of product at News Corp.:

“We don’t write text because its the best way to tell a story, we write text because it’s the easiest way to tell a story.”

Love this guy’s passion, dedication,how he turned it into a living and a way of life: Surf Photographer Clark Little.

nprbooks:

Hitch A Ride! We’ve Got Road Trip Reads For Every Passenger
Remember maps? A lot of these writers do. They use them to drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas (Fear and Loathing), Tangier to Cape Town (Looking for Lovedu), and Xinjiang, China, to New Delhi (From Heaven Lake), among other places.
Photo credit: Dorothea Lange/Library of Congress

Screw the damn GPS.

nprbooks:

Hitch A Ride! We’ve Got Road Trip Reads For Every Passenger

Remember maps? A lot of these writers do. They use them to drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas (Fear and Loathing), Tangier to Cape Town (Looking for Lovedu), and Xinjiang, China, to New Delhi (From Heaven Lake), among other places.

Photo credit: Dorothea Lange/Library of Congress

Screw the damn GPS.

German Non-Profit DataJ

“We are completely focused on data journalism,” David Schraven says of Correctiv. The team intends to compile and share large datasets that map people in power to the money behind them, collaborating with local open data organizations as well as other newsrooms.

sportbygettyimages:

By @robc71 “Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? World Cup photographers. #2014fifaworldcup #brazil #sport #iphone #insta #igers #travel #fifa14 #wanderings #worldcup #soccer #football #realfootball #copa2014 #photographer #myworldcup #brazil2014 #copa2014 #worldcup2014 #2014 #igworldclub #wm2014 #worldcupbrazil #daylife #maracana #photographers #cameragear #procamera #cameraporn #cameras #gettysport @gettysport”

There’s a unique angle or moment in there somewhere. I’m sure of it.

sportbygettyimages:

By @robc71 “Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? World Cup photographers. #2014fifaworldcup #brazil #sport #iphone #insta #igers #travel #fifa14 #wanderings #worldcup #soccer #football #realfootball #copa2014 #photographer #myworldcup #brazil2014 #copa2014 #worldcup2014 #2014 #igworldclub #wm2014 #worldcupbrazil #daylife #maracana #photographers #cameragear #procamera #cameraporn #cameras #gettysport @gettysport”

There’s a unique angle or moment in there somewhere. I’m sure of it.

(via gettyimages)

Data J School

Kathleen Bartzen Culver at MediaShift:

I have stopped using New York Times data visualizations in my training presentations to educators and students. Don’t get me wrong. They’re spectacular. This one setting winter Olympic event finishes to music completely changed my understanding of timed events. I learned about the nightmare of balancing the federal budget. And I figured out why World Cup soccer confuses me. But given my suspicion that far too few journalism programs are including data training across their curricula, most importantly at the entry level, I need to dial down the “wow.” Why show elite marathoners producing interactives like this (below) when I’m a toddler and my audience is just learning to crawl?

(Emphasis mine.)

Double Standard

Geof Dyer in The Guardian on what is perhaps Dennis Hopper’s most famous photograph:

So much photographic traffic converges here – Walker Evans, Frank, Friedlander, Stephen Shore – that if you had to distill 20th-century American photography into a single image you could do a lot worse than choose this one.

futurejournalismproject:

The News is Stressing Us Out
A new study suggests that following the news stresses Americans out.
The study, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health and National Public Radio, looks at stress in American lives and found that 25% of those polled said they experienced a “great deal” of stress in the previous month.
According to NPR, “[T]hese stressed-out people said one of the biggest contributors to their day-to-day stress was watching, reading or listening to the news.”
In an interview with NPR, Mary McNaughton-Cassill, a psychologist at the University of Texas at San Antonio, said one of the biggest stress drivers is sensationalist coverage of traumatic events, disturbing imagery used in such coverage and the endless looping of such imagery in newscasts.
You can read the study here and listen to an NPR segment on the study here.

futurejournalismproject:

The News is Stressing Us Out

A new study suggests that following the news stresses Americans out.

The study, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health and National Public Radio, looks at stress in American lives and found that 25% of those polled said they experienced a “great deal” of stress in the previous month.

According to NPR, “[T]hese stressed-out people said one of the biggest contributors to their day-to-day stress was watching, reading or listening to the news.”

In an interview with NPR, Mary McNaughton-Cassill, a psychologist at the University of Texas at San Antonio, said one of the biggest stress drivers is sensationalist coverage of traumatic events, disturbing imagery used in such coverage and the endless looping of such imagery in newscasts.

You can read the study here and listen to an NPR segment on the study here.

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