Archives for December, 2017

Members of Congress 'share' differences on Facebook

Posted: Dec. 20, 2017 | Tags: Pew Research Center

Political schisms influence which national news outlets members of Congress share on Facebook, according to a new analysis published by the Pew Research Center.

"Just as some news sources are overwhelmingly popular among just Republicans or just Democrats in the broader public, the same political divisions appear to shape the kinds of outlets that members of Congress are sharing on Facebook," Adam Hughes, one of the authors of the report, said.

The analysis found that nearly half of all Facebook posts made by members of Congress that contained links to stories from national news media were to outlets predominantly shared ...

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Explore The Workshop's 2017 holiday gift guide

Posted: Dec. 1, 2017 | Tags: Gifts, Holidays

The holiday gift-giving season beckons. And if you’re like me, Google's not always your best friend when it comes to finding clever presents for loved ones. I'm here to help.

Books

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Art by Andrea Lin, IRW

Books make the writer's heart grow fonder, am I right? Explore these great reads for journalists. They're sure to enhance any truthseeker’s bookstand, whether you're buying for budding reporters or the nation's most senior editors and columnists.

The Investigative Reporter’s Handbook, 5th Edition

The Elements of Journalism, 3rd Edition 

Censored 2018: Press Freedoms in a ...

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Defense fails in attempt to free two Reuters journalists in Myanmar

For the past three months, two Reuters journalists — U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo — have been imprisoned in Myanmar for violating the country’s Official Secrets Act by reporting on a massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men in Rakhine State in Myanmar.


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