Archives for October, 2017

Editors: 'We are not at war with Trump'

Posted: Oct. 20, 2017 | Tags: journalism

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Dean Baquet (left) and Marty Baron (center) discuss journalism in a Trump administration at a panel discussion moderated by Marvin Kalb (right) for The Kalb Report. Oct. 16, 2017.

Top editors of two of the country’s leading news organizations said that their reporters were at the forefront of covering the Trump administration, but they were not competing with each other to topple the presidency.

Dean Baquet and Marty Baron, executive editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post, respectively, said that a journalist’s mission of pursuing truth and ...

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Behind the Post's opioids investigation

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017 | Tags: opioids

Above: The Washington Post's Lenny Bernstein and Scott Higham, along with "60 Minutes" producer Ira Rosen, discuss their Washington Post-CBS News investigation on the drug industry and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

The joint investigation published Oct. 15 explained how a targeted lobbying effort helped bolster a new law, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act, that made it harder for the DEA to act against giant drug distributors. Some distributors had been fined for repeatedly ignoring warnings from the agency to shut down suspicious sales of hundreds of millions of pills.

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King hoped to enlighten Kennedy on civil rights

Posted: Oct. 16, 2017 | Tags: African-Americans

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John F. Kennedy’s relationships with staunch segregationist George Wallace and Mississippi Gov. J.P. Coleman made him an unlikely presidential candidate for black America, Steven Levingston, author of “Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor and the Battle Over Civil Rights," said in a recent talk at the Newseum.

Kennedy was concerned with courting black voters during his run for the presidency in 1960 because, in addition to these relationships, “he had never been outspoken on civil rights,” said Levingston, the nonfiction book editor at The Washington Post.  

Kennedy eventually reached out to actor Harry Belafonte for an endorsement ...

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Reporters shown new frontier at ONA

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017 | Tags: interns, Online News Association

WASHINGTON — The reporting tools of the future were on display at the session titled “When Investigative Gets Immersive: Exploring Scientific Storytelling with Journalism 360”  during the Online News Association conference.

Immersive journalism pioneer Nonny de la Peña uses virtual and augmented reality to create an interactive storytelling experience that is beginning break into mainstream reporting. She described her recent projects as CEO of the Emblematic Group to more than 100 reporters from around the world last week at ONA. 

Media stalwarts FRONTLINE and NOVA recently partnered with the Emblematic Group to create a project that explored the effects of ...

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Right-leaning news outlets less critical of Trump, study shows

Posted: Oct. 6, 2017 | Tags: journalism

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Donald Trump at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.

News outlets with politically right-leaning audiences produce more positive evaluations of the Trump administration in their stories but cite fewer sources and are less critical of the administration, according to a new Pew Research Center report. 

Pew analyzed 3,000 news stories for this study from 24 media outlets, including television, radio and online, produced during Trump’s first 100 days — from Jan. 21 to April 30. Pew’s methodology states that qualifying stories were defined as articles that were at least 50 percent ...

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Macedonian journalist seeks new ideas through fellowship

Posted: Oct. 2, 2017 | Tags: journalism

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Lirim Shabani at the Workshop.

One of my dreams was to visit the USA for educational purposes, and finally I am here to learn journalism through a fellowship. I am from a tiny country, Macedonia, in Southeast Europe, where I work as a journalist at an online media outlet. I’m spending the fall with the staff of the Investigative Reporting Workshop.

I didn’t study journalism as a college student, but I started to work as a journalist almost a decade ago when a group of my fellow students and I started a students ...

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Editors: 'We are not at war with Trump'

Top editors of two of the country’s leading news organizations said that their reporters were at the forefront of covering the Trump administration, but they were not competing with each other to topple the presidency.

Dean Baquet and Marty Baron, executive editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post, respectively, said that a journalist’s mission of pursuing truth and fairness hasn’t changed in the Trump era.

Behind the Post's opioids investigation

Graduate student and Workshop intern Reis Thebault was a contributing reporter to a recent Washington Post investigation into congressional action that many in the Drug Enforcement Agency saw as hampering their efforts to stem the opioid crisis.

King hoped to enlighten Kennedy on civil rights

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to influence John F. Kennedy in his run for president because he saw Kennedy as far removed from the realities of blacks in America, according to a new book on the relationship between the two powerful men. 


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