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June 5, 2013
20:08 // 1 year ago
May 31, 2013
journosofcolor:


A job posting at the prestigious foreign policy magazine for an editorial assistants job.
They want you to write, pitch, fact-check and research, five days a week, for at least 35 hours a week. A full-time job, in other words.
How much are they willing to pay? Nothing at all. They want your labor, for free. And what do they offer in return? Experience. That’s it.
If you’re wondering why it’s hard to find people from low-income backgrounds in elite journalism—which, disproportionately, means people of color—look no further than this. The only people who can afford to work full-time for free come from wealth, and generally, if you’re wealthy in America, you’re white.
It’s a barrier to entry that keeps the field closed to everyone but our affluent, (almost certainly) Ivy-educated elites. That’s a problem.


Important comment above. (Also relevant.)

journosofcolor:

A job posting at the prestigious foreign policy magazine for an editorial assistants job.

They want you to write, pitch, fact-check and research, five days a week, for at least 35 hours a week. A full-time job, in other words.

How much are they willing to pay? Nothing at all. They want your labor, for free. And what do they offer in return? Experience. That’s it.

If you’re wondering why it’s hard to find people from low-income backgrounds in elite journalism—which, disproportionately, means people of color—look no further than this. The only people who can afford to work full-time for free come from wealth, and generally, if you’re wealthy in America, you’re white.

It’s a barrier to entry that keeps the field closed to everyone but our affluent, (almost certainly) Ivy-educated elites. That’s a problem.

Important comment above. (Also relevant.)

16:39 // 1 year ago
May 30, 2013
bobbycaputo:

Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Entire Photo Staff

The Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its entire photography staff, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. Twenty full-time staffers received the grave news at a meeting on Thursday morning, leaving them jobless.
Moving forward, the newspaper will be strictly working with freelance photographers, a move that is expected to further cut down on costs in this already financially troubled industry.
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Can we talk about how terrible this is?

bobbycaputo:

Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Entire Photo Staff

The Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its entire photography staff, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. Twenty full-time staffers received the grave news at a meeting on Thursday morning, leaving them jobless.

Moving forward, the newspaper will be strictly working with freelance photographers, a move that is expected to further cut down on costs in this already financially troubled industry.

(Read More)

Can we talk about how terrible this is?

15:25 // 1 year ago
11:22 // 1 year ago
jcstearns:

Background: DoJ wants these meetings on press freedom to be off the record. the NYTimes and AP said they wouldn’t attend an off the record meeting.
The tweet above was the response from the communications director for the Democratic Party.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/29/eric-holder-new-york-times-off-the-record_n_3355251.html

Woodhouse is rightfully getting slammed on Twitter for this comment.

jcstearns:

Background: DoJ wants these meetings on press freedom to be off the record. the NYTimes and AP said they wouldn’t attend an off the record meeting.

The tweet above was the response from the communications director for the Democratic Party.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/29/eric-holder-new-york-times-off-the-record_n_3355251.html

Woodhouse is rightfully getting slammed on Twitter for this comment.

1:04 // 1 year ago
May 29, 2013
10:23 // 1 year ago
May 27, 2013
I would have remembered getting a fax from the Justice Department. These are not the kinds of things that happen every day.
Lawrence A. Jacobs, former News Corp chief legal officer • Denying a Wall Street Journal report, which claimed the Justice Department notified News Corp that it had seized James Rosen’s phone records, during an interview with the New York Times. News Corp officials also claim that a review of their official records turns up no mention of the investigation. source
18:43 // 1 year ago
May 26, 2013
13:45 // 1 year ago
May 25, 2013

The Washington Post's Leonard Downie Jr. says the Obama administration's war on leaks is the worst he's seen since Nixon. 

In another, investigators seized the phone records of Fox News reporter James Rosen, searched his personal e-mails, tracked his visits to the State Department and traced the timing of his phone conversations with Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Department security adviser. Kim was charged in 2010 as the suspected source of a Fox News report about North Korean nuclear weapon testing. Perhaps most disturbing, documents related to the secret search warrant for Rosen’s phone and e-mail records cited him as a co-conspirator in the espionage case.

This appeared to journalists to put Rosen in unprecedented jeopardy for doing his job. Although the president said in his speech Thursday that “journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs,” he was nevertheless adamant about pursuing government officials who he said “break the law,” presumably by discussing national security matters and other classified information with reporters, even if that scares off officials from becoming whistle-blowers or even having any contact with reporters.

Downie, who is the paper’s vice president at-large and also spent nearly two decades as the paper’s executive editor, also says that the administration “has disregarded the First Amendment and intimidated a growing number of government sources of information — most of which would not be classified — that is vital for journalists to hold leaders accountable.”

13:20 // 1 year ago
May 22, 2013
23:42 // 1 year ago