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November 16, 2013

Royals (News Version)

I can post this journalism-themed parody of Lorde’s “Royals” by Breaking News associate editor Aaron Edwards precisely because he doesn’t have a beard. And because it’s funny.

16:14 // 5 months ago
November 14, 2013
In an unprecedented move, the French newspaper Libération ran an entire issue without photos today, placing them instead in the back spread so people can see the art that’s missing. Its reason? It was trying to draw attention to the plight of photojournalists worldwide—timing the issue around Paris Photo, the world’s largest photography fair. “It’s not a wake, we’re not burying the photographic art […] Instead we give photography the homage it deserves,” the paper explains. “Yet, no one can ignore the calamitous situation press photographers now find themselves in, especially war photographers who risk their lives while barely making a living.”
Your move, Chicago Sun-Times.

In an unprecedented move, the French newspaper Libération ran an entire issue without photos today, placing them instead in the back spread so people can see the art that’s missing. Its reason? It was trying to draw attention to the plight of photojournalists worldwide—timing the issue around Paris Photo, the world’s largest photography fair. “It’s not a wake, we’re not burying the photographic art […] Instead we give photography the homage it deserves,” the paper explains. “Yet, no one can ignore the calamitous situation press photographers now find themselves in, especially war photographers who risk their lives while barely making a living.”

Your move, Chicago Sun-Times.

21:56 // 5 months ago

Stuff you may have missed: November 14, 2013

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour made a speech in Morocco today to tell companies to continue to invest in journalism. ”Good journalism is good business,” she said. ”Without the storytellers there is no business; there is no successful business.”

Warren Buffett just made a huge bet on the oil industry’s continued success. Specifically Exxon.

The U.S. just destroyed six tons of ivory to prove a point about poaching.

FCC to phone companies: Make it easy to unlock phones, or else.

Rob Ford is sorry he said this.

21:07 // 5 months ago
November 11, 2013
matthewkeys:

From the Hudson Hub-Times in Hudson, Ohio.

Oh. Journalism. 

matthewkeys:

From the Hudson Hub-Times in Hudson, Ohio.

Oh. Journalism. 

12:30 // 5 months ago
November 9, 2013

Report: Journalists going missing at unprecedented scale in Syria

  • 30 journalists have been missing for a year or longer, according to an Associated Press report based on information from the Committee to Protect Journalists. As the AP puts it: “The widespread seizure of journalists is unprecedented, and has been largely unreported by news organizations in the hope that keeping the kidnappings out of public view may help to negotiate the captives’ release.” source
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November 8, 2013
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November 7, 2013
18:55 // 5 months ago
November 4, 2013
I’m gratified by my 14-month partnership with the Guardian and am particularly proud of what we achieved together over the last five months. Reporting the NSA story has never been easy, but it’s always been invigorating and fulfilling. It’s exactly why one goes into journalism and, in my view, is what journalism at its crux is about. That doesn’t mean that the journalists and editors who have worked on this story have instantly agreed on every last choice we faced, but it does mean that, on the whole, I leave with high regard for the courage and integrity of the people with whom I’ve worked and pride in the way we’ve reported this story.
Glenn Greenwald says goodbye to The Guardian Thursday. Having been there for only 14 months, he heads over to a new endeavor with a pre-launch blog here. I, myself, am very excited to see how this will all end up. Also like how Greenwald ended his column with a call to action, “I hope everyone who believes in basic press freedoms will defend those journalistic outlets when they are under attack – all of them – regardless of how much one likes or does not like them.”
12:00 // 5 months ago
November 2, 2013
And [fallout from the book] will hit Christie first. Halperin and Heilemann make abundant use of a vice-presidential vetting file dropped into their hands by someone in Romney’s orbit to illuminate secrets about the governor. Delivering the documents to the authors was a stunning breach of political decorum that can only be read as a giant middle finger at Christie and his aides.

Review: ‘Double Down,’ on the 2012 election, by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. The book comes out Nov. 5. (via andrewgraham)

I will obviously buy and read this book, but just further proof that mark halperin has an air of dick about him, the UK kindle edition costs £17.99! FFS

(via waitingonoblivion)

"It’s a book that will launch a thousand listicles."

(via waitingonoblivion)

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