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Country’s problems are too complex for 140 character answers or political slogans

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

From TRAHANT REPORTS, Mark Trahant's weekly column

 

Last week President Barack Obama held his first town hall on Twitter. A really great idea and I plunged in with this question:

 “#AskObama Indian Cntry's unemployment rate is unacceptable. Cutting govt jobs will make this situation far worse. What steps to fix this?” @TrahantReports

 
  

Joplin's Digital Coverage Vital to Community - Part II

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dave Woods, The Joplin Globe's digital development manager, contributed valuable insight from his coverage of the Joplin tornado. He just submitted this followup to his first edition:

(7) Pace yourself.  It will be a long haul.

 
  

Resources for Unemployed Journalists

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

With the most recent round of layoffs, here's a sampling of support various organizations are offering. Please let us know if we've left something out and we will promptly include it. 

 
  

Joplin's Digital Coverage Vital to Community

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Two years ago, Dave Woods, digital development manager of The Joplin Globe, attended the Maynard Institute’s Multimedia Editing Program. The program was boot camp-style training – lasting more than a month – in multimedia tools and techniques. This week we gather again at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, to welcome a new class of Reynolds Foundation fellows to the program. As we begin our work, our thoughts are with Dave, his colleagues and his community. Here is Dave’s story and his lessons for community journalists.

 
  

Society for Features Journalism (SFJ) Awards Two Diversity Fellowships

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2006 Media Academy Alum Kathy Lu has furnished the following press release:

The Society for Features Journalism, formerly American Association of Sunday and Features Editors, has awarded Diversity Fellowships to two minority journalists to attend the professional organization’s annual conference, held this year in Tucson, Ariz.

 
  

Perceptions of Oakland

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The following is the speech given by Martin G. Reynolds, Oakland Tribune Editor and keynote speaker of the League of Women Voters 2011 Annual Luncheon. 


For those of us who live and work in Oakland, a unique relationship exists.

We know Oakland is a place you can put on a tux, hop in the car, have a world class meal at any number of fantastic restaurants and then go see Bobby Hutcherson at Yoshi’s, visit Chabot Space and Science Center, or the newly renovated Oakland Museum.

 
  

AP Expands Project to Distribute Content from Nonprofit News Organizations

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NEW YORK - The Associated Press is expanding its project to distribute content from nonprofit news organizations to newspapers through delivery technology that will make it easier for newspapers to find and use the material.

 
  

USC Annenberg journalism students receive diversity training through “Fault Lines”

As part of USC Annenberg’s diversity initiative, the School of Journalism began educating new students this academic year with a “Fault Lines” approach that teaches them to better recognize race, class, gender/sexual orientation, generation and geography when reporting.

 
  

America's Wire: Maynard Media Center on Structural Racism

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Egypt, America Hears You, but is it Listening?

For the past few weeks Americans have watched along with the rest of the world as events in Egypt continue to unfold.  Americans have listened intently as President Obama has spoken in very nuanced terms about how he would like Egyptian President Mubarak to proceed.  Last week he stated, “I spoke directly to President Mubarak… What is clear -- and what I indicated tonight to President Mubarak -- is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now.”  He went on to say, “To the people of Egypt, particularly the young people of Egypt, I want to be clear:  We hear your voices.”  President Obama hears them but is he listening?