Normalizing Death Toll in Pandemic Times

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Normalizing Death Toll in Pandemic Times

Covid-19 virusPossibly we’ve just gotten weary of hearing how many people have died from COVID-19, or other important news stories are taking whatever limited resources journalism still has to cover them, but COVID-19 deaths continue to grow at a shocking rate…yet, …

Viable Business Cases for Journalism

NewsjpgIn an article put out by NiemanLab, part of the Nieman Foundation’s study of journalism at Harvard University, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen of the University of Oxford makes the case that journalism and the news it generates can still be a …

Sadly, Newseum Set to Close

Newseum Building 2 For those of us who love news and journalism, the announcement that the Newseum in Washington, D.C. will be closing was met here with great sadness. If you have not visited this wonderful institution, December 31 will be the last …

Videogaming, Esports Get Own WP Section

Amid the cutbacks in journalism, the Washington Post is adding a coverage area: videogaming and esports. It provided details on its new Launcher section today.…

Tabloid Journalism Goes Back a While

The history of tabloid journalism is longer than one might expect. The Conversation has the story.Scandalgraphic

Media Facebook Comments Get Legal Shakeup

Facebook Comments Ruling Hits Australian Media

A judge there says media companies are obligated to moderate comments on their Facebook pages GavelThe Guardian analyzes what it calls a “landmark ruling.”…

Fake News Debunked, Just About Daily

For an understanding of how fake news originates and spreads, take a look at AFP FactCheck, which Factcheckexamines and debunks “information” from around the globe. It is fascinating, disturbing and obviously a lot of work for the AFP team.…

Major Newspaper Boosts Investigative Staff

While the cuts in newspaperNFgraphic staff seem endless, the Washington Post says it plans to hire 12 more investigative reporters … The Hill has the story.…

American Journalism Project Readies to Act

BloggerSince the Great Recession American newspapers have seen their revenues cut by nearly half. Thousands of jobs in the industry have been slashed and still it is having trouble recovering. Hoping to plug the dike is the American Journalism Project

Polls Hold Too Much Sway for Reporters

SurvyclipartAs the next presidential election inches nearer, there’s some talk among journalists about relying less on polls … it’s the subject of this piece in the Washington Post.…