This may be the best ad campaign I’ve ever seen for a news organization … Nail has created a campaign for the Providence Journal and it is brilliant.
(For mobile viewers, the video is in Flash, sorry about that.)
(Thanks to Seth Siditsky for the lead.)
Maybe, maybe, this time we’ll get this to happen – The New York Times is reporting the Obama administration has caked Sen. Charles Schumer to revive a federal shield law bill.
A democracy must have a free and open press, one that does not work under fear of the government.
Former Boston University student Johannes Hirn shot a story several years ago about an immigrant who wanted to box his way into America. That immigrant was Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two alleged bombers from the Boston Marathon.
I just hope the site the Boston University News Service is linking to has licensed those images …
(Thanks to Prof. Denise McGill for the link.)
UGA alumni Alan Spearman and Mark Adams have been honored with a first place in the National Press Photographers Association’s Best Use of Multimedia for their work on Memphis Poverty: What Obama Didn’t See.
Pull up a chair and dig in – the video is narrated by Chris Dean, who grew up in Memphis in some pretty difficult situations, but rose up to be able to introduce President Obama during a visit to the city.
Over at the National Journal, Ron Fournier takes aim at the limited press access being granted by the White House.
Again, for those not following along, “news” delivered by the White House is not journalism. Information, yes, but not journalism.
There will be a test at the end of the semester on this.
(Thanks to Susan Walsh for the link.)
My friend Arlo Abrahamson, a public affairs guy in the Navy, sent me a link to an OpEd in The Washington Post by the Navy’s chief information officer, Rear Adm. John F. Kirby, in which he talks about the need for service members to do a better job of explaining what they do to their fellow citizens.
As I read it, I kept substituting journalists … try it, amazing how our military and our industry are struggling with the same basic problem: helping people understand what we do and why it is important.
His is not a name many of us know, but his work during World War II in ending military censorship changed the way we understand wars. David W. Dunlop at The New York Times wrote the story about how Cal Whipple went up the chain of command to get George Strock’s photo of three dead Americans published.
Mr. Whipple and his colleagues at Life believed that Mr. Strock’s photograph would provide a badly needed dose of reality for those on the home front who were growing complacent about the war effort. “I went from Army captain to major to colonel to general,” he recalled in a memoir written for his family, “until I wound up in the office of an assistant secretary of the Air Corps, who decided, ‘This has to go to the White House.’”
(Thanks to colleague Dr. Janice Hume for the link.)
On Tuesday, John Branch from The New York Times will be talking about the stunning Snow Fall project he wrote late last year. If you haven’t experienced – and that’s a deliberate word choice – this, you have to click on the link.
He will be speaking at 12:30 in the Tate Reception Hall, which is on the first floor of the Tate Student Center on the University of Georgia campus.
Want to see what the future of journalism may hold? This is a big part of it.
Okay, so this is coming off of a PR website, but it’s still an excellent string of questions you should ask on your next job interview.
We all spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to answer questions, hoping that will convince the person on the other side of the table to hire us. What many don’t do is interview the potential employer to find out if this is the right job, the right environment, the right opportunity.