Tag Archives: Future of Journalism

My “Quest” and the Future of Journalism Education

I’m on a quest. It’s a quest to bring responsible journalism to live-tweeting. It’s a good quest, a quest to change the work ethos of journalists when it comes to tweeting during breaking news events. I’ve written and spoken about … Continue reading

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Thoughts & Musings from #ONA13

I wanted to do a blog entry after my visit to Atlanta for ONA13 but I couldn’t focus on just one thing.  So here are some thoughts and musings (in no particular order): * I left before the awards dinner … Continue reading

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The Real Question for Jeff Bezos: Time to Invest in Journalism?

It’s been fascinating to watch the cheerleading that’s gone on since the announcement that the Graham family was selling The Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. When the announcement was made, the reaction from technologists and Web journalists was … Continue reading

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Why Is Everyone So Pissed Off?

“Why Is Everyone So Pissed Off?” We see it everywhere. From Facebook to Twitter and e-mail: People seem really pissed off — and aren’t shy about being rude and crude in public discussions. Overall, civil discourse seems to be the … Continue reading

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UMass Journalism’s Howard Ziff Leaves Behind Larger-Than-Life Legacy

Howard M. Ziff, professor emeritus of Journalism at the University of Massachusetts, died early Tuesday morning. He was 81. On the “Friends of Howard Ziff” page on Facebook, Ziff’s son Max reported Tuesday that his wife, Jane, and children Ellen … Continue reading

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NPR’s Mark Stencel to visit UMass as first Howard Ziff Journalist-in-Residence

Mark Stencel, NPR’s managing editor for digital news, will be joining UMass journalism students and faculty during the week of April 16 as the program’s first Howard Ziff Journalist-in-Residence. Stencel’s visit will be highlighted by a public discussion on Wednesday,  … Continue reading

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Carnival of Journalism: Journalists as Capitalists

Haven’t we spent enough time asking what journalists can and can’t do? Haven’t we spent enough time asking what the definition of journalism is? Seriously, enough already. When I saw this month’s Carnival of Journalism prompt from Michael Rosenblum, I … Continue reading

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