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Election Night requires basic journalism

The 2012 Presidential election in the United States was unsurprisingly heavily covered by all TV networks throughout the past months. However, where the networks often go crazy on technological gadgets and techniques to perk up their broadcasts, they played it safe on election night. Apart from some holograms and state of the art virtual graphs, […]

Political tweeting

Whereas people in journalism are calling for not to trust Twitter as a viable source, Twitter self has now documented their tweets in a political engagement map. In this map, the tweets are representative of the most popular political issues and highest engagement  (Cnet.com). Luckily no blatant statements are made on whoever receive more tweets, is […]

Instragram’ing Sandy

As Gingras has said, the new digital era is inevitable for traditional media. But not to worry,  journalism foresees a bright future. As long if you’re working along with it. That is what Time Magazine has probably thought too. In their coverage of hurricane Sandy, the magazine the popular mobile app Instagram to cover breaking […]

Freedom of access vs. Copyright

Copyright, copyright, oh copyright. Don’t get me wrong, I’m aware of the importance of copyright and I think it is needed to protect. However, I often make a poor show. I download and freely use images of the Internet (for personal use) just like the average online user. In this debate I would normally be […]

Saving the newspaper’s credibility

In Poland, an editor of an newspaper has resigned after false statements claimed by the newspaper about the crash of a Polish governmental airplane (nu.nl). After apologies the editor yet decided to resign, to not only save the newspaper’s reputation, but in my eyes a deed of saving journalism’s credibility.