I still remember clearly the thoughts in my head after I watched the movie Spotlight. It was a perfect 2 hours and 8 minutes – an ideal romantic image of what journalism should be like. The ideal romantic image of the deeply passionate journalist whose work brings important change. Now, in the time of fast clicks and 24-hour news cycle, investigative journalism is more of a luxury for financially starving newsrooms.
News on weather and extreme weather conditions interest people more than ever, and the Miami Herald notices. Even stories on the popularity of weather news attracts online readers. I will come back to this later.
Man made Star Island in Miami Beach. Irma left behind piles of fallen palm tree leaves.
U.S. newspapers are impressively “hanging on” despite a sustained onslaught by online media. All the top brands are no doubt feeling the pinch.
Print newspapers have lost nearly 52 per cent of their daily sales volumes, while online channels have registered an exponential growth in reach, almost three-fold in the last six years. But as the news media struggles to weather the storm created by changes in consumer behavior, not to mention sustained attacks by President Donald Trump, some pertinent issues have come up that require urgent deliberations by industry stakeholders.
A museum dedicated to the freedom of expression – one of five freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution – called the Newseum, in Washington, D.C., is undergoing a “strategic review” and may have to close due to financial difficulties, it was revealed last week.
The announcement, which coincided with the resignation of the museum’s president and CEO, received a mixed reception from the local media industry.
At the age of 75 in Oct.12, 2003 Joan Beverly Kroc dies. As the third wife of McDonald's CEO Ray Kroc, she inherited his fortune after his death in 1984. During her life Mrs. Kroc gave away more than $1 billion toward causes ranging from animal welfare, children, homelessness, nuclear disarmament, and the arts.
On August 30, the WFP had the opportunity to visit Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and get acquainted with the work of its investigation team.
MPR is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programs for radio, digital and live audiences and operating a 46-stations radio network. MPR and its three regional services - MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current - reach one million listeners each week.
Many editors in Europe share this overwhelming and slightly disheartening belief that if anything happens to newspapers in the United States, it will sooner or later happen elswhere, too. Rather than being an inevitable destiny, it is a self-fulfilling prophecy: newspapers copy American solutions, and often create similar challenges. In that sense, the American media market is an experimental playground for the rest of the world.
The U.S. media has become used to being derided as “fake news” by Donald Trump on Twitter. This week was no different, with the president blasting the “fake news media” and “truly bad people” in the wake of the killing of a protester at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, while he celebrated the return of his former chief strategist Steve Bannon to Breitbart: “Fake news needs the competition!”