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Digital journalism is in a state of upheaval to say the least. Last summer, the New York Daily News let go of about half of the people staffing its newsroom. In the last few weeks, thousands of journalists have lost their jobs at well-known media outlets such as Yahoo, Vice, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post, to name a few....
Whenever I mention the word “ombudsman” to anyone in terms of what it means for social media, there are always some who don’t know what it is, so I should get that out of the way: From Wikipedia: An ombudsman (conventional English plural: ombudsmen) is a person who acts as a trusted intermediary between an organization and some internal or external constituency…...
Although this anchorman should have been able to space the intro and the headlines better, it’s important for the teleprompter to have proper punctuation. This is Ken Bastida of KPIX, a CBS affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area market, but maybe after this flub he should move down to the San Diego area because...
In yet another blunder for FOX News, last night they used a photo of Tina Fey from an SNL skit of former Governor Sarah Palin during a report. The report was on the Palin’s statement that she was 50/50 on running for president in 2012…let’s just say that I’d be more apt to vote in...
This reporter for FOX News might want to reconsider his wording for this particular story. Seems almost like he snuck that one in on purpose. What do you think? It still blows me away, all the errors and blunders that are made by professional news journalists. You’d imagine that with being on live TV every...
reporter ruins world record, reporter messes up world record
At the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, California, a group of bubbly people gathered. About 150 folks wanted to set a Guinness World Record for the most people to step inside a bubble. Fan Yang is the “bubble scientist” behind the feat. He helped organized and direct the people into the massive bubble of...
With the popularity of Twitter and Facebook and with their constant stream of information, it’s only natural that a lot of use get our “breaking news” from such sites. A message can spread on Twitter faster than CNN can get the story, write it and post it. This happened recently with Wyclef Jean (of the...
Most everyone has at the very least heard of Anonymous but there has been a lot of different information about them floating around on their motives and tactics. Part of the issue is that they are not a “set” group per se. They are composed of individuals who come together for various reasons. Describing itself...
The good ol’ “Fair & Balanced” Fox News is up to their normal shenanigans. During a recent report about the violent Wisconsin protests on the O’Rielly Show they cut between reporter Mike Tobin and the “protests in Madison, WI”. The problem? Have you ever seen palm trees in Madison? Just another example of the right-wing...
Meet 5-year old Joey, the Junior Reporter for the Chicago Blackhawks. He asks the tough hitting questions like “How much do you get from the Tooth Fairy?” and “Who’s the biggest turkey on the team?” This cute little bugger is better than most of the reporters covering the NHL and he’s just a half century...
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