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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....
There’s no doubt that one of the more difficult aspects of being an online columnist and journalist these days is the large amount of email pitches you get. I receive several dozen a day and, especially during the morning and early afternoon hours, they come in in fast and furious. As someone who likes to keep...
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...
I feel like watching my local news programs is like hanging out with my grandparents. You would think these people grew up in the 1940’s and never got with the times. The easily noticed errors and blunders just slip right by them. They seem so clueless at times. I wonder how they get by in...
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...
This NBC12 field reporter thought a quick shot with a friendly camel would be easy. Sometimes the easy assignments turn into the more interesting ones. I like how the cameraman was able to keep filming and help her with one hand…and how she asked if he was still rolling. Anything for the shot, right?
This might be the end-all-be-all in news reporter slip ups. I’d be surprised to see her on the air again anytime soon. Granted it’s easy to see how she could make the mistake…but over and over again. …and to report that the CIA ordered it. I do feel bad for her. I always get embarrassed...
With the Royal Wedding all wrapped up, there is/was a lot of specualtion on when and where the newlyweds are going for their Honeymoon (it’s been postponed while William returns to work for a week) but the odds favorites on most betting sites is New Zealand. One reporter thought she’d get the opinion of some...
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