I have been offered a somewhat prestigious job in foreign news. I have been working in other areas of journalism for the last decade, but am not particularly well versed in international news. So I am looking to bone up on, basically, the entire history of the world, all of its current political leaders/conflicts, geography, current expert thinkers/critics on regional international questions. Aside from getting a world map shower curtain
, what else should I be doing? [more inside]
posted by amoeba
on Sep 14, 2014 -
I was just terminated after 89 days from a job that I moved 550 miles to accept. I have no savings -- they were spent on the move -- and two weeks' severance pay (about $1,300). I have no family or friends in this city. What are my next moves? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 22, 2014 -
I could swear that in the last week or two there was a study that came out (by an economist I think, and it had won a prize - Nobel maybe or Pulitzer or something) about how the news is influenced by its audience more than by its owners. But I cannot find this article anywhere or remember the name of the study's author. Any ideas?
posted by yeahyeahyeah
on May 3, 2014 -
I've just had an article published nationally, and oh boy is that addictive and fun! I want to do more, so I need ideas to pitch! I'm looking for some tweeters and some Facebook groups and posters to follow who will have awesome kink/womens'/sex-positive/sex-work/trans/lgbt/poly/etc news, criticism and analysis. Feminist and socialist feeds also a plus. Many thanks, hive mind!
posted by Mistress
on Jan 21, 2014 -
I plan to apply for a job that I'm overqualified for but need desperately...and I've been out of the journalism field for several years because of the economy and some personal issues. I need help to not look like a desperate failure when I apply. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 7, 2013 -
I've been writing satirical news articles for a website I created, and while my articles have been popular so far, I realized that I've been writing solely on my instinct of how a newspaper article would sound. What are some resources that go more in-depth on the style of newspaper articles, rather than the news gathering/reporting side of journalism?
posted by averageamateur
on Jun 18, 2013 -
I work as a journalist. However, I only get articles in publications due to my personal relationships with the editor(s). I've never been able to send in an unsolicited pitch and have it accepted. [more inside]
posted by GiveUpNed
on Feb 11, 2013 -
How do you get a regular column/blog on Huffington Post, and how hard is it? It seems like so many people have one.
posted by shivohum
on Jun 18, 2012 -
I've been asked to give a lecture about the future of news. I've got some ideas, the sales figures, the shift in ad revenue and a bootfull of doom to share. I've also got lots of whizzy applications to get excited about. But what would you share? What's your view of the future of news? What platforms do you get excited about? [more inside]
posted by MrMerlot
on Mar 17, 2011 -
I'm working on a news story for the local alt-weekly that involves a childcare center, and may be taking photos in the center. I've done child photography before, but it wasn't 'news' and we did model releases. I'm a bit nervous about parental concerns about privacy, and since I'm freelance I don't have a capital-N-news-organization to back me up, so I'm looking for advice. What's Standard Operating Practice for news photography of kids?
posted by AzraelBrown
on Mar 11, 2011 -
I am a strong believer in free speech and a free press, but I work in a field where news coverage is used as rock-solid evidence with serious, even deadly consequences. I am looking for resources on how to reconcile free speech and responsible journalism...and what the limits of both ought to be, if any, both legally and morally. Canadian/American/British academic articles or books and examples or cases would be particularly welcome. [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs
on Feb 19, 2011 -
What is News? I'm looking for any books, blogs, essays, articles, etc. that relate to any intelligent definitions of news or how people believe the news in 50 years will work. I'm not interested in evaluations of bias, the demise of mainstream media, or inane ramblings about Web 2.0. [more inside]
posted by sshelato
on Nov 1, 2010 -
Certain news stories are predictable in advance-- because they cover stories that happen every year (like the Oscars or the Super Bowl); or because they cover events you can see coming a long time away (like the 500th birthday of some historical personage.)
Is there any comprehensive list of Things That Will Probably Be In The News Next Year? I'm looking for something like this weekly preview from CNN
, but over a longer timescale.
posted by yankeefog
on Oct 22, 2010 -
I am trying to remember the address of a website I used to use daily. It's a one-page site, updated early each morning with a selection of links to Australian and international news stories. It's not just an aggregator; the links are carefully chosen by a woman who I believe used to be a newspaper reporter. It's called something like 'morning news' or 'breakfast brief'. Maddeningly, it seems to be un-Googlable. Any ideas? Or, failing that, any suggestions for similar sites?
posted by embrangled
on Feb 25, 2010 -
I want to read investigative reports exposing corruption or scandal on a local or national level. Please provide me with links. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Oct 20, 2009 -
The verb "to be" missing from TV newscasts!
Anchors and TV reporters omitting "to be," often favor using participles instead.
Why? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta
on Oct 12, 2008 -
Newspapers and media: the sky is falling, the bowl is being circled. What can we do about it? Your best suggestions please. [more inside]
posted by Gagglehack
on Mar 28, 2008 -
I enjoy reading the Knight Science Journalism Tracker
, an MIT website that gives timely peer review to popular science journalism. Can anyone recommend similar sites or blogs that do the same for other types of news. I'd love to find a site that uses a similar format to both cover world events and critique their coverage at the same time, for example.
posted by thecjm
on Feb 23, 2007 -
how or where does one sign up to receive UK press releases? Are there centralized sources or do the releasing parties pick who to send news to? [more inside]
posted by Svea
on Jan 9, 2006 -
I'm a journalism student and a volunteer at a community radio station, and I'd like to start a weekly morning news program that focuses on local issues.
The show would have a number of volunteer participants (5-10+ other journalism students), $0 budget, portable recording equipment, lots of keener energy, and one hour a week.
So, if you were to design a unique local news show, how would you do it?
posted by stokast
on Sep 7, 2005 -
Do editors choose and assign feature news coverage based on archetypal stories, and, if so, how many types are there? [more inside]
posted by merlinmann
on Mar 26, 2005 -
PropogandaWarFilter: How many TV networks is the US funding in Iraq?
Al Iraquia (that doesn't have a site) and Al Hurra
posted by ruelle
on Feb 10, 2005 -