Gaza, social media, pack journalism, anchors quit on air, media meanness

Social media and the Gaza Strip. This story continues to evolve.

Danger of pack journalism and story of one man who fought it.

Facebook and Twitter posts causing some problems for one reporter at the NYT. And here is an update.

Anchors quit on air. Still not really clear why. Any holes/problems in the NYT story?

Media too mean? Yes, still talking about that NYT restaurant review and other stuff.

Think Fox News knew this was coming? Answer: nope. Did he apologize after?

Photo manipulation at Sports Illustrated. A correx is planned but an explanation…

Read this by Thursday! You’ll be glad you did and unhappy if you don’t.

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Stratcomm stuff — FINAL PROJECTS!

Twitter disasters this year. Any here that you could spin out of?

Chris Brown deleted his account. Here’s why. Your thoughts?

HOW ARE YOUR FINAL PROJECTS COMING ALONG? BLOGS BEING UPDATED? HOW CAN THE REST OF US HELP?

FINAL INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. All projects, regardless of which option you choose, must be posted on your blogs by 8 a.m. on Dec. 11. (All blogs must be updated with your final project outlines and format choice by 8 a.m. on Dec. 4)
  2. All contact lists must either be emailed to me or turned in on paper.
  3. All projects need an extra written paragraph full of additional, thoughtful multimedia ideas that you would have done if you had the time, energy and expertise. this graf does not count toward the word count and may be put on the contact sheet.
  4. All projects must have a slug, short headline, long headline using the 2-4 word, 50 character and 94 character limits.
  5. AP style counts. Broadcast style counts. Everything counts!
  6. KEEP IT SIMPLE! SHORT, SIMPLE SENTENCES. SHORT SIMPLE PARAGRAPHS. PROPER SPELLINGS AND PRONUNCIATIONS.
  7. To receive any extra credit, the final projects must be complete before 8 a.m. on Dec. 10 and you must receive confirmation from me that it has been received/noted.

Paid writing/PR/web job at Nationwide

Experience & Skills needed
Junior or senior
Completed course work in public relations, journalism and Web content management
Excellent writing skills for both print and online formats, working knowledge of AP Style with college newspaper or other journalism a plus
Working knowledge of HTML; Information architecture basics expected (Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign experience is beneficial)
Able to work in teams and on your own
Must be detail oriented, very organized and able to manage multiple projects
Previous internship experience desired

Roles
Support a variety of internal and external public relations activities + Web content management
Writing of all kinds for both print and electronic formats
Develop intranet sites; building pages and navigation
Edit, publish and maintain intranet content
Project management, including coordinating Web content with Web designer and working with Web developers

Restaurant review becomes much more; AP verifying UGC

What do you think of this restaurant review from the NYT? Guy has responded…on the Today Show. And the reviewer did at least 1 interview with the NYT public editor. And worlds collide!!! Marilyn weighs in on the controversy.

More on the NYT review from Poynter.

Different review that got a ton of attention earlier this year. She writes 5 columns per week!

 

This is how the AP verifies UGC. Your thoughts?

Election Day is here!!

A look at some media outlets who disclose how their staff members are voting/will vote. Howard Kurtz thinks it is a terrible idea. What do you think?

Nate Silver from 538 blog/NYT on Colbert.

Diane Sawyer had people talking last night….and not really in a good way.

Donald Trump still being discussed and it has nothing to do with real business.  Rachel Maddow, love her or dislike her, has some pretty strong stuff here.

Did this merit a correction in the NYT?

Hear from Pulitzer Prize winners on the stories that won the awards. Here are the stories from the AP.

Stratcomm — PR #2 and Final Projects

Remember for PR #2 that the subject must be approved in advance. Also, no printed copy needed, just post to your blog by Thursday at 8 a.m. At least 2 quoted sources. At least 2 embedded links. NO FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS, CURRENT PROFESSORS, ETC.

Final project proposals look pretty good. If I sent you a question, make sure to answer it.

REMEMBER YOU NEED AT LEAST 4 SOURCES, AND I RECOMMEND MORE, NO MATTER WHAT FORMAT YOUR PROJECT TAKES.

 

Tweet from Gov. Kasich at about 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday:  John Kasich ‏@JohnKasich

I congratulate Pres. Obama & wish him well. @MittRomney ran a strong campaign & made us proud. Now is the time to come together

Twitter and Sandy; tough to escape when plagiarism is attached to your name

This story almost seems like it should be from a bad movie or TV show. Nope. Real life…and real death.

I found this post pretty interesting. Touches on the obvious issues involved with plagiarism, giving necessary credit, etc. But also touches on the issue of “unpublishing” something. (Couldn’t even make it to class today without another sad example of a young journalist’s career tarnished forever!)

Speaking of unpublishing, CNN did that recently. What do you think of that decision.

Reporter discloses who he is voting for. New trend? Bad move?