media law and ethics

Breaking Down Media Law & Ethics in the Age of Online Publishing

When a mistake gets into a story, news agencies typically move quickly to correct the record. Attorneys may join the conversation if a grievance reaches a particular level – libel (the story carries false accusations and it damages someone’s reputation) or defamation (true or not, someone’s reputation has been damaged). Complicating things today, we have…

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Media Insider: Do Journalism Degrees Matter, How Facebook Swallowed Journalism, and SEO Tips for Blog Beginners

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Memo to Tony Gallagher: Why Journalism Degrees Really Do Matter (The Guardian) Recently, the Sun’s editor, Tony Gallagher, spoke out against the university route into journalism, maintaining journalism is not a profession that requires academic grounding, The Guardian says.…

Media Insider: Essential Journalism Tools, How to Beat Writers’ Block and More Media Moves

Welcome to Around the Wire, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. 10 Essential Tools Every Investigative Reporter Should be Using (International Journalists’ Network) A great resource for journalists, the International Journalist’s Network Research Director Gary Price along with another research editor at The Intercept presents 10 useful tools of…

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6 Cool Blog Tools Every Blogger Must Try

In case you felt it was time to spruce up your blog, I stumbled upon a few cool tools that are worth a try. 1. Tweak Your Biz – Title Generator “An outstanding title can increase tweets, Facebook Likes and visitor traffic by 50% or more” claims the website. This tool helps users generate efficient…