62 Things That Mildly Irritate Everyone Who Works In An Office
This is mine: “24. Colleagues who reply all to emails.” BURN.
Seriously, Sophie Gadd has written a hymn to office workers here – I cannot recommend it enough,
What It’s Like To Report on Mass Shootings Routinely — Personal Growth — Medium
This is one of the most chilling things I’ve seen a journalist write about the job. I feel lucky that my career has never meant I’ve become numb to horror.
“The routine nature of gun violence is quashing our ability to feel. It means nothing, or almost nothing, to those outside the immediate bubble of the victims. The sheer volume makes these cases difficult to keep track of. The names of countless victims bleed into one another. The shooters only grab our attention if they do something new, like open fire at an elementary school or post a first person video.”
Can I use that? A legal primer for journalists – Columbia Journalism Review
This is Part I; it’s well worth a read.
“I need people who can make good decisions without tilting it toward the forms they learned on or the skills they identify themselves with.” » Pressthink
“I need people who can make good decisions without tilting it toward the forms they learned on, or the skills they identify themselves with. Some very good editors can’t do that. Some very good writers can’t do that. Anyway, that’s what I need.””
Eight reasons why evergreen content has boosted Ebner’s digital audience | FIPP.com
Really compelling reasons for making evergreen content a staple part of newsroom output.
It’s time to change the way the media cover mass shootings – Quartz
Now *here’s* a can of worms. The world of Journalism can’t even decide whether we should or should not moderate behaviour when approaching eye witnesses to traumatic situations via social media. Good luck with trying to get a sensible discussion around how to cover/not cover the actions of a This is a good read and asks valid questions. I’m just not sure anyone wants to answer them.
“If a person seeks to become a celebrity through murder, some argue, the best course of action is to deny them that attention. Don’t publish killers’ manifestos or suicide notes. Unless a suspect is at large, withhold, minimize, or delay publication of shooters’ names and images.
Some of these recommendations clash with a reporter’s most fundamental instincts, and intrude on information long considered within the public’s right to know. Personally, I can think of several occasions as a journalist when I’ve violated these recommendations myself.
But there is compelling evidence that when media coverage inspires copycat deaths, well-considered guidelines can reverse that trend.”
New York Times editor: “We have to treat comments as content”
“We have to treat comments as content,” Etim said. “We can’t cede the social world to large companies.”
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