Tag: safety

by Andrew Ford Lyons

Any journalist working on assignment should put in place a solid communications plan. But for freelancers “going it alone,” it’s a potential life-saver. Most news organizations will have a communications plan in place for staff going on high risk assignments, and for good reason: It will quickly alert them if something goes wrong, and provide […] more »

by Madeleine Bair

At the National Conference on Media Reform earlier this month, a topic I heard repeated in panel after panel was the diversity of voices. Media consolidation, industry cutbacks, and political repression are among the threats to reporting on and by independent and diverse perspectives around the world. The videos we see on a regular basis […] more »

by Danny O'Brien

The Syrian civil war is also a propaganda war. With the Assad regime and the rebels both attempting to assure their supporters and the world that they are on the brink of victory, how the facts are reported has become central to the struggle. Hackers working in support of Assad loyalists this week decided to […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. The world’s most succecssful media companies (PaidContent) 2. India’s largest news network accuses Nielsen of manipulating ratings data (Hollywood Reporter) 3. Jonah Lehrer resigns from the New Yorker, e-book pulled off shelves (PaidContent) 4. Twitter makes stock symbol $ ‘cashtag’ […] more »