Category Archives: Journalism

Watchdog journalism workshop held in Jacksonville

Below are photos from a workshop for journalists that I attended Nov. 8 and 9. Investigative Reporters & Editors, or IRE, ran the Watchdog Workshop, which covered such subjects as effective use of the Internet, open records, the art of the interview and cultivating sources.
The Nov. 9 session was about computer-assisted reporting. It was a hands-on session aimed at showing how to use data and Excel to produce stories. Both days were fantastic. IRE training director Megan Luther and all the other trainers were great. See additional photos here.


Journalists in peril

Anja Niedringhaus. Credit: PETER DEJONG, AP

Anja Niedringhaus. Credit: PETER DEJONG, AP

Today in Intro to Media we’re going to talk about press freedom and the dangers that journalists face while doing their jobs.
We’ll look at photos taken by Anja Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who was killed in Afghanistan on April 4. David Guttenfelder, who worked with Niedringhaus, said he was devastated by her death. He told National Geographic:

She covered every major conflict, every massive world-changing event of the past 25 years. She was unflinchingly brave. Not in a cavalier way, but more like “This is very dangerous. But it’s important. It has to be done. It has to be covered. Who else is going to do it? I’m going.”

See Anja Niedringhaus’ portfolio

Source: Freedom House

Source: Freedom House

Organizations that promote freedom of the press

Freedom House
Press freedom 2013 (download 2013 report)
Committee to Protect Journalists. Case of Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz
Number of journalists killed since 1982
Reporters without Borders
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