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Critiquing a Critique

Update: After publication of this piece, I interviewed Cory Shouten, a senior editor for the Columbia Journalism Review, who worked on the story. Shouten had not read this post at the time of the interview, but spoke about the topic. 1,255 more words

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Happy Birthday, David Burnett


Happy 70th Birthday to David Burnett, a renowned photographer/photojournalist/sports photographer I’ve had the pleasure of working with a couple of times.

He was getting ready to do a portrait of a CEO with his Speed Graphic camera, and also his Canon 5DMarkII. 81 more words

Canon Photography


by Roger Pynn

Until a week ago, if someone mentioned “alt-right” most people would have thought it was some new keyboard shortcut.  We could only have hoped it would automatically eradicate political rants of all kinds from our social media inboxes. 168 more words

Roger Pynn

Mother Jones Goes Undercover

By Casey Bukro

Just when you think an ethics issue has been put to rest, a Mother Jones magazine reporter spends four months working undercover as a guard at a corporate-run prison in Louisiana. 1,001 more words


Jim Brady nails the errors and the potential in local news

My take on the hopeful future for local news, even if we’ve made a ton of mistakes in the digital era: https://t.co/u74RhzyDlL

— Jim Brady (@jimbrady) …

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Innovation In The Media

They don't likeit up 'em, Mr Mainwaring!

There’s no doubt the New Labour/Tony Blair concept of spin has filtered down to anyone in the news.

The local (acting) assistant sub-director of the British Ditch Federation’s Leaf Moving Sub-committee (Lower Smallwood branch) would probably have a message he wanted to keep us on, and call and complain when we refused to adhere. 887 more words

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