Decision for Strike in MPM

The Executive Board of SSNM and the union representatives of SSNM`s union groups in the newsrooms of the daily newspapers Dnevnik and Utrinski Vesnik under ownership of the Service Company Media Print Macedonia DOOEL – Skopje decided to go on a srike. The decision for a strike was made because the salary for December has […]

HEADLINES MATTER

2017 will be the year that news organizations start approaching headlines with the importance they deserve. A few years ago, around the time that a scary-exciting new thing called “social” started becoming more important than search engine optimization, digital media organizations discovered that nothing mattered more than headlines, at least when it came to getting […]

Violence against journalists has increased in Western Balkans

Number of attacks against journalists has increased in last few years. What causes even more worries is the fact that physical attacks and violence against journalists has increased too. That was pointed out at the opening of two-day conference held in Belgrade on 6th and 7th December 2016 on Media Freedom and Security of Journalists […]

Is criminalizing fake news the way forward?

German lawmakers have called for legal action against the production and distribution of fake news. But digital rights groups warned of the harrowing effects it could have online, including censorship. Politicians, news consumers and social media entrepreneurs have turned their attention to the subject of fake news, in large part due to its alleged influence […]

Fake News is Nothing New

Yellow journalism has been defined as any journalism that treats news in an unprofessional or unethical manner. The term was coined in the 1890s to describe the ferocious circulation war between William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal and the New York World, owned by Joseph Pulitzer. They sought out crime, scandal and salacious detail. Facts that […]

Journalists in the age of Trump: Lose the smugness, keep the mission.

By Margaret Sullivan Media Columnist Journalists may thrive on news — by definition, the unexpected or novel — but they’re terrible at getting out of their own comfortable ruts. Consider, for example, the decade or so of abject denial about their threatened business model that followed the apocalyptic arrival of Craigslist, which removed the crucial […]

OSCE: Media situation in Turkey ‘terrifying’

The situation of media in Turkey is a “terrifying” problem that targets not only journalists but has a chilling effect on the whole of society, the top media rights observer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) told DW. “It is unacceptable that in the 21st century in a country that so many hoped was […]

Google Supports Investigative Journalism

Google has selected three journalistic projects in Romania that will get EUR 850,000 total financing in the second round of the group’s Digital News Initiative (DNI). All three projects focus on investigation journalism. The Romanian Center for Investigation Journalism (CRJI) will get EUR 400,000 from Google to develop, prototype, and test an open source digital […]

Journalism’s delivery system, not the coverage itself, is broken

By Joel Simon   JOURNALISM MATTERS BECAUSE PEOPLE around the world need timely news and analysis to make informed decisions about their lives. This is a maxim that drives the work of many reporters. At the Committee to Protect Journalists, it’s why we advocate for the rights of persecuted journalists working in repressive and dangerous […]