Saturday, June 4, 2011

Social media steps in when reporting can be fatal

Yet another example of social media stepping in when journalism fails, but this is a tragic case.

It's Mexico where reporting the news can be fatal in the midst of the battle between drug cartels and the government. An Eric Sass story lists a number of links to blogs that are reporting facts about what is happening using anonymous social media. Our media world is sure changing.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

When doing your job can cost it

For student journalists, solid reporting about their universities can be very tough. The Wall Street Journal writes about the student journalists who reported on violations by Ohio State University Football Coach Jim Tressel, and puts their dilemma into context with other student journalists, including some who have lost jobs over their reporting and others who received threats.