Perhaps you’ve seen or heard it — the New York Times‘ new series and podcast called The Caliphate. The series follows reporter Rukmini Callimachi as she reports on the Islamic State (ISIS). It’s been getting a lot of attention. And, it’s raised some important ethical questions for journalists. Here’s Maryam Saleh, story editor for The Intercept:
The New York Times published an investigation of ISIS last month based on files reporter Rukmini Callimachi removed from Iraq,
In 2010, Justin Carl Moose, a self-described “Christian counterpart to Osama bin-Laden,” planned to blow up an abortion clinic. He was in possession of means to make explosives, including potassium permanganate, fuse wires, and metal shavings.
Combined, the New York Times and Washington Post ran just two articles on Rogers.
Antonio Martinez was alleged to have acted in the name of Islam when he planned to bomb a military recruitment station outside Baltimore and shoot personnel as they fled the scene.
The United States government, traditionally one of the bastions of press freedom, is about to compile a list of professional journalists and “top media influencers,” … and monitor what they’re putting out to the public.
And that’s not all. Forbes goes on.Last October, an Indiana lawmaker proposed that journalists be licensed. Representative Jim Lucas’s bill was mostly a publicity stunt, but could this DHS action be a way for the government to keep track of American and foreign journalists as well as “citizen journalists,”
“I was heartbroken, and I was scared, and I had no idea if I was doing the right thing.” ~Ronan Farrow
And yet, despite the threats, the doubts, and the lack of support, Farrow kept reporting the story that earned him a shared Pulitzer Prize, exposing allegations of sexual assault by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. In an emotional speech to the graduating class at Loyola Marymount University, Farrow revealed the doubts that plagued him —
I am thrilled to announce that Round Earth Media is one of just 15 organizations chosen to receive a much-coveted grant from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. This support will allow us to develop and launch a cultural news desk with the goal of illuminating the experiences and lives of US and internationally based Muslim artists.
The abyss that now separates us from each other and even from our own understanding of ourselves has grown wide enough to swallow our decency and civility whole.
I arrived in Morocco more than 7 years ago, poised for a grand experiment. Could students studying at US colleges and universities, working with Moroccan student partners, produce journalism of excellence for top global media outlets? Before that first semester was over, our students had proved that possible by publishing a story in the New York Times. They’ve gone on to publish and broadcast countless more. In this time of shuttered foreign news bureaus and the chaos in Washington nudging a lot of foreign coverage off the front page,
Haunted by the suffocating horror and hopelessness he witnessed in Haiti’s national prison, this artist finds solace in his work.
Accused of arson, Paul Junior Casimir spent a year there, awaiting a trial that never was scheduled. He is one of the lucky ones; others have died waiting. Freed only because aid workers recognized his talent and a non-profit organization was willing to work on his case,
The New York Review of Books had the best take I’ve seen on social media’s intrusion into our lives and what we can do about it. Here’s Madeleine Bunting, formerly a journalist at The Guardian and the author of four books, including The Plot: A Biography of an English Acre(2009).
Today, as we grapple with a pervasive new digital culture, attention has become an issue of pressing social concern. Technology provides us with new tools to grab people’s attention.
It may be Wikipedia, the non profit online encyclopedia.
Conspiracy videos posted on YouTube have come under increasing attack. Last month the company CEO announced that Wikipedia content on conspiracy theories will be posted beside videos on those subjects. You may have also noticed that, in an effort to verify news sources, Facebook is now including descriptions of those sources taken from — you guessed it — Wikipedia.
Please meet reporting partners Joe Held and Soukaina Zaida – just one of our amazing student pairs. I’ve been in Morocco this week working with Joe and Soukaina — and all of our students journalism partners — helping shape their next 5 weeks of reporting. I am simply astounded at their intelligence, hard work, commitment, critical thinking, and enthusiasm.
On all of our projects and programs we partner an American with his or her in-country counterpart.