21 8 / 2014

If you’re ever looking for a good article to make you think you’re going insane I recommend this one.

21 8 / 2014


Kelly said: “Hold on…I realise… I realise something is happening in Ferguson, but we’re talking about something important here, so can you at least split screen the video.”

This is the first and last comment I’ll make on the issue of what is more serious. From a purely journalistic point of view Ms. Kelly prioritized her current story over breaking news. This is bad journalism. 
Unsurprisingly, it’s likely that this outrage of her’s came from a place of racism. 

Kelly said: “Hold on…I realise… I realise something is happening in Ferguson, but we’re talking about something important here, so can you at least split screen the video.”

This is the first and last comment I’ll make on the issue of what is more serious. From a purely journalistic point of view Ms. Kelly prioritized her current story over breaking news. This is bad journalism. 

Unsurprisingly, it’s likely that this outrage of her’s came from a place of racism. 

19 8 / 2014

shortformblog:

In which a CNN anchor suggests using water cannons on Ferguson protesters, receives a look from her co-anchor.

Here’s why that’s a bad idea.

*side-eye*

19 8 / 2014

kropotkindersurprise:

Al Jazeera America TV crews were overcome with tear gas fired at their vehicle in Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday night. Minutes later, police took down the crew’s light kit, and pointed their camera at the ground.

I think I first spoke about News Gifs during the Boston Marathon Bombing aftermath. But once again I’d just like to say how much I appreciate their use and how I would like to see so much more of them. 

kropotkindersurprise:

Al Jazeera America TV crews were overcome with tear gas fired at their vehicle in Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday night. Minutes later, police took down the crew’s light kit, and pointed their camera at the ground.

I think I first spoke about News Gifs during the Boston Marathon Bombing aftermath. But once again I’d just like to say how much I appreciate their use and how I would like to see so much more of them. 

19 8 / 2014

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

(via humanrightswatch)

18 8 / 2014

thepoliticalnotebook:

The Guardian has recently been criticized for running an ad (print only) by the organization This World — an ad featuring Elie Wiesel and saying, among other things, “Jews rejected child sacrifice 3,500 years ago. Now it’s Hamas’ turn.” (Newspapers in the US ran this ad, too, but that’s less…

17 8 / 2014

Not strictly journalism related. But I figure all you desk jockeys would be interested in it.

14 8 / 2014

happierman:

The New York Post isn’t a joke. It’s a straight up vicious shit-stirrer. Here’s their cover page this morning. Note the top story is George Clooney kissing his girlfriend. When combined with the lower-page story about not resisting police, they’ve carefully crafted a not-so-subtle racist message that what is happening in Ferguson is completely insignificant.
I’m never surprised when the Post posts its classless humor couched in news gatekeeping. It’s rarely worth the breath it takes to complain, but we should call news outlets out for their racism whether it’s a legitimate news source whitewashing a story or the Post grossly distorting top news through destructive racist agitprop.

NYP and NYDN are embarrassments and should be avoided at all costs.

happierman:

The New York Post isn’t a joke. It’s a straight up vicious shit-stirrer. Here’s their cover page this morning. Note the top story is George Clooney kissing his girlfriend. When combined with the lower-page story about not resisting police, they’ve carefully crafted a not-so-subtle racist message that what is happening in Ferguson is completely insignificant.

I’m never surprised when the Post posts its classless humor couched in news gatekeeping. It’s rarely worth the breath it takes to complain, but we should call news outlets out for their racism whether it’s a legitimate news source whitewashing a story or the Post grossly distorting top news through destructive racist agitprop.

NYP and NYDN are embarrassments and should be avoided at all costs.

(via sugarbooty)

14 8 / 2014

We will continue to post updates about Ferguson as they relate to journalism and media. If you find this information triggering or otherwise don’t wish to see it please blacklist Ferguson as each post will be tagged with it. 

Posts that explicitly mention death or contain any pictures or descriptions of gore will be tagged appropriately as well. Actual pictures of the deceased will not be posted for obvious reasons.  -AR

14 8 / 2014

mediamattersforamerica:

On the role of social media in Ferguson while journalists were being targeted by the police:

To those who don’t understand the importance and power of social media, think about this. Think about who was bringing you the news from Ferguson. News outlets such as MSNBC broadcast live streams from other sources, because they were shut out of the region by police. The police shut down the free press, to hide their actions, like cowards. Citizens, armed with cameras, smartphones and other devices used Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Vine, Instagram and more to show what was going on in their community and hold police accountable the actions they were trying to hide.

(via mediamattersforamerica)