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New editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen will talk about her vision for The Huffington Post at ISOJ 2017

A former New York Times foreign correspondent, who has been shaking things up as the new editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, will be the second keynote speaker on April 21, the opening day of the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Huffington Post to launch Brazil edition

The popular news and commentary website The Huffington Post will launch its own Brazilian edition in partnership with Brazil's Grupo Abril, Huffington Post Media Group announced. The release date hasn't been released yet. Read more »


News needs to engage millenials or risks losing them: professor speaks of new book in live panel

Journalists need to find ways to make the news engaging for millenials — the generation born in the 1980s and the 1990s — or risk "living in a world where people are not informed," Prof. Paula Poindexter told a panel on HuffPost Live on Friday, Sept. 21.

"We need to re-think journalism," said Poindexter, author of "Millenials, News and Social Media: Is News Engagement a Thing of the Past?" Read more »


Millenial generation calls news media garbage, boring, and one-sided, says academic's book

A University of Texas at Austin journalism professor has exposed a challenge for the media industry with the recent publication of her book detailing how millenials — people born in the 1980s and 1990s — consider the news to be repetitive, boring, lies, one-sided, propaganda, and garbage. Read more »


Fact-checking U.S. political speeches comes under scrutiny

It would seem obvious that checking the veracity of political statements has always been part of the journalist's job, but lately "fact-checking" has become a controversial trend in American presidential politics as the spotlight shifted away from Paul Ryan, the Republican's vice-presidential candidate, to Bill Clinton, the former Democratic president. Read more »


Non-television news outlets may be able to "leapfrog" TV news with creative use of video

The innovative use of video by non-television news outlets may help these organizations "leapfrog" TV news broadcasters and social media sites like Facebook, giving them an advantage in the competitive business of attracting advertising revenue, suggested Ken Doctor at the Nieman Journalism Lab. Read more »


Netizens call on CNN to apologize for sympathetic coverage of teenagers found guilty of rape

Around 200,000 netizens have signed an online petition calling CNN to apologize for its breaking news coverage this Sunday of the conclusion of a controversial rape trial in Steubenville, Ohio. The TV network's story has come under intense fire this week for focusing its attention and sympathies on the two teenage football stars who were found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl last summer, while omitting any mention of what the ruling meant for the victim. Read more »


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