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Four U.S. TV journalists fired for YouTube videos that parody news business

Just as journalists are being fired for what they post on Twitter or list-serves, now they're losing their jobs over what they post on YouTube, highlighting the difficulties of maintaining journalistic objectivity in a digital era where little remains private. Read more »

Longtime CNN editor fired for controversial Tweet

Another journalist has been fired for what was deemed an inappropriate Tweet, raising questions about the fine line journalists must walk between facts and opinions.

Octavia Nasr, a 20-year CNN veteran based in Atlanta, was fired Wednesday, July 7, from the television network after she Tweeted about her respect for a man whom the U.S. considers a terrorist, reported The New York Times and Reuters. Read more »

Seminar at University of Texas to cover digital media, press freedom

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin is offering a three-day seminar about the latest advances in communication.
The workshop, "New Paradigms in Communication," runs July 12-14, 2010, and costs $1,400, including room accommodations, food, simultaneous interpretation, and all seminar materials. The cost is $1,100 without room accommodations. Read more »

"Cala boca, Galvão": Brazilian Twitter joke about soccer announcer goes global

International broadcasters are looking into muting or filtering the blaring ambient noise of the vuvuzela at the World Cup, but Brazilians have an additional complaint: the national team’s play-by-play announcer Read more »

Twitter and the media: can journalists speak their minds?

Media workers and their employers use Twitter to report, reach a larger audience, and increase interaction with their followers. However, when journalists use the site to share their personal opinions they can face reprisal from editors, have interviews canceled, or even be fired. Read more »

Mexico considers regulating Twitter, raising freedom concerns

Twitter users in Mexico City have angered authorities by tweeting the locations of roadside Breathalyzer checkpoints, and kidnappers and drug traffickers are using Facebook and MySpace to communicate. Federal lawmakers have responded by proposing a bill to restrict social networking sites and to create a police force to monitor them, GlobalPost reports. Read more »


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