The Online News Association has just announced the finalists for the 2010 Online Journalism Awards. Included among the finalists are journalists from both ends of the media ownership spectrum: independent and nonprofit news and community sites, and major media and international organizations.
The winners will be announced Oct 30 at the 2010 ONA Conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet in Washington, D.C. Read more »
Pulitzer winner donates prize money to create fund for computer-assisted reporting training for rural journalists
A journalist who won the $10,000 prize for Community Journalism in the National Journalism Awards has pledged his winnings to help create the Fund for Rural Computer-Assisted Reporting, according to Editor & Publisher. Read more »
Austin Forum participants call for better protection of journalists covering drug trafficking, organized crime
After spending 2009 as a Nieman fellow at Harvard, Mexican-American journalist Alfredo Corchado realized he had no desire to continue putting his life on the line, covering Mexican drug cartels and violence. So when he returned to Mexico as bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, he felt "numb," he said, "separated from the story." Read more »
It’s indeed an honor and a privilege to be with you on this wonderful, certainly very memorable evening to accept the Elijah Lovejoy Award. It’s great to be in Maine in my favorite season of the year, fall, and particularly here in this gorgeous campus of Colby College.
I’m happy to be among so many friends, new and old. Thank you Stephen, Barbara, Mike, Monique Pride, Rebecca, Rosental Alves, Nick and Jesus – who claims to be the only Mexican at Colby College - and June, an esteemed colleague from the David Rockfeller Center at Harvard and longtime foreign correspondent who covered Colombia and Central America. Thank you June for making the drive. Read more »
Google this week released an online digital tool designed to track censorship around the world, according to the BBC. Read more »
Carlos García-Pérez, member of the influential National Cuban American Foundation (FNCA), on Wednesday, Sept. 22, was confirmed as head of Radio and TV Martí, stations financed by the U.S. government to counteract the censorship in Cuba. Read more »
While the percentage of minorities living in the United States increased from 2009 to 2010, the number of minorities working in U.S. radio and television newsrooms actually decreased during that same period, according to the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). Read more »
Leading U.S. blog and web news aggregator The Huffington Post and other similar sites are catching heat, accused of being "parasites living off journalism produced by others," according to The Guardian. Leonard Downie Jr, former executive editor of the Washington Post and the newspaper's current vice-president at large, criticized such sites like The Huffington Post and the Drudge Report during a journalism lecture Wednesday, Sept. 22, at City University in London. Read more »
Almost two years after crossing the border from Mexico, journalist Jorge Luis Aguirre was granted asylum in the United States, reported La Jornada. The editor of the news site LaPolaka.com had gone into exile after receiving threats when he went to the funeral of slain reporter Armando Rodríguez in Ciudad Juárez. Read more »