Posted in Community Journalism News Social Media

Congress crams language to criminalize online streaming, meme-sharing into 5,500-page omnibus bill

“These types of decisions should never be made in closed-door negotiations between politicians and industry or rushed through as part of some must-pass spending package.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Monday, December 21, 2020 Lawmakers in…

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Posted in Columns Community Journalism Community organizing Wade Rathke

Community Radio on the frontlines

by Wade Rathke October 11, 2020 Pearl River   The Grassroots Radio Coalition is a loose confederation of various progressive community radio stations around the country. We got involved with them when, to our surprise, they had…

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Washington, DC. August 17, 2020, Nearly three months after the height of national #BlackLivesMatter protests in the U.S., at least six journalists are still facing charges stemming from their coverage.
Posted in Black Lives Matter Common Dreams Journalism News Politics

Watchdog calls on authorities to drop ‘absurd’ charges against journalists covering Black Lives Matter protests

More than 600 attacks against members of the press covering the ongoing protests have been reported to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Tuesday, August 18 The Committee to Protect Journalists on…

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Posted in Community Journalism Investigations Journalism News Pro Publica

Journalists of Color: Apply for ProPublica’s Emerging Reporters Program

Are you a college student of color interested in doing great journalism? ProPublica wants to help. Apply for our Emerging Reporters Program by Aug. 20. by ProPublica July 30 What is ProPublica’s Emerging Reporters Program? The…

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Posted in Analysis Community Journalism Journalism Social Media The Conversation

COVID-19 has ravaged American newsrooms – here’s why that matters

Read all about it: Virus kills off dying industry. Brian Mitchell/Getty Images by Damian Radcliffe, University of Oregon Many newsrooms across the U.S. will be quieter places when journalists return to their workplace after the coronavirus…

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Posted in Columns Wade Rathke

Manic media nightmares

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   Let me be honest. We can hardly keep our primary Facebook account and website up to date. We gave up on Twitter long ago and have sworn it off until…

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Posted in Columns Community Journalism Justice Wade Rathke

Say their names, too

“A video is worth a thousand lives.” by Wade Rathke Pearl River   For years the tag line on my blogs and podcasts has been, “You take it from here to there.” It’s time to raise…

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