BBC World News America's Bill McKenna has been named 'Editor of the Year" by the White House News Photographers Association.
He has already been congratulated by President Obama and is to formally accept the prize at a Washington dinner.
Mr McKenna was asked to edit a video to be shown at the event. It offers a rare glimpse into his world to reveal what inspires a top TV picture editor.
I have just spent a week with the AlJazeera.net news team in the Qatari capital Doha talking about a variety of online tools, how they work and why they might be useful for online journalists. W also looked at a number of examples of some of them being used in the wild by journalists around the world. Below is a list of tools I either taught, demonstrated or just mentioned in passing during this week in Doha,
he believed the way journalists in the US and the UK were trained had led to inaccurate and tardy reporting of the economic crash. American financial journalists were left ill-equipped to report the crisis as a result of general journalistic training; while British counterparts frequently arrive at quality nationals and the BBC with general degrees from either Cambridge or Oxford University, he told Journalism.co.uk. This had 'serious implications for business journalism, especially in times of crisis', said Fraser, who also lectures at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Kevin: Paul Farhi writes in AJR: "For journalists, the real question is whether Twitter is more than just the latest info-plaything. Does it "work" in any meaningful way — as a news-dissemination channel, a reporting and source-building tool, a promotional platform? Or is it merely, to buy the caricature, just a banal, narcississtic and often addictive time suck? The unsatisfying answer: It all depends. "
Two key points: News Corp’s papers, which in the United States include The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and the Ottaway chain of local dailies, will not take government money to help them stay afloat; and there is private financing for media companies out there.
Here's a story the newspaper industry's upper echelon apparently kept from its anxious newsrooms: A discreet Thursday meeting in Chicago about their future.
"Models to Monetize Content" is the subject of a gathering at a hotel which is actually located in drab and sterile suburban Rosemont, Illinois;
newspapers are history. Their problem is not just about business models or distribution technologies. (Packaging a newspaper, self-contained, in a Kindle won't help: what the barbarians want is not self-contained.) The very nature of content is changing beyond recognition, and any business with it as its foundation will be shaken to its core.
net neutrality is at the centre of the debate about broadband public policy. More and more policymakers, media executives and concerned citizens are having to come to terms with what is by any standards a very complex area
Readers are moving online but publishers act as though they will go there only if dragged rather than racing to their only life saving destination. News is valuable, but you can no longer get it in printed form as it is hours old by the time you get your paper -- CNN and online news sites had it hours ago! Analysis is worth waiting for, but that is what magazines like The Atlantic are all about. Newspapers will never be about selling your old BBQ again. Ads at random, scattered between unrelated stories, are not part of the future of shoppin
most of the problems the Arab news media face stem from the retarded development of their social institutions and the authoritarian nature of their governments..They are bankrolled by governments or political parties and exist to make propaganda, not profits."
The chairman of the BBC Trust has sent a defiant message to politicians of all parties that his organisation will conduct an “all-or-nothing” struggle to protect the licence fee from being frozen or used to prop up other broadcasters.
When a group becomes too rich and powerful, it can wield influence over politics and over commercial activities in which its members are not directly involved. The effect is to enhance that wealth and power. This process is likely to end in political and economic crisis. That was the history of royal courts across Europe, from Versailles to St Petersburg.
ournalists like to think of their work in moral or even sacred terms. With each new layoff or paper closing, they tell themselves that no business model could adequately compensate the holy work of enriching democratic society, speaking truth to power, and comforting the afflicted.
Actually, journalists deserve low pay.
Wages are compensation for value creation. And journalists simply aren't creating much value these days.