Archives for July, 2010

More powerful than a weapon

Posted: July 15, 2010 | Tags: ICIJ, Le Messager, pius njawe

On Monday, the world and the profession of journalism lost a great man, one of the most extraordinary individuals I have ever had the honor and pleasure to know. Pius Njawe, a 53-year-old African journalist arrested more than 100 times for writing about corruption and other abuses of power in his native Cameroon, died in an automobile accident near Norfolk, Virginia. He was here in the Washington area attending a democracy forum and visiting relatives.

Pius was considered one of the "most defiant independent editors and publishers in Western Africa, a region known for spawning autocratic regimes that often enforce ...

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Unfound sounds - radio's digital dilemma

Posted: July 14, 2010 | Tags: Connected, digital radio

"It’s not a good recipe for the survival of the media" if radio is the last remaining analog technology in the broadcast industry, said Bob Struble, president and CEO of iBiquity Digital Corp.

Struble was talking to reporter Mia Steinle about the future of digital radio for the Workshop's latest report. iBiquity is the company that licenses the technology that allows stations to go digital.

It’s a sobering comment from the industry’s chief cheerleader. Only 14 percent of radio stations are broadcasting digital signals, according to a new Workshop investigation, and listenership amounts to only three-tenths ...

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Rare footage, interviews highlight new Ken Burns doc

In preparation for the September premiere of PBS’s new documentary series on the Vietnam War, directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick talked Monday night at the Newseum about the importance of both press freedom and finding humanity during one of America’s darkest and most divisive wars.


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