Archives for June, 2017

‘Dropped and Dismissed’ wins Murrow Award

Posted: June 21, 2017 | Tags: partnerships

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Tennessee Watson

The Radio, Television Digital News Association announced Tuesday that “Dropped and Dismissed: Child Sex Abuse Lost in the System,” an investigation into child sexual abuse co-produced by the Investigative Reporting Workshop, is the winner of a 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award best news documentary. 

The hour-long audio of author Tennessee Watson’s search for her abuser and efforts to file charges many years after she was his gymnastics student  was part of a project jointly produced by the Investigative Reporting Workshop, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. It won ...

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Free speech heated on campuses

Posted: June 15, 2017 | Tags: First Amendment

Free speech controversies on college campuses nationwide show some experts that students need education about First Amendment protections earlier and often, according to a panel of academic and free speech authorities who spoke Wednesday afternoon at the Newseum. 

Panelists said many American college students overwhelmingly support the First Amendment but feel campus leaders should create policies that limit or restrict offensive speech. That shows a tension over what free speech is meant to do. 

"They support the First Amendment, but with significant exceptions,” Newseum CEO Jeffrey Herbst, who was a panelist, said of college students. 

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Rare footage, interviews highlight new Ken Burns doc

Posted: June 15, 2017 | Tags: Ken Burns

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.

“The Vietnam War,” 10 years in the making, stands to be the most comprehensive documentary film ever made about the war. 

Newseum members and guests filled the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater to watch film excerpts focused on media and war reporting from the 10-part, 18-hour series, then listened to a conversation ...

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Reporters need tools, training, time to combat fake news

Posted: June 15, 2017 | Tags: fake news

Fake news has the potential to damage both mainstream media and the public.

That was the message at a June 12 National Press Club event titled “Is Seeing Still Believing,” which featured Santiago Lyon, who works with the World Press Photo Foundation, and Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan.

“I feel the term has become weaponized,” Sullivan told the crowd of two-dozen about fake news.

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The Washington Post's Margaret Sullivan spoke at the National Press Club about how to combat fake news.

The conference opened with moderator Mickey H. Osterreicher reminding the audience about his group’s — the National ...

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Cable news views up, newspaper subscriptions down

Posted: June 7, 2017 | Tags: journalism

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Journalists have taken a beating in 2017 — literally and verbally — but the Pew Research Center’s annual State of the News Media report, released last week, may have provided some relief.

Well, at least for the so-called “enemies of the people” who happen to work for a cable news channel or one of the country’s top newspapers.

For those organizations, Pew’s report seems to support the “Trump bump” phenomenon — an increase in viewership or web traffic in the lead up to and aftermath of the 2016 election.

Or as New York Times CEO Mark ...

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'Their sacrifices will not be forgotten'

Posted: June 6, 2017 | Tags: journalism

By Jerrel Floyd and Yang Sun

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Michael Oreskes, senior vice president of National Public Radio, delivers the keynote at the annual event honoring fallen journalists.

The murder of journalists throughout the world has become a technique for control, said National Public Radio’s Michael Oreskes at the annual Newseum Journalists Memorial event. 

Forty-eight journalists were killed on the job in 2016, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The Newseum event on June 5 marked the addition of 14 of those names, including NPR photojournalist David Gilkey, and all were recognized for their service. 

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Brooke Gladstone talks the press, the president and reality at the Newseum

Posted: June 4, 2017 | Tags: presidency

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Brooke Gladstone of WNYC speaks about her new book and post-election reflections.

Since Nov. 9, Brooke Gladstone has been asking “now what?” 

As co-host of “On the Media,” a weekly radio program and podcast from WNYC, Gladstone began her first post-election episode with an attempt at answering that question: 

“What happened last night made me think about what we’ve been doing the last couple of years — especially the last year — and what we ought to consider doing in the future … I think that our main role is to make what seems to be invisible to ...

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‘Dropped and Dismissed’ wins Murrow Award

“Dropped and Dismissed,” an investigation into child sexual abuse co-produced by the Workshop, just won an Edward R. Murrow award for News Documentary.

Free speech heated on campuses

Free speech controversies on college campuses nationwide show some experts that students need education about First Amendment protections earlier and often, according to a panel of academic and free speech authorities who spoke Wednesday afternoon at the Newseum. 


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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