Category Archives: video

Woodward and Bernstein meets the Beastie Boys

Some background music as you read Woodward and Bernstein.

Tumblr not just for Emo kids anymore

We already knew that hipster zines, like Vice, Blackbook, Nylon, and Paper were using the blog platform, but for the New York Times and the New Yorker to make the leap means that media moguls are recognizing that this is the next big thing.

Business Insider magazine has an interesting and timely article on the large number of respected and venerable newspapers and magazines who have started their own tumblr blogs.

Take a look at the article, and slide show that gives you the urls for the various tumbleogs so you can browse them.

Please pay special attention to the themes they have chosen for their blogs, and how the themes organize/present the various posts.

And, for those you still struggling to figure out how tumblr works, here is a tutorial–watch it!



The importance of “verification” vs. “affirmation”

Bill Kovach and Tom Rosentiell write:

One of the risks of the new proliferation of outlets, talk programs, blogs, and interpretative reporting is that these forms have left verification behind.  A debate between opponents arguing with false figures or purely on prejudice fails to inform.  It only inflames.  It takes the society nowhere (43).

The following videos drive home these risks through satire.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Journalism Ethicist
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook

Katie Couric on how to conduct a good interview