by Bernhard S. Debatin, Professor; Director of Tutorial Studies for Journalism
During and after the elections, we’ve seen a lot of maps, and most often, they looked like this:
November 15, 2008 | comments (0)
by IIJ Ambassador, Assistant Professor, & Director of IIJ
A former student of Dr. Kalyango’s International Issues Reporting class is in Australia on a one-year expedition. She compiles weekly musings about her expedition. In the following article, she compares journalism in Australia to American journalism.
By Catherine Pearson
November 12, 2008 | comments (0)
by Bill Reader, Associate Professor
One reason community journalism tends to fly under the radar of media watchers (including many in journalism education) is because the work is intensely localized. A simple example can be found every election day – community media often report on the outcome of local races (county offices, town council, school boards) that would be of little interest to people not living in those localities. Rarely does a story published in a community medium get picked up by regional, national or international news media.
An example of a local story that did make national news is the infamous “Jena 6” story a few years ago in Jena, Louisiana, involving racial tensions, intimidation, and violence at the local high school. Once the story “went national,” the issue of racial tensions in tiny Jena (pop. about 3,000) was featured in such prominent media as National Public Radio and the BBC. A march in September 2007 by about 20,000 people put even more attention on the small town in central Louisiana.