Posts tagged 'Newseum'

Fake news awards and death threats: Being a journalist in the Trump era

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018 | Tags: Newseum


Photo by Kevin Allen

From left, journalists Melinda Henneberger, John Roberts and April Ryan talk about covering the Trump presidency.

Since announcing his run for the presidency in June 2015, Donald Trump has used Twitter to criticize the media at least 1,000 times. He has used the term fake news in nearly 200 Tweets. He has denounced The New York Times, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC as “the enemy of the American People!”

On Wednesday night, President Trump continued his public condemnation of the press by announcing the 2017 Fake News Awards on Twitter to his 46.8 million ...

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CNN anchor reflects on censorship, challenges

Posted: June 8, 2014 | Tags: journalism, Newseum


Photo by Kaley Belval, Investigative Reporting Workshop

Bernard Shaw urges people to seek out objective news sources, saying journalism depends on the "active participation" of readers and viewers.

Retired CNN anchor Bernard Shaw recalled his reporting on the Tiananmen Square massacre in an address at the Newseum on Saturday in Washington, focusing on challenges today to journalism and exhorting his audience to become engaged and informed citizens.

In May 1989, Shaw was among a handful of CNN journalists dispatched to Beijing to report on an upcoming summit between China’s leader, Deng Xiaoping, and Soviet chief Mikhail Gorbachev. But the ...

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First Amendment study shows fear drives public perception

Posted: July 17, 2013 | Tags: First Amendment, Newseum

Photo by Maria Bryk, Newseum

Legal scholars talk about the study's findings that people are willing to give up some freedoms for increased security.

Widespread perception of fear, caused by events such as the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this year, is one of the major threats to the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment. This is one of the key findings of this year’s “State of the First Amendment” report, a study conducted annually by the nonprofit First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

The results did not come as a surprise. “When you see ...

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Bridging the Fourth and Fifth estates

Posted: June 29, 2010 | Tags: GroundReport, Huffington Post, Newseum, Poynter Institute

Last week when I found about the Poynter Institute event at the Newseum, “Fact or Friction: Building the Bridge Between the Fourth and Fifth Estates,” my first thought was “We have a Fifth Estate?”

Turns out, the Fifth Estate is how Poynter Ethics Group leader Kelly McBride refers to the new media practitioners: bloggers, community journalists, online entrepreneurs and users of Twitter.

Today, news leaders (from both the Fourth and Fifth estates) gathered to talk about the evolution of news: how it’s consumed, how it’s produced and how it’s disseminated.

The goal of serving the public good ...

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30,000 across from White House demand 'families belong together'

The Trump administration missed the first of two deadlines to reunite children separated from their parents. The action came after public backlash mounted, and a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction to reunite families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border within 30 days. More than 30,000 people rallied in Washington on June 30 to demand the Trump administration reunite families immediately.

Newspaper circulation plummets — again

Newspaper circulation plummeted again last year, following the trend of decreased distribution since the early 2000s, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Wednesday.

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