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Rather than trying to report the details as efficiently as possible, a good blog post takes its time revealing details as they become relevant. You'll still want to capture the audience's attention quickly, but you can be a little more creative with how you tell your story.



After a decade of blogging, believe me when I tell you convincing people to read your work is trickier than you might think. There is a lot that goes into building a successful blog and writing is one piece of the puzzle.

Like it or not, journalists are held to a higher standard, and you need to think carefully about how the things you say in public might be interpreted. Our credibility is our career, and so it's important to avoid topics that may lead readers to question our ability to report the news objectively.

The case of Lewis Wallace, a transgender reporter working at Marketplace between 2016 and 2017, comes to mind. Wallace lost his job after publishing a personal blog post questioning whether journalists can really be objective or neutral.

As spyware becomes more prevalent, news media organizations will struggle to protect sources of information that are critical to investigative reporting. To meet this challenge, journalists must also rethink how to approach this issue and help the public understand why it matters.

El Salvador is the most worrisome case in the region. According to Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, 35 Salvadoran journalists and civil society figures, most of whom worked for the digital newspaper El Faro, suffered more than 250 Pegasus attacks between July 2020 and November 2021.

function hideDuiplicateInfo() $("#duplicateInfo").fadeOut();Journalism Blogs By CountryUSAThe Western Journal Real Stories. Real People.About - Western Journalism has a distinguished team of journalists and support staff who work together to achieve common goals. It is committed to its founding principles, which are honesty, integrity, and meticulous work ethic.

Society of Professional Journalists Improving, Protecting and Discussing Journalism Since 1909About - SPJ is the oldest, most broad-based journalism organization dedicated to improving journalism. They work to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.

The Canadian Association of Journalists About - The Canadian Association of Journalists is the voice of Canadian journalists, committed to the public's right to know. It is a non-profit organization that works for you and with you to create and maintain an exciting and dynamic media profession in Canada.

Andrew McMillen A journalist and author based in Brisbane, Australia.About - Andrew McMillen is a journalist and author based in Brisbane, Australia. Follow his blog to find more on journalism.

Feedspot has a team of over 50 experts whose goal is to discover and rank blogs, podcasts and youtube channels in several niche categories. Publishers submit their blogs or podcasts on Feedspot using the form at the top of this page. Our expert editorial team reviews and adds them to a relevant category list. Ranking is based on relevancy, blog post frequency(freshness), social metrics, domain authority, traffic and many other parameters. We routinely remove inactive blogs and those which are no longer relevant to a given list. List is updated as we receive new blog submissions and re-ranked every few weeks.More about Feedspot Lists and Ranking here _lists_and_ranking/

We routinely remove inactive blogs and those which are no longer relevant to a given list. List is updated as we receive new blog submissions and re-ranked every few weeks. We also take direct feedback from users to make changes to the lists.

Feedspot has a team of over 25 experts whose goal is to discover and rank popular blogs, podcasts and youtube channels in several niche categories. With millions of blogs on the web, finding influential bloggers in a niche industry is a hard problem to address. Our experience leads us to believe that a thoughtful combination of both algorithmic and human editing offers the best means of curation.

Journalism implies that a disinterested third party is reporting facts fairly. To do that job well requires considerable training and the cooperative work of many minds. The process can be corrupted, as the Jayson Blair imbroglio confirmed. And in general, blogs cannot supplant the work that journalists do. But there are occasions when Weblogs can be ahead of news reporting.

In the spring of 2002, when I passed by a San Francisco peace demonstration at the Golden Gate Bridge, I witnessed an act of police aggression. Without any observable provocation an 11-year-old girl was roughly grabbed, thrown to the ground, and handcuffed. I took photos of the incident and posted a written report on my blog. As far as I know, my reporting was a scoop. I saw nothing about this incident on TV that day or the next morning in the local newspapers.

During the Iraq War, a blog from inside Baghdad got considerable attention for its street-level portrayal of daily events. Although the blog initially was questioned as possibly bogus, eventually reports surfaced that the blogger, Salam Pax (not his actual name), was authentic. In any case, his blogged observations from Iraq provided some of the best eyewitness reporting during the war.

In a piece about the difference between journalists and bloggers, Content Grip points out that the level of technique and skill of those with a background in journalism adds a level of quality to the content produced.

When journalists write blogs, they create better content. They know that to make a piece of writing relevant, they need to find a different angle on the topic and hook their audience.

Challenging what is already out in the blogosphere starts with a different perspective that gets us thinking. Journalistic blog writers excel at taking a unique angle or perspective and using facts, statistics, and stories to support their arguments. If your company has a unique perspective or opinion, they can leverage that journalistic style to showcase it.

Too often, when marketers write blogs, the content easily falls into a sales pitch, or dare I say it, a bad infomercial. Adding journalists (especially ones trained also in marketing) to your writing mix prevents this.

So do yourself, your employees, and your company a favor and consider using a journalistic blog writer to create newsworthy content for your site and get ready to see your credibility and following soar.

In some examples, this collaboration becomes a form of crowdsourcing. But for others the pressure to publish meant more reliance on rumors and less rigorous research, with the onus placed on blog readers to clarify and fact check.

I cover more than 30 countries. The reaction of people who live in a place tells me a lot about the issues I am writing about. My blog seems to generate arguments, which at least help me understand a story more.

A third of the respondents only started to blog in the past year, so my suspicion is that there remains room for more change. Clearly, we are only at the beginning, as the news industry faces one of the most significant transformations in its history.

Multimedia journalists are storytellers who work across many dimensions. They embrace the traditional tenets of journalism: objectivity, accuracy, credible sourcing and strong writing. But they tell their stories through some combination of text, images, sound, video and graphics.

Students should expect to engage with the multiple formats used today to report the news. Courses for aspiring multimedia journalists include journalism stalwarts such as media writing and news reporting but also digital storytelling and web design.

A blog (a truncation of "weblog")[1] is an informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (posts). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page. Until 2009, blogs were usually the work of a single individual,[citation needed] occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject or topic. In the 2010s, "multi-author blogs" (MABs) emerged, featuring the writing of multiple authors and sometimes professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, advocacy groups, and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The rise of Twitter and other "microblogging" systems helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into the news media. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

The emergence and growth of blogs in the late 1990s coincided with the advent of web publishing tools that facilitated the posting of content by non-technical users who did not have much experience with HTML or computer programming. Previously, knowledge of such technologies as HTML and File Transfer Protocol had been required to publish content on the Web, and early Web users therefore tended to be hackers and computer enthusiasts. In the 2010s, the majority are interactive Web 2.0 websites, allowing visitors to leave online comments, and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.[2] In that sense, blogging can be seen as a form of social networking service. Indeed, bloggers not only produce content to post on their blogs but also often build social relations with their readers and other bloggers.[3] Blog owners or authors often moderate and filter online comments to remove hate speech or other offensive content. There are also high-readership blogs which do not allow comments. 041b061a72


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