Paul Bedard reports in U.S. News and World Report that the Washington Times is starting to refill its newsroom.
"We are moving forward," says Managing Editor Chris Dolan, himself buoyed with a new contract. "We're starting a two-month push to hire up to 50 people," he adds. Dolan says the initial hiring focus will be on editors for the sports, arts, and metro sections which were eliminated about two years ago when the paper shifted to covering politics and international affairs.
Mallard Fillmore -- a comic strip by Bruce Tinsley -- is looking at a blog entry by a member of the SPJ Diversity Committee on the use of the term "illegal aliens" when discussing undocumented workers.
Take a look how a BBC reporter started out with a small shop in Washington's Chinatown as the hook for a much larger story about global economics and diplomacy.
And there is my tirade about the quality of U.S. reporting on this issue at China-USA trade and economies — The BBC gets it
Mark Mardell of the BBC shows how to take a complicated issue -- U.S.-China relations -- and make it more comprehensible by breaking it down to points people understand. And he does it without talking down to the viewer. Read more »
Thanks to the gee-whiz nature of the Internet, it is so much easier see in an easy to see and understand nature the changes that have occurred in United States all the way back 100 years.
It is also nice to see that people in our industry are now realizing the various stories that can come from the census data. (Haven't I been saying that for years?)
The Census Bureau will release the first set of data from the 2010 Census.
To help understand how populations changed in the past 100 years the bureau has a great interactive map.
Another cool thing is the history of Congressional apportionment.
And more is coming. In the meantime, here is the interactive map of population growth going back to 1910.
There was a great conference yesterday (12/16) at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism on journalism and secrecy.
Below is a copy of what I wrote in my personal/professional blog, Journalism, Journalists and the World:
Yesterday (12/16) There was a great conference on secrecy and journalism held by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism called From Watergate to Wikileaks: Secrecy and journalism in the new media age.
The list of panelists and speakers included the top names in new and old media. And fortunately for those of us who were no where near Harvard yesterday, videos and blogs are posted on the Nieman site.
Deadline: January 15, 2011
The James Aronson Award is presented annually to journalism that measures business, governmental and social affairs against clear ideals of the common good. Of particular interest is work examining persistent, systemic social problems. Winning stories might scrutinize discrimination, economic injustice, civil liberties, free expression, particularly as these issues are complicated in an era of globalization and terrorism.
Stories should have appeared in U.S. newspapers, magazines, newsletters or Internet publications between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the year prior to the contest. Read more »