Personality is composed of two fundamentally different types of traits: those of...– Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher in This Will Make You Smarter, a fantastic collection of short essays by 151 big thinkers, who each answered the question, “What scientific concept will improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit?”
TFI Daily News: In Philippine Newsrooms, the Women... →
newstfionline: By Carlos H. Conde, NY Times, May 16, 2011 MANILA—When a panel of executives from the Philippines’ top broadcasting networks defended their industry last September before legislators examining the news media’s conduct during a botched hostage rescue, the fact that four of the five executives…
Journalism is a manifestation of a basic human urge to know and to communicate...– Joel Simon in the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Annual Report. Via The Atlantic CPJ’s findings reflect a profound shift toward reliance on Internet advocacy. “Blogging, video sharing and text messaging from cellphones now bring news from some of the most oppressive countries to...
As journalism and the habit of reading decline, it seems entirely possible that...– Timothy Noah, New Republic. What the Heck is the ‘Political Intelligence’ Industry. The News: The US House of Representatives killed a provision in an insider trading bill that would have required people involved in ‘political intelligence’ to register in the same way that traditional lobbyists...
The FJP: How to Avoid Obesity →
futurejournalismproject: Information obesity, that is. Clay Johnson sums it up quite well in this LA Times piece. The problem is that these days you can feast on information as never before, and you can do it without leaving the living room couch. But consuming too much of the wrong kind of information can lead to…
His photographs from those days and nights in 2008 — and many more taken as a...– The cop who takes photos. So moving. Read/View at the NY Times Lens Blog. Looks like citizen journalism to me.
5 best Thursday columns. →
from the Atlantic Wire. If you only read 1, make it Fareed Zakaria’s.
A nation’s journalists and writers, like its poets and story-tellers, are the...– Russell Banks, American Author, to colleagues during a PEN International mission to Mexico that is encouraging law enforcement to better protect journalists. As the Committee to Protect Journalists notes, 43 journalists have been murdered in Mexico since 2006 (via futurejournalismproject)
The Most Important Point (for me) out of Obama's...
1. Obama’s about to get a lot of shit for his lofty laundry list that had most of the liberals on my feed happily tweeting quotes from the full transcript. I hate to fall to cynicism but this was all a bit too campaign-y for me. How much can be actualized? Seems like he’s in ‘get the middle-class / young voters excited again’ mode. 2. So I’ll just pick my favorite...
Most wonderful TED talk and project ever. →
Citizen Journalism for real: Ethan Zuckerman’s Global Voices. For some reason I can’t embed the video right now. But just click the link and pleeease watch!
Two undercover police officers secretly fathered... →
shortformblog: In both cases, the children have grown up not knowing that their biological fathers – whom they have not seen in decades – were police officers who had adopted fake identities to infiltrate activist groups. Both men have concealed their true identities from the children’s mothers for many years. This makes the phone-hacking scandal look like a beacon of ethical behavior. Wow. ...
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Investigative Journalism in Latin America: 5... →
What are "American" interests?
This quote from NPR’s piece Is the Arab Spring Good or Bad for the U.S.? makes me think… “It was the power of American technology that helped drive the revolts — Google, Facebook and Twitter — and shared American values that shaped the demands of the demonstrators. Now, the question of American interests will be determined, in part, by a new Middle East that is likely to be more...
A rare moment of clarity came from Keith Kelly of the NY Post, who reminded his...– Ground Report piece from 08. Oldie, but I just came across it going through old bookmarks and it’s refreshingly (and sadly) straightforward enough to re-post 4 years later.