Journalism Tag

Anonymous sources

Being an anonymous source is a great option for people to come forward and report something as it does not pose the threat of the news circling back to them and hence ensuring their safety in most of the cases. However, on the other hand, it poses a problem for the journalists as the credibility of the news cannot be justified since no one knows...

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Sea

It was in the month of November, through a closed-circuit TV news program, that Stephen Burgard’s journalism career started. He was at the sea, aboard the USS Little Rock, with his high school newspaper and the college radio show. He is now the director of School of Journalism of the Northeastern University.   He was 22 when he joined the crew as an enlisted man. The ship’s...

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climate change and its effects on people

The change in climate around the world is not only affecting the ecosystem and the environment but it has adverse effects on humans as well. Ysabelle Kempe is on a journey to chronicle the effects of climate change on people across the United States. The journalism student at Northeastern University has taken up a long journey to cover various places and topics across  the States....

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As claimed by James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University and one of the nation’s leading researchers on mass murder, the AP/USATODAY/Northeastern University Mass Killing database is the most comprehensive and most up-to-date depository of information on US mass killings. Evidence supporting his statement is the fact that news coverage in the days following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, relied upon a...

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The infamous Watergate Scandal was one of the turning points of American Political History. It was a major fraud that lasted from 1972 to 1974. It was robbery committed by the then American President Richard Nixon’s administration. It included five burglars from Democratic National Committee (DNC) which had its headquarters at Watergate. However, the scandal had an equally deeper effect on Journalism around the world....

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Mekong

The Atavist is a digital platform which publishes long-form multimedia storytelling. A few years ago, it published a detailed, 12,000-word report on the Mekong River massacre. The investigative report tells how more than a dozen Chinese sailors met their death. Jeff Howe, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University, was the article’s author. “The weirdness of the case was fascinating,” said Howe. “It's an obvious...

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cuba

Reporting in Cuba is difficult with tropical storms, torrential rains, limited internet, no access to phones, and most restrictive laws in press freedom and free speech in America. 18 determined Northeastern Universitystudents set out to tell the story of Cubain spite of this. “During the first few days, the rain destroyed some of my notes,” said Merten, a third-year journalism major at Northeastern who spent...

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Storybench is Northeastern University’s digital storytelling site.  Recently, Storybench was shortlisted for “Data journalism website of the year” by the Data Journalism Awards. It plans to update its byline research later this summer. Storybench says that female journalists covering the presidential race are still in the vast minority despite the increasing role of women in American politics. In fact, an analysis performed by Storybench’s Election Coverage...

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