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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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cuba

Cuba has limited accessibility to freedom of expression and the press than any other country in America. Laws restrict freedom of speech to protect state security. When 18 Northeastern University students set out to uncover the story of Cuba, they had to face many problems like tropical storms, no access to phones and limited internet.   Nine of these students won the Boston/New England Emmy Awards from the...

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The vital existence of news media endorses that society constructs humanity. The confusion of agreements and disagreements on news is the validation of the incident or the concerned people. Which news should gain the limelight and which one is pushed to the small column of a highly ranked political newspaper is decided by society’s interest. It will not be too soon to say that the...

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With the advancement in technology and internet we all believe that the society has become more inclusive, accommodating differences and perspectives. A conference titled “Conversations: New Frameworks for Public Discourse” held at Northeastern University invited journalists, media executives and scholars to discuss and debate the topic of how media has helped create boundaries between people.   According to Kaufman, director of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, the...

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“In the age of the press being ‘the enemy of the people,’ we need to lend more transparency to how tough this is, and how we do our jobs.” says Aleszu Bajak, a professor of Journalism at Northeastern University. Storybench, a news site, created by the journalism department of the university aims at providing this transparency to the process of reporting: what is reported, how,...

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Visuals can induce responses in audience that words cannot. This is probably why some photos become instantly viral. Pondering upon the experience of shooting graphic images for the journalist, Matthew Caroll, professor of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, talks about his erstwhile life as a Boston Globe reporter.   When a journalist takes a photo, Caroll says, it is intended for a corner of the paper. However,...

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There is an ongoing debate about the consequences of artificial intelligence and the part it will play in shaping our future. It is already being used across the world in newsrooms to write news stories and data trends. Does that mean that eventually, as machines become more intelligent, robots will replace reporters?   John Wihbey, an assistant professor of the Northeastern University, shakes his head in denial....

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