False Reports in Boston Bombing: an Ethical Dilemma

The Boston marathon bombing featured numerous reports of unconfirmed and false information, a growing and unethical trend among the journalism community Story by: Jamie Soule It is now well known that several of the news reports during the Boston bombing incident were false, and it seems that no one was surprised by that. What happened…

Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington's Modern Scandal Culture By Mark Feldstein Hardcover, 480 pages (book cover image)

Poisoning the Press Author to Visit MSU, Mankato

Investigative journalist Mark Feldstein will lecture students in “Poisoning the Press: The Media and Washington’s Scandal Culture” Story by: Jamie Soule Mankato, MINN.—The scandal culture of Nixon’s presidential term described in Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture will be presented by its author Mark Feldstein as part of…

Tips for How to Create Great Audio News Pieces

As silence can speak volumes, so can sound when properly recorded and mixed Story by: Jamie Soule Last week, I explored Poynter’s News University online and enrolled in its “Telling Stories with Sound” one-hour program to learn, well, how to tell stories with sound. The class features an interactive course in which I will eventually…

Oscar Winners — A Brief Summary

Among Seth MacFarlane’s jokes and Jennifer Lawrence’s fall, stars received their much-anticipated trophies Story by: Jamie Soule This year’s Oscars ceremony was the 85th anniversary of the Academy Awards. The highlights are as follows: Best Picture: “Argo,” Ben Affleck Best Director: Ang Lee, “Life of Pi“ Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln“ Best Supporting Actor: Christoph…

The State of the Tweet Nation

The State of the Union address is an important event for this country’s society, and it has been for years. But, the key difference recently has been the way we watch the speech—some of us don’t even have to watch it at all! In the era of instantaneous news and messaging, social media sites like Twitter have made…