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A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of traffic had this headline: "FBI Agent Suspected In Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide." The story is completely false , but it was shared on Facebook over half a million times. We wondered who was behind that story and why it was written. It appeared on a site that had the look and feel of a local newspaper. Denverguardian.com even had the local weather....

Gwen Ifill, one of the most prominent political journalists in the country, has died, according to PBS. She was 61. When she took the helm of Washington Week in Review in 1999, Ifill became the first African-American woman to host a major political TV talk show. Ifill covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008. More recently, she moderated a presidential primary debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Ifill was also the best...

A federal jury has found that Rolling Stone, a reporter and the magazine's publisher are liable in a defamation lawsuit over a retracted article about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia. The trial centered on a November 2014 piece by reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely that told the story of a student, identified as "Jackie," who said she was brutally gang raped at a fraternity party in 2012. The shocking article quickly went viral and opened a national debate about how colleges handle...

Journalism in Mosul right now is punishable by death

Oct 25, 2016
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Reuters/via Amaq news agency 

Citizen journalists inside Mosul say the government there, imposed by ISIS, is starting to break down. An offensive to drive the terror group out of the Iraqi city has been ongoing for 10 days. But — who are these citizen journalists? Patrick Osgood, editor for Iraq Oil Report , runs a team of Mosul reporters from his base in nearby Erbil. "We have a small network of Muslawis [residents of Mosul] across most of the neighborhoods of the city," Osgood says. "They have communicated with us in a...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiyGgIBrNCA On Sunday, we lost one of our own. David Gilkey, an NPR photojournalist who documented both tragedy and hope, was killed in Afghanistan along with NPR's Afghan interpreter and fellow journalist Zabihullah Tamanna . David joined NPR in 2007. His work added the visual to an organization devoted to sound. David's images presented the atrocities of war, the destruction of nature — and most importantly, their impact upon people. His photographs and videos...

Ben Kushner

For a while in the late 1980s, Jeff Schmalz was the Miami bureau chief for the New York Times. That was before he was completely out of the closet, and Miami was one of the places in the country where he felt comfortable as a gay man. Later, Schmalz was back in New York when he had a grand mal seizure in the newsroom. When Sam Freedman, one of his former reporters, heard about it, he hoped it was epilepsy. E pilepsy was treatable. But Schmalz had AIDS, and after that, Schmalz felt an...

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Ilene Prusher , noted international reporter and editor, spoke to University of Miami journalism students Wednesday night. She informed them about the dangers journalists have to face when shedding light on the dark corners of the world. For two decades, Prusher reported on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. And she covered the Arab-Israeli conflicts. "If we, as the so called 'experienced reporters,' didn't go out and cover these stories, who would?" she said. "So I felt the sense of...

Tech Group 'Chicas Poderosas' Comes To FIU's Journalism School

Mar 4, 2014
Diego Saldana-Rojas / WLRN

One Portuguese woman is set on the mission to educate women journalists on technology and leadership. Fittingly, Mariana Santos spoke at FIU's Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communications this Tuesday, telling students and staff about her experiences working at the Guardian, in Latin America and in the current state of journalism. After becoming a Knight fellow for the International Center for Journalists, Santos was assigned a job in Chile with newspaper La...

WLRN Announces Senior Leadership Team For News

Nov 15, 2013

WLRN Public Radio and Television has named Tom Hudson as vice-president of news, Terence Shepherd as news director and Alicia Zuckerman as e ditorial director for all of WLRN-Miami Herald News. “We have brought together one of the best, if not the best, leadership teams in public media news,” said John Labonia, general manager of WLRN Public Radio and Television. “Our goal of making WLRN the round-the-clock, pervasive and constant source of news and information about and of interest to South Florida is now in reach. I am honored to be working with such talented individuals.”

The news spread with the speed of the Internet: The Washington Post , a newspaper that helped bring down a president, would be sold to Jeff Bezos , the tech titan who started Amazon. The Post 's sale is a stunner. But that a big-name tech entrepreneur bought a struggling media company isn't — it's part of a move becoming more common in recent years. In 2012, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes bought and took over the 100-year-old magazine The New Republic , and media mogul Barry Diller was part...

The Washington Post Co. will sell its flagship newspaper and one of the most respected news organizations in the country to Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, the company announced in a press release . The Post has been a family-owned business for four generations. Amazon, the company said, will play no role in the purchase. Bezos is making the purchase personally. Bezos will pay $250 million in cash "for The Post and affiliated publications to the Washington Post Co., which owns the...

Vividly

Thanks to YouTube , anyone can be a filmmaker. Thanks to Quirky , anyone can be an inventor. And now thanks to Miami natives Sabrina and Silvia Scandar and their soon-to-be-launched website, Vividly , anyone can be a fashion designer. Sabrina, 25, and Silvia, 29, have set out to "democratize" the elite worlds of fashion and art through technology. They say Vividly—which is currently in beta form at the domain Vividly.co—will do just that by giving emerging designers and artists a new way to...

When Andrés Moreno, the chief executive officer of Open English gets off the plane in Bogotá, São Paolo, Caracas or pretty much any other major Latin American city, people who recognize him from the company’s TV ads stop to ask for photos and autographs. So why, with all this notoriety, did the CEO of a $350 million dollar company that specializes in teaching English online to Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking students move the company’s main office from Latin America to Miami three years ago?...

Miami Startup Helps Book Authors Help Themselves

Jun 14, 2013
Sarah Darville

Miami may have an emerging start-up culture but it definitely does not have much of a publishing culture. Bookigee For Bookigee , a Miami-based startup looking to help authors market their own books, that absence has brought attention to the company. But its founders say there have also been real challenges in reaching the rest of the industry and much-needed capital from South Florida. "Other than Books & Books and the culture that's evolved around Books & Books, there's no reason to...

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