Tuesday, 11 January 2011

jicc facebook group dump

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Jason Brown ‎. . .

An update for our few fellow travellers!

It is with great pleasure that I report a long overdue successful grappling with the differences between Facebook:
1. Profiles
2. Groups
3. Pages


1. Profiles = personal ..... max. limit = 5,000
2. Groups = community .. max limit = 50,000 ?
3. Pages = global ........... max. limit = open

More soon, and thanks,


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07 December 2010 at 00:44 · ·
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Moving pictures! On paper! The crisis is over!

Or is it?
Still need journalists - rapidly disappearing - to write the news, no matter what the medium.

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The breakthrough discovery has far-reaching implications considering other popular e-readers all rely on complex circuitry printed over rigid glass.
26 November 2010 at 21:00 · · · Share
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. . .UPDATE 'The supposed crisis is far from universal and the outcomes of current transformations far from certain.' See: Crisis? What crisis? Study of the future of the international news industry In particular:The book '
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The death of the newspaper - foretold

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Back in August I predicted that newspapers in their current form will be irrelevant in Australia in 2022. That received significant international attention including from The Australian, The Guardian, Editor & Publisher (which called me the 'Wizard of Aussie') and...
02 November 2010 at 17:36 · · · Share
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Journalists have long resisted attempts towards greater codification and registration as means by which various powers-that-be exert influence.

Now, however, an argument emerges that influence is being exerted anyway - precisely because of a lack of unifying codes of ethics and some form of registration - in the sa...me way doctors and lawyers work.

Certainly it seems that citizen journalists AKA bloggers and other netizens now have the numbers, power and access to point out mainstream shortcomings. So maybe those pre-net journalistic misgivings can be re-examined?

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Howard Hudson, editor of the European Journalism Centre
28 October 2010 at 19:39 · · · Share
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Raphael Wanjaria Njararuhi The issue of gender disparities within African media is not new.

A Development Information Portal for NGOs in South Africa.
21 October 2010 at 02:37 · · · Share
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    • Jason Brown On your piece above, just had a thought - most newsrooms are dominated numbers wise by young women. Not yet editorships or management, but will Africa follow this trend?
      28 October 2010 at 19:41 ·
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Jason Brown Another look back: Apparently journalists are being sacked because of their own stupidity. Also, apparently, there is no drop in journalism numbers in the US.

Warning: I'm going to violate all the canons of journalism by putting my conclusions at the end. In my first post on the journalism job market, I broke down journalistic employment by industry. In response, Jeff Jarvis quite correctly wondered...
17 October 2010 at 22:17 · · · Share
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http://blog.wcgworld.com/2010/09/how-75-clinical-studies-a-day-is-disrupting-journalism-and-pr . . .JOURNALISM CRISIS | NEWS COMMENTThis piece paints an element of the journalism crisis as the sheer volume of medical surveys - an average of 75 a day. "Information overload" is des
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Jason Brown What are you doing for R2K ?

Here at JICC, we are celebrating R2K by sending some tough questions to our colleagues representing journalists worldwide.
28 September 2010 at 09:40 · · · Share

    • Raphael Wanjaria Njararuhi Sure its our right to know! Its crazy facts that you have revealed here! Hope the respective respondents will acknowledge and answer this queries. Remember to remind them if they delay.
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      ae! a two year wait is beyond beyond !!

      however, guilty confession, i actually missed a response from one union - for 8 days !
      my bad.

      Let's see if I can paste the complete correspondence ... or the second half at least !

      ... nah, there's an 8,000 character limit ... will paste into a google doc and publish.

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      01 October 2010 at 15:10 ·
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Jason Brown Outside of the crisis, strictly speaking, but still interesting - is copyright crippling innovation?

Did Germany experience rapid industrial expansion in the 19th century due to an absence of copyright law? A German historian argues that the massive proliferation of books, and thus knowledge, laid the foundation for the country's industrial might.
21 September 2010 at 16:17 · · · Share
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Jason Brown Everyone wants the truth, but no one wants to pay for it.

Wanna save journalism? Reverse all the damage done a few years back when all the FTC restrictions on media ownership were raped and gutted. Shut down the liars at Fox, CNN, and their ilk.
21 September 2010 at 14:51 · · · Share
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Jason Brown UK: up to one third of journalists lost their job over the last 10 years.

Journalism.co.uk has compiled a podcast offering advice for journalism graduates entering the industry, in light of a report carried out by Journalism.co.uk and
20 September 2010 at 18:51 · · · Share
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Raphael Wanjaria Njararuhi Journalists killed in Uganda.

News From Africa - Friday 17 September 2010 - Two journalists killed in unclear circumstances
17 September 2010 at 23:51 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Follow the money ...

Cui bono ("To whose benefit?", literally "as a benefit to whom?", a double dative construction) is a Latin adage that is used either to suggest a hidden motive or to indicate that the party responsible for something may not be who it appears at first to be.
17 September 2010 at 03:22 · · · Share

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Jason Brown No friend of the media ... one of the most remote daily papers in the world has suffered a loss of half its journalists over the last 10 years ... now the government is withdrawing all advertising.

The right-wing National Party administration is also slashing spending on public broadcasting, already near the bottom of... the OECD. By comparison, next door, Australia recently voted a "record funding boost" for the state broadcaster.

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16 September 2010 at 17:29 · · · Share

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Jason Brown More from Sarkoland : the leading daily challenges government on its pursuit of confidential sources - excellent work Le Monde!

Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: Le Monde to take legal action as it accuses Sarkozy government of illegal probe into journalistic sources.
15 September 2010 at 14:36 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Report author Aldo Cardoso is former CEO of Anderson International, better known as the auditors who signed off on Enron, a spectacular US$14 billion implosion - so of course we should listen to what he says !

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldo_Cardoso (in French)

Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: French government report calls for cuts in state aid to the press .
15 September 2010 at 14:34 · · · Share

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Jason Brown This proposal comes after the FreePress call for a technology tax in the US to fund public media.

The main journalist trade union in Europe and the UK wants citizens to be given 'European Democracy Vouchers', funded by internet service providers, which can be used to buy newspapers and pay for online media subscriptions.
14 September 2010 at 22:59 · · · Share
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Raphael Wanjaria Njararuhi African journalist express their grave concern.

Accra, Sept. 5, GNA - Representatives of Journalists Unions and Associations in Africa has expressed grave concern on the escalation of acts of violence against journalists. This was contained in a resolution at the end of a two-day workshop at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Eth...
14 September 2010 at 01:33 · · · Share

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Raphael Wanjaria Njararuhi Silencing WikiLeaks is killing investigative journalism?

Wikileaks plans to release more classified documents despite Pentagon's call to stop.
14 September 2010 at 01:11 · · · Share

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Raphael Wanjaria Njararuhi The new Kenyan constitution and the plight of journalism.

"A healthy media environment is one where the resources are widely shared, enabling more outlets to operate successfully"
10 September 2010 at 23:42 · · · Share
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Jason Brown Disaster mode: 174 years ago, an American leader describes the global condition.

A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both. -- James Madison
03 September 2010 at 14:31 · · · Share
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Jason Brown Interesting quote from a Word file by Christopher Hickman at Brooklyn Law School:

"The journalism crisis is three-fold: first, a decreased quality in the news and significant job losses in newsrooms have resulted from a commercial media model that has favored profit imperatives over costly investigative reporting and t...ime-consuming beat reporting;

"Second, the decline in print circulation, migration of classified ads to the Internet, and dearth of retail ads in a time of economic depression have caused a steep drop in revenues;

"And third, the media industry is suffering self-inflicted wounds from bad business decisions and failed strategies. While the market does not respond enthusiastically to accountability journalism, it has positive externalities, whereby societal benefits arise from changes in public policy that result from its impact.

"The benefit of an informed populace, the ability of citizens to “monitor those in power,” should be of paramount concern, for, as James Madison once warned, “A people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

This “call to arms” cannot be reflected in the bottom line; perhaps it is too late in the day for the traditional media model to make room for thoroughgoing investigative journalism in its budget. However, this creates new room in the media marketplace for a variety of “independent, non-commercial initiatives specifically designed to produce high quality, public service journalism.”

"Thus, a news organization is a good candidate for operation as a hybrid social enterprise concern."

The document makes for a worthwhile read.

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02 September 2010 at 15:38 · · · Share
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Jason Brown CANADA: less than 0.5% of aid goes to media development ... so much for the 4th estate!

jhr (Journalists for Human Rights) works with the media worldwide to ensure every human is aware of their rights.
01 September 2010 at 15:32 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Reorganisation = restructuring = job losses = journalists sacked

Like USA Today last week, The Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah, Tuesday unveiled a sweeping newsroom reorganization combined with layoffs. In its case, the Mormon Church-owned daily is reducing its workforce by 43%, shedding 57 full-time and 28 part-time employees.
01 September 2010 at 14:27 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Not particularly about the financial background to the journalism crisis, per se, as a popularisation of perceived shortcomings.

The acclaimed HBO television drama The Wire (2002-2008) is both journalistic and about journalism. It was created by a former journalist, David ...
01 September 2010 at 14:24 · · · Share

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Jason Brown At last ! Comments from Pacific Islands media on their oft neglected and long lost Melanesian colleagues in Papua - and even less well known - Maluku.

01 September 2010 at 11:34 · · · Share
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Jason Brown Looking Back: Watergate is considered one of the best known moments of journalism - but was it really all that?

Mark Felt died last week at the age of 95. For those who don’t recognize that name, Felt was the “Deep Throat” of Watergate fame. It was Felt who provided Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post with a flow of leaks about what had happened, how it happened and where to look for furthe...
31 August 2010 at 23:50 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Wow, that's some stuffed up formatting! A for the record post to link to a report on last year's journalism crisis conference at Coventry University, UK.

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30 August 2010 at 14:54 · · · Share

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Jason Brown ‎"International Press Institute 60th Anniversary World Congress: Thinking the Unthinkable – Are We Losing the News?" - congrats to IPI for having the courage to face up to the fact that journalism is in crisis, worldwide.

25 August 2010 at 19:34 · · · Share

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Jason Brown That's 12 years away ...

Newspapers have 12 years or less left to live in print, the Newspaper Publishers Association will be told later this week. Ahead of Thursday night's
25 August 2010 at 18:05 · · · Share

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Jason Brown ‎. . .

What the Ad Whores want us to think Department:

An antipodean ad rag mealy-mouths its way around Ad Slut Speak like the headline "Designing trust" and "Consumer rules", subheaded ... "compelling, believable brands reach out and shake hands with consumers ..."

What the Ad Whores really think Division:

"Idle Chat: The Closure of The Independent [NZ] by Fairfax sparked a firestorm of debate about the value of corporate media. Borrrring."

Quote from page 9, July-August 2010 edition of New Zealand Marketing, drawing from a site called "Stop Press". Don't bother Googling the quote. Despite the bold sneer, it's nowhere to be found online.


Gutless Ad Ho industry magazine

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StopPress :: Breaking news from New Zealand Marketing magazine
19 August 2010 at 19:20 · · · Share

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Sad State of News: An investigative journalism blog not updated since - gulp - 2005. Own Worse Enemy Files: Comments not enabled. No Social Networking or RSS feeds. Oh, and an update on aid corruption, but under a subscription only partner site - nice. A case for Project Censored ?


Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ)
17 July 2010 at 01:10 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Do something: sign the petition against cuts to the BBC. Aunty ain't perfect, but she's one of the few bastions we got left that still feels right.

The BBC is considering sweeping cuts, chopping its website in half and dropping TV and radio stations... all to appease corporate media rivals. Sign the petition to keep the BBC strong!
14 June 2010 at 17:13 · · · Share

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Jason Brown While JICC has a worldwide focus it is based in New Zealand ... which continues to suffer a loss of print outlets, especially newspapers, as any other country. The Independent is the latest about to bite the dust.

Independent draws last breath, Fairfax looks on the bright side :: StopPress :: Breaking news from New Zealand Marketing magazine
14 June 2010 at 00:37 · · · Share

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Jason Brown An excellent story from the NYO - clearly showing the rapidly failing capacity of any media to offend those rich and powerful enough to afford law suits.

At the comments, some twit suggests the reason is that "no one" reads old media anymore. Ignorant, given that the Pew Institute estimates 85% of new media links back t...o old media.

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When Robin Bierstedt joined the Time Inc. legal department in 1983, there were 20 active libel cases pending against the company. In her 27-year career, she has taken on dozens of spurned public figures, officials and organizations (hello, Church of Scientology!), all of whom had a serious legal bee...
11 June 2010 at 03:23 · · · Share
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Jason Brown No bail-outs. No reinvention of journalism. Not even a tax necessarily. What the US government needs to do, according to a First Amendment protection group is to look at the power - influence - of huge aggregators like Google News.

Paper for First Amendment group argues that search giant's power as aggregator is key--and cause for concern.
10 June 2010 at 15:58 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Never thought I'd say this but something worthwhile from a Fox News commentator:

Adam Lashinsky: "They" in this instance is not the lawmakers; it's the Federal Communications Commission, and its staff. This is a trial balloon since they've recognized there's a crisis in journalism. Having said that, we don't have a trad...ition in this country of the government supporting journalism. What is going to happen is nonprofits are going to support serious journalism which doesn't hold the business model that it used to have. The idea behind it is the realization that journalism is good for democracy, that there's a crisis in journalism.

Stunned silence follows from fellow "commentators" on the Cost of Freedom. Fair AND balanced - whatever next!

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The Cost of Freedom Recap: Recap of Saturday, June 5, Miss a minute of this week's block? Here's your chance to catch up!
08 June 2010 at 15:06 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Comments from French newspaper about how the Financial Times reports rumours, causes the loss of billions then fails to follow up.

Le biais anti-euro d’une grande partie des médias anglo-saxons est difficilement contestable. À Londres, où j’ai passé deux jours pour rencontrer des opérateurs de marché, il est étourdissant de constater que la fin de l’euro est une réalité incontestable, seule...
07 June 2010 at 21:55 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Why the journalism crisis has got nothing to do with the internet:

"The layoffs of journalists, the closing of [news] bureaus, the declining quality of journalism all predate Google, even the World Wide Web. They go back to the 70s. Fundamentally, it can be attributed to increasing conglomerate corporate chain ownership... and non-competitive markets, which made it very profitable to gut newsrooms and make more money by lowering your costs and gut any consequences in the marketplace."

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In These Times features award-winning investigative reporting about corporate malfeasance and government wrongdoing, insightful analysis of national and international affairs, and sharp cultural criticism about events and ideas that matter.
03 June 2010 at 17:54 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Cost cutting even when it comes to nuclear disarmament.

Press flights have been sharply curtailed in recent months, a victim of cost-cutting by news organizations that are struggling to stay profitable.
27 May 2010 at 19:09 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Looking back: commentary from March 2009 raises issues even more pertinent today

Online edition of journal of politics and culture, with selected articles from print magazine.
26 May 2010 at 03:10 · · · Share

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Jason Brown ‎"About 80 percentof the American public believes that taxpayer investment in public broadcasting is money “well spent.”

New Public Media: A Plan for Action (PDF link)

11 May 2010 at 12:31 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Canada: judges express their hostility to the press - again - just how weak do they want the 4th estate?

Canada’s highest court slams door on effort by media to broaden its rights to protect confidential sources
10 May 2010 at 20:36 · · · Share

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Jason Brown So donations are the "future of news".


"According to Chuck Lewis, the founder of the Center for Public Integrity in the USA, all the foundation grants in 2008 gave around $20m for non-profits to undertake investigations. That is about one tenth of the annual newsroom budget of the New York Times."
One tenth!

Meanwhile, the banks and car makers wallow in bail out money, paying themselves fat bonuses, etc. Public funders must wake up to the fact that an inter-generational failure of journalism - the crisis bit of JICC, here - costs trillions, not millions or billions.

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MPs on the Culture, Media and Sport Committee – a cross-party group now disbanded following the dissolution of parliament – have called for new measures to revive local journalism.
08 May 2010 at 16:04 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Happy happy happy! Joy joy joy! The BBC is investigating "new revenue models" for journalism. Phew. We can all rest easy. The crisis in journalism is over.

Thank goodness we still think in strictly corporate terms when talking about our collective failure to prevent trillions being wiped off global markets. Yes, fellow... travellers, what we all need is a good dose of market reality. Sorry, "free" market reality. Real, um, insight, there, to be sure, many reasons to be cheerful, mutter, mumble, stiff upper lip, *sound of bottle uncorking*, glug glug glug

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The latest edition of BBC Radio 4’s ‘In Business’ brought some real insight into how the top guns in the media are thinking about new revenue models – and some reasons to be cheerful for those working at every level of journalism.
08 May 2010 at 15:38 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Microphones and radio build peace, but men with guns are so much better funded.

For almost two decades now, UN peacekeeping missions have routinely set up radio stations that by default, not design, became the countries' dominant national broadcasters. And then, when the missions ended, the stations would close.
08 May 2010 at 13:46 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Did a journalism crisis cause world economic meltdown? Take the poll:

07 May 2010 at 21:20 · · · Share

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Jason Brown How truth dies ... and the money for "training" and other media frippery just keeps on flowing and flowing and flowing

The need for honest, brave journalism is huge and far overshadows the many millions of dollars of well-meaning aid and support for democracy and civil society that usually comes from foreign donors.
07 May 2010 at 13:11 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Future of news deathwatch: journalism outlets keep hitting the wall.

Murdered by the Internet or done in by its own hand? The Post puts the venerable weekly magazine up for sale. Articles about Media Criticism
07 May 2010 at 12:19 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Nearly $200,000 in prizes for human rights reporting - go team!

05 May 2010 at 19:35 · · · Share

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Jason Brown ‎. . . So an institute funded by big business including tobacco, cars and oil thinks there is no journalism crisis.

Perhaps someone might alert CEI to the global economic crisis, direct product of systemic journalism failure to independently monitor supposedly free markets. Cost? Trillions and counting.

By watchdogging ...Ford and the like over where their payback funds are coming from, CEI risks appearing as overly concerned about the molehill and not the mountain.

Those less doubtful can take concrete action by signing a petition that asks the United Nations to declare world journalism in crisis, here:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/jicc/ . . .

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Increasingly, somegroups contend there's a crisis in journalism, even to the extent of advocating government support of news organizations. The dangers to freedom inherent in the concept of government-funded ideas and the impact on critique and dissent seem not to bother them.
05 May 2010 at 17:58 · · · Share

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Jason Brown World Press Freedom Day is just 4 days away - how many signatures can we collect in 96 hours?

JICC, the Journalism in Crisis Coalition founding in January 2010 aims at action responses to huge job loss among news room workers.
29 April 2010 at 21:30 · · · Share

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Jason Brown This: "...journalism is currently for the most part a for-profit industry is prima facie bananas and in the not-to-distant future will be looked back at with bewilderment."

Short but sweet, the rest of the comment is well worth a read.

26 April 2010 at 14:53 · · · Share

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Jason Brown The European Federation of Journalists is launching a fight back by journalists' unions over attacks on labour rights and standards of journalism in media across the continent.

More from EFJ General Meeting in Istanbul on April 16-18th 2010:

23 April 2010 at 08:08 · · · Share

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Jason Brown ‎"IFJ condemns 'Fat Cat' millions for New York Times bosses as staff pay for crisis in jobs and pay"

23 April 2010 at 08:07 · · · Share

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Jason Brown ‎"The Poynter Institute estimated that the drop in reporting capacity was US$1.6 billion. They estimated that to help fill that gap, foundations – a major source of founding for local news start-ups -- have put in about $140 million during that period. $1.6 billion out. $140 million in."

- Steven Waldman, Senior Advis...or to the Chairman, Federal Communications Commission.

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20 April 2010 at 16:13 · · · Share

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Jason Brown ProPublica won a Pulitzer prize for investigative journalism ... The Franklin Centre examines behind the headlines for reasons why.

20 April 2010 at 11:50 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Dan Rather confirms: it is a crisis.

19 April 2010 at 16:31 · · · Share

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Jason Brown ‎"IF ... every crisis is an opportunity, then who is making an opportunity out of journalism's current crisis?"

No matter how much Pulitzer Prize triumphalism hides it, the fact remains that journalism these days is "a disaster," as Ted Koppel said recently. Here are 2 critical questions: 1) If every crisis is an ...
19 April 2010 at 16:24 · · · Share

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Jason Brown ‎"This World Press Freedom Day, whose theme is Freedom of Information, offers us an occasion to remember the importance of our right to know."

Message from UNESCO Director-GeneralMessage from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, 3rd May 2010.

19 April 2010 at 01:04 · · · Share

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Jason Brown Must remember: use a separate browser to sign in with journalism in crisis coalition email, enabling posts to JICC, not personal profile.

15 April 2010 at 18:20 · ·
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Jason Brown ‎. . .

State television board rejects Sarkozy edict

Board members of state television in France have majority voted against an edict from President Nicolas Sarkozy to ban on air ads.
Meeting 13th April local date, the board voted 10 to 5 to "suspend" Sarkozy moves to limit advertising to private sector stations.

Government officials had asked for an extension to 30th October to continue negotiations over the advertising ban.

The 'no' vote came despite Sarkozy hand-picking replacements for the former chair of the board and other members.

Criticised as political interference in an independent state authority, a media watchdog in France, MediaPart, said the Sarkozy ban led to open crisis in relations between state television and the presidency.

The unexpected reversal at board level shows how deep that crisis now goes, following a dismal showing by the Sarkozy party at recent municipal elections.

Earlier French state television journalists criticised the ban as favouring some of Sarkozy's friends and political supporters who, among other things like arms factories, own holdings in media like private TV, radio and print media.

Journalists also said the loss of millions in advertising revenue would cut into their ability to deliver independent news.

Insiders said another side effect would be a loss of influence on public debate, away from ethically independent journalism, towards commercial conflicts of interest in private sector media.

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La privatisation de la régie publicitaire de France Télévisions a été suspendue par le conseil d'administration du groupe public, qui s'est tenu mardi 13 avril dans la matinée. Le vote a été acquis par 10 voix contre 5. ...
14 April 2010 at 14:27 · · · Share

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