Tag Archives: journalism

Journalism Today

Journalism Today

via Beer or Kid

About these ads

Fair Game or Bad taste?

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (aka, Dick Weed) will appear on the cover of the Aug. 3 edition of Rolling Stone magazine.

Rolling-Stone

Not sure why we are so surprised when stuff like this happens in journalism. This is how it’s always been done (see below). They’ll keep doing it as long as we’re buying.

Newspaper Layout Fail: Rock Hill Herald

A South Carolina newspaper is apologizing for placing an advertisement for “Guns for Christmas” next to its story about the Connecticut elementary school shooting which left 20 children and half a dozen adults dead. The Rock Hill Herald’s ad showed a picture of an AR-15 rifle, which is the same model used by 20-year-old Adam Lanza to kill 26 people and himself on Friday in Newtown, Connecticut.

gun ad, rock hill herald

Related:
The victims names have been released.

New York Post cover

This New York Post cover printed this week shows a man who had been pushed on the tracks moments before a train hits and kills him. People are pretty upset the Post decided to publish a photo of a man right before he was going to die. The photographer who took the photo (and witnessed the assault) claimed he could not help life the man and tried to use his camera flash to warn the subway train operator. Of course, that didn’t stop him from selling the photos to the New York Post.

New York Post cover

Do you think this photo should have been published?

The formula for every TV news report

Charlie Brooker’s “How to Report the News” shows us how every single news report follows a very specific formula. (Brief NSFW language).


(via 22 Words)

Perfectly horrible placement for a cruise ship ad

Unfortunate Juxtaposition spotted in today’s edition of the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, a full-page ad promoting cruise line packages just to the right of a full-page article about the Costa Concordia disaster.

Newspaper layout people should know better than this when a disaster has occurred.

Unfortunate Juxtaposition

Six dead, 16 missing is the latest count in the Costa Concordia disaster. A couple from Minnesota are among the missing.
(via Copyranter)

Funny news

Schoolgirl to Santa: ‘Give me Justin Bieber or I’ll kill you’

Study confirms many of us go online for no reason

“It’s Just So Awful” — Bradley Cooper Hates Being Sexiest Man Alive

Hanson to Sell ‘MMMHop’ Beer

Motorists Warned Not To Listen To the World’s Most Relaxing Song

(via)