Journalism Across Borders
There has been great interest in the Investigative Reporting Workshop from foreign journalists who also are looking at whether nonprofit start-ups are the way to go. Read more
American Observer Students Cover 8/28
The American Observer students covered the Reclaim the Dream and Restoring Honor rallies in Washington D.C. on Aug. 28. They spent the day live blogging, tweeting, moblogging from smartphones, shooting video pops with flipcams, and doing audio interviews to go along with a full slate of multi-sourced and pre-reported stories that offered context to the day's events. Their great live multimedia work got noticed by TBD.com and was picked up during the day. Their work was also noticed through social media like Facebook, the blog's rss feed, Twitter and other web 2.0 platforms. Read more
Prof Provides In-Depth Look at Investigative Reporting on Youtube
Investigative Reporting Workshop executive editor and SOC professor Chuck Lewis provides an in-depth look at investigative reporting and some useful tips about for those interested in pursuing the field on the International Journalism Network's Youtube channel. Watch Part 1 and Part 2
Prof. Campbell's Latest Receives Rave Review in Commentary Magazine
Professor W. Joseph Campbell received a review in this month's Commentary magazine about about his forthcoming book, Getting It Wrong. He's also blogged at the Washington Post's "Political Bookworm" site. "Political Bookworm" touts itself as a blog where "tomorrow's must-read political books are discovered today." You can read more from Campbell at his own blog, Media Myth Alert.
Professor David Johnson Provides Analysis of Media Coverage During Obama's Health Conference
On February 25, 2010, President Obama held an all-day health conference. Professor David Johnson, an expert in online journalism and social networking, was surfing the Internet collating information on news media outlets covered the event. In an article on Poynter Online he analyzed how news organizations are challenged in covering live events.
Simpson Fellow and SOC professor Danna Walker has just released OBAMA The President’s Historic First Year in Quotes, a comprehensive and authoritative collection of presidential quotes marking every major news event of Barack Obama’s first year in office. Sponsored by the James B. Simpson Fellowship in the School of Communication at American University, it furthers the mission to portray contemporary times through the words of world leaders and thinkers. Download PDF
Prof Provides Insight into Backpack Journalism on YouTube
The International Journalism Network has set up a video channel on Youtube for journalists around the world to utilize to better hone their craft. In a two-part video, professor Bill Gentile spoke at length about what backpack journalism is, what comes with being a backpack journalist, and tools are necessary for the craft. Watch Part 1 and Part 2