Monthly Archives: March 2011

Why women should also cover war…

Lynsey Addario of the New York Times was taken hostage in Libya and was freed from captivity on March 21, along with Tyler Hicks, Stephen Farrell and Anthony Shadid. She talks about women covering war in this Lens blog entry.

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Two stories in changing times: Egypt and Zimbabwe

The first, a “Morning Edition” audio piece, examines unrest on college campuses in Egypt. In the second,  African journalist Peter Godwin talks  about his book The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe.

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How Japan’s NHK trys to keep coverage “levelheaded”

The Washington Post has an interesting story on how Japan’s NHK Television covers the multiple disasters the country has experienced. Think about this approach differs from the coverage you have seen on U.S. networks.

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Mexican agreement on cartel coverage

As we look at Latin America  later this week, here’s a recent BBC story on the guidelines Mexican media have established for covering the actions of drug cartels.

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Where do the media you use fall on the political spectrum?

Check it out —charts from a Duke university study.

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Jon Stewart on “freedom packages” and the Middle East

What is the “take-away” from Comedy Central’s Daily Show for you? What underlies the March 21 section with John Oliver?

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Good brief report on cultural misunderstandings in media coverage of Japan’s disasters

Samantha Chan writes about differences in word usage and identification that can create fear and misunderstanding.

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No-fly zone established in Libya, NYT journalists freed, others still held or missing

Read about the recent bombings and the no-fly zone and the potential involvement of NATO. …and an account of the time spent in captivity in Libya by New York Times journalists while 13 others remain in captivity.

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To understand differences in coverage: Japan and China

New America Media has an interesting article on depiction of the dead called ” Chinese Media Coverage of Japan: Where Are the Bodies? What do you think of the differences in coverage?

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One perspective: How social media changed coverage of earthquake

Good read on PBS Mediashift about the role of social media… and, a link from one of your classmates, Hollis, who sent a  YouTube experience of the earthquake (not in the epicenter).

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