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Jayson Blair creates credibility crisis for New York Times

By: Melinda Balandra Do you keep your ethical news values in check while working on a story? Each news story should be created from a commitment to the truth and involves such journalistic values as accuracy, dignity and sufficiency. Accuracy … Continue reading

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Flashier Newscasts to Entertain Distracted Viewers

By: Melinda Balandra Talking heads are a thing of the past. Now, news networks fill their newscasts with high definition graphics, video, and music in order to keep viewers engaged. No longer do reporters deliver the news with the same straightforwardness and … Continue reading

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Writing in Fear: Journalists covering the Mexican Drug Wars

By: Melinda Balandra Journalists have a duty to dedicate themselves to the task of informing. Their mission is to report on issues of importance to the community. If taken at face value, a journalist’s job may seem simple; find and … Continue reading

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Photojournalism: A Fine Line Between Genius and Insanity

Everyone is connected to friends, family, entertainment, and news through tweets, wall posts, downloads, and sharing. With so much information available for immediate consumption, it takes a little more spice for journalists to grab their audience’s attention. For journalists, covering … Continue reading

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