Working at Gawker Media is a dream job for many of the women on staff here at Jezebel. This is a place that takes chances on developing writers, that has always stood behind us no matter what. But it's time the company had its feet held to the fire.
For most of recorded history, we have witnessed war in the rearview mirror. But journalists often now deliver what they see via Twitter, before consulting with headquarters, and it has made for more visceral, emotional reporting.
At times the media coverage of MH17 has been graphic and distressing. So how do you talk to children about traumatic news stories like this, and should you?
Just found some of the information from a study in this article interesting which showed that people watching repeated news of a tragic event may be "more likely to suffer from acute stress than those directly affected by the event".
Anjan Sundaram shared the lives of the Congolese to report one of the worst human disasters. Now, he says, journalists focus on an ever-narrower agenda ... and miss the real stories Continue reading...
Remuneration for four executives jumps $2.4m to $6.5m through incentive awards Fairfax Media has reported a net profit after tax of $224.4m for the 2014 financial year, a turnaround on the $16.4m loss last year.
Certainly, these organizations have better uses of their time right now -- including, keeping their photographers alive while adhering to ethical standards -- without having to contend with libelous charges being leveled on impulse.