Latest News Briefs

Friday, 15 January 2010
Nik Deogun

Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor Nik Deogun announced last month that he was leaving to become managing editor at CNBC. On Wednesday, some of the paper’s staff serenaded him with the following goodbye lyrics. (There was also a version of “Hit the Road, Nik,” sung to the theme of the...

Thursday, 14 January 2010
Photo taken by Patrick Farrell in Haiti in 2008 after a series of hurricanes

Being at the right place when it happens: Tequila Minsky, a freelance photographer based in New York City, was staying at the Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince January 12 when the devastating earthquake struck.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Brian Palmer

OPC member Brian Palmer's documentary titled "Full Disclosure: A Reporter's Journey Toward Truth," has been selected for the feature competition at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. The documentary is based on Palmer's three trips to Iraq with the U.S. Marines.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Columbia Journalism School

Recognizing the importance of digital journalism to the future of the industry, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism today announced that it had raised $15 million to launch a new center focusing on just that.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Sarah Palin heads to Fox News
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has signed a multi-year deal with FOX News to serve as a contributor across all FOX News platforms, announced Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of Programming.
Monday, 11 January 2010
Most Original News Reporting Comes From "Old Media"

As the number of sources for news proliferates on digital platforms, most original reporting still comes from newspapers, television and radio.

Monday, 11 January 2010
Rupert Hamer, left, and Philip Coburn

A British journalist was killed alongside a U.S. marine in an attack on a military ­convoy in Afghanistan in a blast that injured several other people, including a photographer.

Tuesday, 05 January 2010
Walter Cronkite

Nearly six months after Walter Cronkite's death, his voice is leaving the "CBS Evening News." His introduction of anchor Katie Couric was replaced Monday by a voiceover featuring actor Morgan Freeman.

Monday, 04 January 2010
Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang enjoys a Canadian Forces breakfast.

Calgary Herald journalist Michelle Lang never took the easy way out, whether it was holding government to account or travelling to a busy African AIDS clinic to chronicle the downside of recruiting foreign doctors.

Monday, 04 January 2010
CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon

CPJ reported that 136 reporters, editors and photojournalists, nearly half of them freelancers, were in jail worldwide December 1, an increase of 11 from 2008.