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Canadian ban on printing Rehtaeh Parsons’ name extends to advertisements, family finds

poynter.org — Canada won't allow its journalists to print Rehtaeh Parsons' name, because she was a victim of child pornography. That ban extends to advertising, too, one of Parsons' family members has found, even if an ad only includes what could be considered an oblique reference to the court case that invoked the publication ban.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @abeaujon: Why the Chronicle Herald couldn't take an ad that used Rehtaeh Parsons' name: poynter.org/latest-news/me… Good story by @RyanVanHorne

Oct 24, 2014

Why the Chronicle Herald couldn't take an ad that used Rehtaeh Parsons' name: poynter.org/latest-news/me… Good story by @RyanVanHorne

Today in Media History: In 1946, the media reported on the first photos from space

poynter.org — There have been news stories about rockets since the earliest newspapers, but reports about the use of former German V-2 rockets after World War II marked the beginning of space news as we know it today. And what better example of early space news than the October 24, 1946 Universal newsreel story about the first photos from space.
Oct 24, 2014

Thank a rocket scientist “@Poynter: Today in history: In 1946, the first photos from space: bit.ly/1FM8DDc youtube.com/watch?v=_dhGjg…

5 journalism tips from Mark Leibovich

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Oct 24, 2014

“We need to work even harder to prevent this fraud we’re perpetrating on the world from being exposed.” // poynter.org/latest-news/me…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @TheLavinAgency: “Don’t be afraid of a really really shitty draft." 5 journalism tips from @MarkLeibovich: poynter.org/latest-news/me…

Oct 24, 2014

can only get better @TheLavinAgency: “Don’t be afraid of really shitty draft." 5 journalism tips from @MarkLeibovich: poynter.org/latest-news/me…

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The Globe rolls out red carpet for documentary film

poynter.org — This year, editors at The Boston Globe noticed that they shared something important with Hollywood's biggest night: three directors, all trained at nearby Harvard University, each got Oscar nods for documentary filmmaking. That got the paper's attention.

From AIDS to Ebola: Journalism, disease, and the mentality of fear

poynter.org — I remember a day back in the 1980s when I first met a person who I thought had AIDS. I was sitting at the front desk of the old storefront building of the Poynter Institute when a tall gaunt man entered through the glass doors and approached me with a question.
Oct 24, 2014

Journalism must help citizens by sorting out reasonable fears from irrational ones, says @RoyPeterClark bit.ly/1zpdJ7K #ebola #aids

Oct 24, 2014

RT @RoyPeterClark: One of journalism's big jobs is to help citizens sort out reasonable fears from the irrational and dangerous ones tinyurl.com/meoh3bv

Oct 24, 2014

RT @RoyPeterClark: One of journalism's big jobs is to help citizens sort out reasonable fears from the irrational and dangerous ones tinyurl.com/meoh3bv

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