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2014-08-11 12:25:47

Scholars Receive $5,000 Each to Pursue Careers in Journalism LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation (JMMF) wishes to congratulate the 2014 class of Murray Scholars, who each participated in a nationwide essay competition resulting in the naming of the following recipients: Joseph Pinter, St. Bonaventure University; Jesse Flickinger, University of Montana; Alex Shultz, University of Southern California; Michael Shaw, University of Missouri;...

2014-07-31 12:26:29

Rubin to helm video initiatives, Weiner as Editor at Large AUSTIN, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daily Dot, the world's most comprehensive source for original Internet-community news, is thrilled to announce Josh Rubin, formerly of CNN, and Allen Weiner, formerly of Gartner, as the newest additions to its editorial team. Nicholas White, Daily Dot editor-in-chief and CEO: "Josh and Allen both have a deep and expert knowledge of the media landscape today and how it is changing....

2014-07-21 16:24:50

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Variety today announced the launch of a newly branded feature called Artisans, devoting comprehensive coverage on and for the talented individuals who work behind the scenes in the entertainment business. Artisans will debut on July 29, running regularly in the weekly magazine as well as on Variety.com. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140721/129026 The new report will focus on the art and business across the entire spectrum of...

2014-07-18 12:23:35

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Martin Baron, the Pulitzer Prize-winning executive editor of The Washington Post, will be the keynote speaker at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Awards Dinner on Nov. 10. The dinner features CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, who returns as master of ceremonies for the third year. Three outstanding women journalists, including Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes," will be honored at the event. President of the John S. and James L. Knight...

2014-06-23 20:21:02

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club on Tuesday strongly protested the sentencing of three Al Jazeera reporters by an Egyptian court and renewed its urging for their prompt release. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO "The judicial treatment that these three journalists have received is horrendous and their sentencing is completely draconian and not at all in line with what one should expect of the commitment to press freedom...

2014-06-17 12:25:14

Award Presentation June 23 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gwen Ifill will receive the 2013 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism on June 23 at the Newseum's Knight Conference Center. The longtime print and television journalist is co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour and moderator of "Washington Week." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140617/118901 The award will be presented at 11:30 a.m., during the 2014 Al Neuharth...

2014-06-16 18:04:37

SAGE Publications Citizen reporters are increasingly getting stories out of remote areas of Syria, which are difficult for traditional media to reach during the conflict, according to data collated for Index on Censorship magazine. It showed more reports were coming from citizen journalists than traditional media, in all areas of the country, with the exception of Homs. Index on Censorship magazine worked with Syria Tracker, the independent news tracker, which has scanned 160,000...

2014-06-05 16:32:26

Nationally Renowned Writer, Teacher and Thought Leader To Lead Poynter's Educational Efforts With Curriculum Enhancement and E-Learning Focused on Digital Innovation ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Poynter Institute today named Kelly McBride, Nationally Renowned Writer, Teacher and Thought Leader, as its new Vice President of Academic Programs. In this newly-created position, McBride will lead Poynter's teaching team and oversee all its educational...

2014-06-04 12:24:58

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of a court decision that could spell trouble for a New York Times reporter who is trying to protect the identity of a confidential source, the National Press Club urged Congress to quickly pass legislation that would enable journalists to protect their sources. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO The Supreme Court announced this week that it would not take up James Risen's appeal of a United States...

2014-05-23 12:23:57

TORONTO, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Chantelle Bellrichard has been awarded The Canadian Journalism Foundation's inaugural CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship. Bellrichard, an associate producer at CBC Vancouver and a web developer at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, will use this opportunity to explore the newly implemented First Nations health governance model in British Columbia. Bellrichard's mixed heritage includes Métis ancestry. "Chantelle impressed us with her proposal...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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