A day after excoriating Congress with a powerful “Shame on U.S.” front cover that took the U.S. Senate to task for removing the assault weapons ban from the larger gun reform bill, the New York Daily News is keeping pressure on DC. You might call this unrelenting, unfettered advocacy journalism. CHECK ALL THIS OUT HERE.
So @KIRO7Seattle got 3 drivers baked, then tested their driving skills. File this under AWESOME MOMENTS IN JOURNALISM.
NBC’s Richard Engel has been freed after five days of being held captive in Syria. But here’s wild video of Engel being held with other journalists.
Surely this New York Post cover isn’t as unapologetically appalling as the NYC subway snuff film that graced the cover eight days ago, and this won’t get the same instinctual rebuke that cover did. But what’s up at the Post? When did they become Faces of Death? Go back to sex sells — this is ugly.
If BuzzFeed, the self-proclaimed “First True Social News Organization,” wants to be more like the New York Times than a social news aggregator with no consequences like Reddit, then it might want to start by acknowledging not just its trivial errors, but its massive screw-ups as well. … Hybrid news sites are everywhere, and we’re all fighting for page views. But we should, on some level, all be in the same fight, which is that online journalism can be just as essential as legacy news organizations. In this case, while this Stuef v. Oatmeal kerfuffle could strike many outsiders as just a small fight between Internet People, what’s at stake is proving naysayers wrong about their worst fears about all-online journalism.