Arab revolution panelists tackle verification

A panel discussing the Arab revolutions described a complicated situation for journalists trying to determine who is reliable and what is true. The discussion at the Online News Association conference in Boston involved NPR’s Andy Carvin, reporter Issandr El-Amrani, the American Islamic Congress’s Nasser Weddady and our own King’s Journalism alumnus Rehab El-Bakry, who is an Egyptian journalist. “Some of […]

Schiller: 7 reasons for optimism about journalism

I’m in Austin, TX for the 2011 International Symposium on Online Journalism. Former NPR exec Vivian Schiller gave the keynote address this morning, She cited seven reasons for optimism in journalism today: 1) “Conditions are favorable for online paywalls.” The New York Times launched its metered access strategy this week, betting that loyal readers will […]