Advanced reporting and news design students working at the Columbia Missourian are required to purchase an online membership to the Missourian as part of the curriculum, according to a tipster who asked to remain anonymous.
On top of paying tuition (and journalism course fees) and giving the Missourian free labor, these journalism students also have to pay for access to the stories they slave over. Does anyone else feel like they are being nickel and dimed here? Oh, and let’s not forget that lovely MacBook “requirement.” The list goes on and on of expensive things you “need” for the J-School.
CNN immediately jumped on the Supreme Court’s ruling this morning on ObamaCare, claiming that the law was completely struck down. Thing is, most of the Affordable Health Care Act was upheld. Whoops!
And not only that, but after they realized they misinformed the American public, their Twitter feed magically deleted all of their tweets–except one. Talk about transparency.
In the span of approximately three to four minutes, CNN’s headlines went from the mandate being “completely struck down,” to “partly upheld,” to “completely upheld.” OK guys, I’m confused. Continue reading
The Hangout feature in Google Plus is taking journalism to a whole new interactive realm, putting “U” in the news.
“A Hangout is essentially a free satellite truck attached to a crowd sourcing tool within the Google Plus social network,” said Sarah Hill, interactive news anchor for KOMU-TV.
If you’re looking for the right film about journalism, you have all sorts of movies to choose from.
From print to magazine to broadcast, every emphasis area has some kind of movie or documentary based on important events that are must-sees for any journalism major. These are perfect for that rainy, slow news day.
Email interviews get a bad rap in the Missouri School of Journalism, and we’re not sure why. We hear that email interviews are the sign of an amateur, but it’s the primary way J-School Buzz talks to sources. We need to change the idea that email interviews have no place in journalism and restore their good name.
Alicia Stice and several of her Columbia Missourian colleagues are on a roll with very relatable “first world problem” memes. With their latest meme, they are shining light on particular events that reporters feel obligated to complain about in a humorous, yet charming way.
Not only are they very endearing, but rumor has it that J-Schooler’s are very intrigued and even addicted to these amusing little memes.
Here are just a couple student journalism memes we plucked off Alicia’s website: