|Bestselling novelist Don Winslow has written two epics about the Drug War: 2005’s The Power of The Dog and The Cartel, the latter of which was one of the best reviewed novels of 2015 and sold to Fox for a film that will be directed by Ridley Scott. Winslow has spent nearly 20 years researching the Mexican cartels, and the most of the violence in The Cartel is based on real events. He dedicated the book to the more than 100 journalists killed in cartel violence, and named every slain reporter in his intro. He agreed to write for Deadline why he was so appalled by Sean Penn’s El Chapo encounter and subsequent 60 Minutes interview.|
Read the full article here. (Deadline.com)
|an appearance Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Sean Penn defended his interview with Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Speaking to Charlie Rose, the actor described the 10,000-word article he wrote for Rolling Stone magazine, which some criticized for being overly sympathetic to the notorious leader of the Sinaloa cartel, as “experiential journalism.”|
Read the full article here. (LA Times)
|One year ago this Wednesday, the well-respected French newspaper Le Monde launched its online Africa edition. With more than four million visits each month, it has set a name for itself among French-speaking Africans. The World Editors Forum spoke to Serge Michel, Le Monde Afrique’s Editor-in-Chief about the lessons of the past year.|
Read the full article here. (WAN-IFRA)
|Robo-journalists, an ongoing battle between publishers and adblockers, bendy smartphones and social media for the workplace; the Reuters Institute launches its new Digital News Project with a set of technology and industry predictions for the global media’s year ahead.|
Read the full article here. (Reuters Institute)
‘Shocking Celebrity Nip Slips’: Secrets I Learned Writing Clickbait Journalism
|I spent six months writing traffic-baiting articles about ‘nearly naked’ red carpet dresses and Hollywood bikini shots. Here is my dispatch from the dark side of online celeb journalism.|
Read the full article here. (Broadly)
MOVING STORIES – INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF HOW MEDIA COVER MIGRATION
It has been a testing year for journalism. It began with 10 journalists and cartoonists among those killed by terrorists in the unconscionable massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Within hours the EJN published an article advising journalists
|It has been a testing year for journalism. It began with 10 journalists and cartoonists among those killed by terrorists in the unconscionable massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Within hours the EJN published an article advising journalists to defend free speech but also to lower the temperature, to eliminate hate speech and to avoid encouraging acts of revenge or abuse of Muslims. We called for “slow journalism” and for newsrooms to think carefully about how to handle the story.|
The Paris events triggered much talk in media circles over free speech, self-censorship and ethical responsibility. And the EJN was at the centre of this debate. We published a second articleurging journalists to rely on their codes and editorial traditions when reporting terrorism, to avoid propaganda traps set by media-savvy extremists and, above all, to tell the story with humanity.
Read the EJN director’s full report here.
|Saturday 13 February is World Radio Day. If you are a radio journalist who would like to take part in our coverage of the day contact our communications officer, Tom Law. Email: [email protected]|
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