|The negative portrayal of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the media have led to some people not considering them as fully human. A more careful, sensitive approach is crucial and the old art of comics journalism is proving a powerful way to tell these stories in a way other forms of storytelling cannot.|
Read the full article here. (WAN-IFRA)
|This new project is a collaboration between the Centre for Innovation, Leiden University and World Press Photo Foundation bringing together photography and data analysis to tell the story of migration in a visual way. The Bigger Picture is in cooperation with the Displacement Tracking Matrix team at the International Organization for Migration in order to interpret data from Migration Flows Europe and the Missing Migrants Project.|
Read more about the project here. (The Bigger Picture)
|Complaints about the Guardian’s coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict are not new. They come from both sides although the overwhelming number are from those who are pro-Israel. It is a steady stream from individuals, lobby groups and the Israeli embassy in London.|
These complaints form one of the largest groups relating to a single subject that come to the readers’ editor’s office.
Since the increase in attacks by Palestinians using knives, guns and vehicles there has been a shift in the focus of complaints. It is not the body text of the stories about these attacks that is under scrutiny but the headlines.
Read the full article by Guardian readers’ editor and EJN Board Member, Chris Elliott, here. (The Guardian)
|Alex’s Agenda is the weekly column from the front-lines of the future by The Memo’s Editor in Chief, Alex Wood.|
Lately, I’ve noticed a worrying trend. One that risks us losing the internet as we know it.
Across the world, our personal photos are disappearing. They’re disappearing because according to services like Facebook and Instagram, they’re inappropriate. Their crime? These images show female nipples.
Nipples might be offensive to some. But when did these online platforms become the decision makers when it comes to our freedom of expression?
Read the full article here. (The Memo)
|Nicco Mele, author, digital strategist and Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, discussed the future and feasibility of various news outlet business models.|
Mele, who is also a former senior vice president and deputy publisher of the Los Angeles Times, and a Shorenstein Center board member, said that while the production and distribution of digital journalism are well understood, “what’s not well understood is how we make money or fund journalism in the digital age.”
Read the full article here. (Shorenstein Center)
|“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski has rejected suggestions that she allowed Republican front-runner Donald Trump to dictate questions at last week’s MSNBC town hall.|
Read the full article here. (Huff Post)
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