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Op-Ed: What do journalists make? Digital Journal has the answer

The relationship between the public and the media has never been more fraught. Journalism and punditry have, in many ways, shown themselves to be out of touch with the reality that people faced this year.

Interviewing the Interviewer: Sports journalist Nkwa Asonye Jr. Special

Veteran sports journalist Nkwa Asonye Jr. chatted with Digital Journal about his respected career in sports journalism, and he offered advice for hopefuls.

Facebook was reportedly scared of suppressing right-wing sites

Facebook has repeatedly insisted that the fake news stories which spread across its social network during the presidential election did not impact the results.

Five things to know about WikiLeaks

Paris - WikiLeaks has made global headlines for 10 years by releasing millions of classified documents, embarrassing governments worldwide but also raising fears that the revelations may have put lives in danger.

WikiLeaks vows to release 'significant' material on US election

Berlin - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pledged Tuesday to publish "significant" new material on the US election before the November 8 vote, speaking on the 10th anniversary of the online leaking platform.

WikiLeaks marks 10th birthday with vow of key US vote leaks

Berlin - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange vowed Tuesday to publish new "significant" documents related to the US presidential election ahead of the November 8 vote, as the online leaking platform celebrated its 10th birthday in defiant mood.

Ten years on, WikiLeaks and Assange as controversial as ever

Berlin - Celebrating its 10th anniversary this week, anonymous whistleblowing platform WikiLeaks can look back on a decade that saw it turn classified documents into global headlines and inspire a host of copycat leaks.

Data driven journalism celebrated at awards ceremony

One role of the journalist is to report the news. It is also to select and interpret the information for the reader, especially in the case of complex reports. The best journalism does not hide from the data, according to the Global Editors Network.

Op-Ed: How to write a good science article

London - Science can easily be misreported, especially for the wilder headline seeking claims. How can a good science article be structured? Digital Journal's science editor-at-large provides some top tips.

China seeks apology from French journalist over Xinjiang article

Beijing - A French journalist in China faces imminent expulsion for writing an article on China’s anti-terrorism policies in the western region of Xinjiang. Reportedly Ursula Gauthier's press credentials would be suspended, prompting her to leave China.

Op-Ed: End of press freedom in Turkey signals end of Erdogan Special

Istanbul - Yesterday on live television, Turkish police closed a TV news station in Istanbul allegedly linked to a foe of President Tayyip Erdogan. Is this the end of journalistic freedom in Turkey or the end of Islamist leader Erdogan?

Op-Ed: The many futures of journalism — Finding a theory that works

Modern journalism is a very different culture to the tabloid/broadsheet/Hearst/ New York Times mix of the past. The boundaries have expanded exponentially, and the subject matter has gone with it. It's a question of who's driving who.

Digital Journal Group acquires award-winning content marketing measurement pioneer SqueezeCMM

Toronto - It's a big statement when a customer acquires a vendor, and SqueezeCMM Inc. is delighted to announce today that one of its early alpha customers, Digital Journal Group, has acquired its content marketing measurement business.

Brazilian radio host gunned down during live broadcast

Rio De Janeiro - A reform-minded Brazilian journalist and talk show host was murdered while on the air Thursday during his daytime radio show.

Op-Ed: A tribute to Jon Stewart, the ultimate comic patriot

Jon Stewart is more than a comedian who landed a plum job on late-night TV. Tonight, he leaves The Daily Show and reminds us how he's evolved to become an entertainer, patriot, no-bullshit journalist and critic of deep injustices plaguing America.

Award-winning journalist lashes out at media portrayal of Africa Special

Toronto - An African journalist is urging international media covering the continent to bring aboard local African journalists in their reporting.

Anti-corruption blogger decapitated in Brazil

A Brazilian blogger known for denouncing government corruption was found decapitated. He had been missing for five days before his body was found outside of Padre Paraíso, which is located in one of Brazil’s poorest rural regions.

Can the editorial team also write sponsored content? Commissioned

Is sponsored content jeopardizing a publication's integrity? Or this trend a trusted revenue source for news outlets across the world?

Profile of a Digital Journalist: Marcus Hondro's many arts

Whether it's been opening on Muddy Waters' last tour, exchanging lines in a movie with Al Pacino or writing plays of his own, Marcus Hondro has enjoyed a circuitous path to journalism.

Op-Ed: Canada's 'fourth estate' needs balance

We were treated this past week to the demise of an alternative voice in Canadian media when Sun News Network faded to black.

Interview: Kerry O’Brien — Leading Australian journalist Special

Kerry O’Brien has worked in the field of journalism for nearly 50 years, and has interviewed Barak Obama, Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela and Mikhail Gorbachev.

China denies retaliation against Uighur journalist's family

Bejing - Beijing on Friday denied seeking to retaliate against relatives of a US-based journalist from the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority, one day after Washington voiced alarm about the case.

Tiger Woods fires back at Golf Digest over satirical article

Tiger Woods is defending himself against a scathing satirical piece penned by a Hall of Fame golf writer set to appear next month in Golf Digest.

Profile of a Digital Journalist: Karen Graham's natural passion Special

For some, the path to taking up journalism comes from education in the field. For Digital Journal Editor-at-Large Karen Graham, a lifetime's worth of experiences — from serving in the army to owning pet stores — led her to where she is now.

Editors discuss native advertising: will it save journalism? Special

Toronto - Is native advertising the saviour of the journalism industry? Or are newsrooms selling out as paid-for editorial content becomes harder to distinguish from independent journalism?

Op-Ed: The media and journalists should boycott killers Special

Denver - No story is worth a journalist’s life. We are not Navy Seals who can burst into a room and stop a massacre. Writing about genocide has won many awards, but rarely stopped killings.

Op-Ed: Paywalls for news sites are doomed by bloggers

It's a question as old as the Internet itself: How do website owners make money from a traditionally free medium? As sites like the Washington Post erect "paywalls" to force readers to subscribe, it is time to re-examine the controversial practice.

Op-Ed: 2014, a year of hoaxes and unverified information

The latest story that's been circulating around the Internet at large is of a man at Burger King spiting a small child. Except no one knows if it's true.

CNN reporter apologizes for allegedly biting two EMTs while drunk

Baghdad - Arwa Damon bit two emergency workers while in a drunken state. Shortly after that the media coverage exploded and Damon is now facing a massive lawsuit.

Digital Journal announces appointment of 12 Editors-at-Large

To further expand the news network's global presence, Digital Journal designated select writers with Editor-at-Large status to report on important news relating to their specialties.
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