195 nations on Earth have signed a historic and comprehensive deal to address climate change

Source: OnEarth.org BY Brian Palmer | @PalmerBrian Well, that was easy. I mean, not that easy—there apparently was some late-night posturing and maybe even some shouting—but negotiators from 195 nations in Paris actually managed to hammer out a climate change deal. The agreement will incorporate the carbon reduction goals that each country proposed prior to […]

Guidelines for Social Media and Blogging

Source: RTNDA Social media and blogs are important elements of journalism. They narrow the distance between journalists and the public. They encourage lively, immediate and spirited discussion. They can be vital news-gathering and news-delivery tools. As a journalist you should uphold the same professional and ethical standards of fairness, accuracy, truthfulness, transparency and independence when […]

RTNDA Guiding Principles

Source : RTNDA Guiding Principles: Journalism’s obligation is to the public. Journalism places the public’s interests ahead of commercial, political and personal interests. Journalism empowers viewers, listeners and readers to make more informed decisions for themselves; it does not tell people what to believe or how to feel. Ethical decision-making should occur at every step […]

Guidelines for Balancing Business Pressures and Journalism Values

Source: RTNDA The following standards should be applied to content-related decisions on air and online: News operations should not show favoritism to advertisers. It should be clear to all advertisers that they have no influence over news content. Professional electronic journalists should expose unethical or illegal business practices, but should not target businesses unfairly. Content […]


Source: Adbusters and billionpeoplemarch.org #BILLIONPEOPLEMARCH Hey all you wild cats, dreamers and redeemers out there, It’s been awhile since Occupy Wall Street came and went. Now the revolutionary spirit is stirring again. We’re building a global people’s power bloc – and it all begins with the #BILLIONPEOPLEMARCH. On December 19, I’ll be one in a […]