News

(IHT) In a reversal of an 18-year-old policy that critics said was hiding the ultimate cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the press will now be allowed to photograph the flag-draped coffins of America's war dead as their bodies are returned to the United States — but only if their families agree. Author: Elisabeth Bumiller Source: http://www.iht. [..]

(BBJ) Online writing community Helium Inc. will provide local and lifestyle stories written by its citizen journalists to the Hearst Newspapers chain. Author: Jackie Noblett Source: http://boston.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2009/02/23/daily25.html

This year’s theme is “portraying gender”. Photographers are invited to submit photos that portray women or men in ways that offer new perceptions about their roles and responsibilities. Such photos challenge conventional understandings of ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ and help break the mould of the male-female ‘divide’. The closing date is 1 May 2009. Read

Alert

EU4Journalists:Better Backgrounder

March 11, 2009

EU4Journalists.eu has launched special coverage of the 2009 European Elections. A new dossier explains what is at stake, when EU citizens go to the polls and the implications of the vote for the future of the EU. Closer to the elections you will find daily news, videos and analyses. See: http://www.eu4journalists.eu/index.php/home/English

International News Reporting: Frontlines and Deadlines Edited by John Owen and Heather Purdey, Wiley-Blackwell, UK (2009) If there is one thing that sets the pulse racing of aspiring journalists it is the prospect of reporting on a global stage and this collection of pieces from the frontline of some of the biggest stories of recent years will produce an adrenalin rush in all but the most [..]

Welcome to the Ethical Journalism Initiative website – a new campaign to rekindle old values in media worldwide launched by the International Federation of Journalists. The future of media is the hot topic everywhere, particularly as journalists and others wrestle with the rapid changes in the way journalism works. [..]