Bloggers need to learn about libel laws

A blogger expressed her feelings in a post and it cost her more than $1 million. Welcome to the world of libel!

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Sean Penn: Actor. Activist. NOT Journalist.

Actor. Filmmaker. Political activist. According to Wikipedia, those titles are Sean Penn’s occupations. What you won’t find is “journalist”. Why? Because he’s not. Penn is under fire after Rolling Stone published an interview he did with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most wanted men before this past weekend. The interview was published…

8 Million Reasons Why BuzzFeed Isn’t News

There are very few careers available where simply getting a formal education specific to the industry will land you a job. Unless the job requires a specific postgraduate degree to be legally qualified (doctor, lawyer, etc.), chances are your dream job will be snatched up by someone who majored in Renaissance Literature or something equally…

Integrity in Journalism

Watergate. Iran-Contra. Monica Lewinsky’s cum-stained dress. The above are good examples of what journalism and news used to be. No listicles. No aggregation. Just trained and educated journalists reporting the facts (and only the facts) so that the individual reader can form their own opinion. I may be sourcing news from others, but I intend…

SOTW Roundup: 10/07/12 – 10/13/12

      I’m going to spend this time to rant about the evil corporation known as Time Warner. Time Warner has done a superb job of having a near monopoly on local cable television and Internet services. They are quite aware of the stranglehold they have on the market; their terrible customer service reflects…