We discussed CHEGG GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES CORPORATION as taking over 'TRAINING' students to be journalists as part of killing our US PUBLIC school structures and building CORPORATE pre-K to career apprenticeship schools. This is happening in FAST -FORWARD so our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE need to SHAKE THEIR TAIL FEATHERS to bring our US PUBLIC EDUCATION policy back to 20th century ----away from 21st century.
We are seeing first, many journalism schools moving ONLINE----degrees from ONLINE COURSES-------with Federal funding aimed at STEM------killing ARTS AND HUMANITIES----will include SCHOOLS OF JOURNALISM. Today, more and more of our US SCHOOLS OF JOURNALISM are supported by global corporate FOUNDATIONS.
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2020 Best Colleges for Communications and Journalism
Compare the Top 100 colleges for communications and journalism'.
We see the US with 100 colleges having communications and journalism----how did we get media totally captured to GROUP SPEAK AND CHATTER----only global banking 1% TALKING POINTS?
Global hedge fund IVY LEAGUE corporate schools now control all media hiring---all NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL media generally hire these JOURNALISM grads. Below we see what appears to be TOP JOURNALISM schools with lots of ONLINE DEGREE pathways.
The listing of RANKS will look different depending upon MEDIA outlet sharing these lists. US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT highlights corporate journalism.
Top Ten Journalism Schools in the United States
Higher Education Articles February 14, 2013
The leading journalism colleges and universities in the nation award bachelor and master degrees to experienced journalists and beginning students seeking professional development programs.
Students receive help from most journalism schools by gaining reporting skills via hands-on work with magazines, television stations, newspapers, and websites. Students should continue on with this article to learn more about the top ten colleges and universities in the United States.
Columbia University – New York, New York
In 2011, Columbia University was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the fourth best journalism school in the United States. This Ivy League University includes the Graduate School of Journalism that offers graduate students the opportunity to complete communications and journalism degree programs. A ten-month Master of Science in Journalism program can be pursued by interested students, apart from a Doctor of Philosophy in Communications or a Master of Arts in Journalism that takes nine months to complete. Each of these programs is a combination of workshops, seminars and courses aimed at providing students with learning opportunities with coursework that includes reporting skills and new media. Many awards are given out by the institution, including the renowned Pulitzer Prize.
University of California (Berkeley) – Berkeley, California
The U.S. News and World Report have ranked the University of California – Berkeley as the number one public university in the country. In 2011, the university featured in 22nd place on the publication’s list. A two-year Master of Journalism program is offered at the university’s Graduate School of Journalism; the program has thirteen tracks of study, including television, radio, politics, new media, newspaper, magazine, investigative, international, environment and science, and business. The school also has many in-house journalism projects including the News 21 collaborative project between this university and other schools of journalism such as the University of Southern California, Northwestern, Harvard, and Columbia.
University of Missouri – Columbia, Missouri
In 2010, the U.S. News and World Report rated the University of Missouri in Columbia as being among the Country’s best fifty public schools. The school, which was founded in 1839, is the largest public research university in California. A bachelor of Journalism program with over thirty majors is offered at the school; in addition to a Master of Arts in Journalism, in many focus areas. Professionals who want to pursue instructional journalism or research-based careers could enroll for the school’s Doctor of Philosophy in Journalism program. Journalism skills are imparted to students by giving them an opportunity to work with websites and radio stations, apart from two in-house journals, namely, the Global Journalist magazine and Columbia Missourian newspaper.
List of Ten Leading Journalism Schools in the United States School Name Distinction Location
Columbia University First graduate-degree granting journalism University in the United States New York, New York
Indiana University – Bloomington Ernie Pyle Scholars honors program in journalism Bloomington, Indiana
Northwestern University Graduate Students are offered Global Journalism Residency Program Evanston, Illinois
Ohio University Produced thirteen Pulitzer Prize-winning alumni Athens, Ohio
Syracuse University Less than nine percent acceptance rate, which makes this an exceptionally selective journalism school Syracuse, New York
University of California – Berkeley Knight Digital Media Center’s journalism tutorials Berkeley, California
University of Florida Nation’s second-largest bachelor journalism program Gainesville, Florida
University of Maryland – College Park Journalism faculty has Pulitzer Prize winners College Park, Maryland
University of Missouri – Columbia First journalism school in the world Columbia, Missouri
University of North Carolina Special programs in journalism including science and medical journalism Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE no longer have a REAL accurate resource for STATISTICS------any media outlet can provide any statistic or poll designed to promote paying INSTITUTIONS/CORPORATIONS.
Our Democratic states and public universities with JOURNALISM SCHOOLS used to graduate students who sounded JUST LIKE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT MARYLAND. Today, those journalism schools have been CLINTON NEO-LIBERAL graduating students to protect WEALTH AND POWER----GLOBAL CORPORATIONS AND GLOBAL BANKING.
Below we see yet another listing of TOP TEN JOURNALISM SCHOOLS-----so, please disregard all these advertising hype. We need REAL JOURNALISM SCHOOLS speaking from a REAL 99% POPULIST voice.
List of Top Ten Best Journalism Schools in US
Home \ USA \List of Top Ten Best Journalism Schools in USHere you can see a List of Top Ten Best Journalism Schools in US with there locations and contacts.
Journalism refers to gathering, processing and disseminating of the events, facts, figures. It includes analyzes of the present. It also involves to foresee the future, in light present and past. Thus, it can be said that journalism is a profession that demands high. Demand includes skill, knowledge, cognitive power, and inner drive continue the profession, from its practitioners. It is supposed to be one of the most difficult jobs. It is because of the inbuilt snags in it this profession. They reason, why some people count journalism to be one of the worst profession is the low pay, more working hours, and the uncertainty involved in it. It is a high demanding job. It requires you to remain standing 24/7. Besides this all, there are number of people who yet opt journalism as their profession. It may be because of their aptitude and personality that become congruent with the needs of a profession. Whatsoever, it is obvious that for being a successful journalist that you are to hold the skills and knowledge required for it. Moreover, you are to have a well-groomed personality, as well as exposure to the external world is required. For all this, you have to get the education of journalism from such an institution, which is capable of building all these things in yourself. And also, the institution should be of high caliber. That after passing out from it, you can start your professional career with high pays. Let’s have a look at the colleges of journalism, whose students start to get good pays as soon as they pass out from there.
10.UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-IRVINE:
In 2014, this institution was ranked 7th in the list of top 100 global institutions. It was founded in 1965 in California. Presently, it has more than 30,000 students and more than 1100 faculty persons. There are more than 30 schools and 40 departments in this university. Along with a wide range of other disciplines, this university offers a renowned degree of literary journalism. It is an emerging field of study. It is known by various names like creative nonfiction and the literature. Thus, the students completing this degree become capable of producing impeccable writings. Average earning of a student, after passing out from here, is $33,000 per year.
This institution was founded back in 1898 in Boston. It has more than 65 departments, and more than 125 programs are offered here. Of all the schools, this institution has a proficiently working School of Journalism. It is known as Northeastern school of journalism. This school comes from the College of Art, Media and Design. All those students who want to gain a strong background in writing skills, reporting, and interviewing techniques are welcomed here. Moreover, the students also gain multimedia skills that are required for the Today’s digital newsroom.
Founded in 1935, this is a private Christian institute. It welcomes students of all faith and traditions. This institution is situated in Los Angeles County, California. There are five colleges working under Pepperdine. Seaver is the college, under which the division of journalism comes. It is claimed by the college that its journalism degree provides a good base to the students in writing, inquiry and research. The college foster to train the ethically skilled, innovative and careful students who would be best professionalism.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has a private university located in its heart. It is informally known as LEHIGH. This institute was started in 1865. Co-education system was introduced here in 1971. This institution has 5000 undergraduate students and 2000 graduate students. Offering more than 2000 programs, there are about 40 sections in this institute. Journalism has been taught here since 1892. A newspaper known as The Brown and White as published by its students. Undergraduate classes were started here in 1925. The students of this institution are usually be able to get jobs in best institutions of journalism like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, ABC News and other media outlets.
6.NEW York UNIVERSITY:
It Is one of the largest universities in USA. It is a private institute in New York City, with the main campus in Greenwich Village. This institute was founded in 1831. There are 17 academic sections for graduate level and 12 schools for undergraduate level. Of these all, there is a section of journalism, known as Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. The norms of this institution are well aware of the proficiency required for this profession. It prepares its students have both cognitive and intuitive skills required to analyze the issues. It makes its students able to write, report, investigate and inquire. This institution is also keen to teach its students moral and ethical professionalism. Due to this all, we place it on number 6 in the ranking.
5. GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY:
This institution is situated in Foggy Bottom near Washington, D.C. It was founded in 1821, as “Columbian College in the District of Columbia”. However, in 1904, its name was replaced with George Washington University. There are ten different schools of different disciplines under which students get an education. School of Media and Public Affairs is a specialized school for journalism. This school is keen to give its students a broad knowledge of media, news casting, journalism and political communication. A student, after passing to from this institution is usually able to get a job, yielding almost $40,000 a year.
4.Northwestern University (NU):
This institution was founded 1851. It has its campuses in Evanston and Chicago in the city if Illinois, United States. This private institute charges high fees from its students. That’s why it is the 4th most expensive university of US. NU has twelve schools and colleges working under it. It offers more than 124 undergraduate and 145 graduate degrees. Medill School of Journalism is the section that offer degrees in integrated marketing communications and journalism. This school was initiated in 1921. It has earned a good standing for its academic distinction. For its fame and level of prophesies which it builds in its students, we place this university at number 4 in the list.
3.Washington and Lee University:
This university was founded in 1749, almost three centuries age. It is located in a rural area of 325 acres in Lexington, Virginia, United States. There are 61 sections at this university. Department of Journalism and Mass Communications is one of them. The degree offered by this college would be known as degree of Bachelor of Arts. It offers two major i.e. Journalism and Strategic Communication. The college is keen to build a strong basis of liberal arts in their students. It also gives its student a rigorous experience in communication, research and analytical thinking. That’s why, the institution’s graduates are renowned for the industry, and we places its 3rd position in the ranking.
It is a private university in Boston, informally known as BU; This institution was founded in 1839. Presently, it has almost 33000 students in its enrollment. There are two campuses of this institute. These campuses are subdivided in eighteen schools and colleges. The University offers a wide range of degrees in multiple fields of study. College of Communication is the section offering the studies of journalism. There are 16 different courses being learned here at the college. The college understands that journalism do not demand to only have a certain set of skill, but it also requires an intellectual breadth and drive to question about the things happening around. A student of this college can earn more than $48,000 a year after getting employed. Thus, this university secure 2nd position in the list of best universities of journalism in USA.
1.UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
It Is one of the highly renowned universities is US, having a long history? It was founded in 1880. It is the oldest University of California. This private institution has a main campus in Los Angles. USC has named to be the best for the education of Journalism. There is a separate school of journalism working under this institution. That is known as USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. This school was founded in 1971. This school offers degrees of B.A in Communication, M.A in global communication, public diplomacy and strategic public relations. Last but not the least, of Ph.D. in communication. A student who passes out from here in highly regarded by the market and most able to earn more than $54, 000 a year.
'Journalism for Justice/Storytelling for Sustainability: News Media Education for a New Future'
This media outlet COMMON DREAMS is a far-right wing global banking 1% CLINTON NEO-LIBERAL media outlet and this article is written from a TEXAS journalist---PRETENDING to be radical ---left ----populist. There is nothing in TEXAS tied to being LEFT.
After the 2008 economic crash we were told the only way for populist voice in journalism was SOCIAL MEDIA -----writers looking for FOUNDATION GRANTING ------to escape CORPORATE JOURNALISM.
What we got over these several years since 2008 economic crash was total chaos in what is REAL INFORMATION-----and we got a removal of our US 99% of WE THE PEOPLE from schools graduating students who actually get PROFESSIONALLY PAID JOURNALISM jobs.
This format of TELLING OUR STORIES------in social media is an insult------all journalism----all voices on this social media like FACEBOOK and websites can and will be DELETED en masse. These voices will disappear.
WE CALL CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT MARYLAND REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE policy discussions REAL INFORMATION TIED TO REALITY OF 99% OF WE THE PEOPLE BLACK, WHITE, AND BROWN.
There is a difference between STORY-TELLING and PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM. The US 99% have been relegated to STORY-TELLING-----very TRIBAL AND PRIMITIVE.
The students in journalism schools used to be 99% WE THE PEOPLE as professional journalists when US journalism had credibility----being PUBLIC INTEREST.
Here is FAKE JOURNALISTIC JUSTICE notice the word SUSTAINABLE
Monday, September 14, 2009
Can Journalism Schools Be Relevant in a World on the Brink?
Journalism schools have much in common with the mainstream news media they traditionally serve. As the business model for conventional corporate journalism collapses and digital technologies reshape the media landscape, journalism schools struggle with parallel problems around curricula and personnel.
As I begin my third decade of teaching journalism, I hear more and more students doubting the relevance of journalism schools -- for good reasons.
The best of our students are worried not just about whether they can find a job after graduation but also whether those jobs will allow them to contribute to shaping a decent future for a world on the brink.
Can journalism and journalism education be relevant as it becomes increasing clear that the political, economic, and social systems that structure our world are failing us on all counts? Do these institutions have the capacity to see past the problems of falling ad revenues and outdated curricula, and struggle to understand the crises of our age? Can journalists and journalism educators find the courage to grapple with these challenges?
The question isn't whether journalism and education are important in a democratic society but whether the institutions in which those two endeavors traditionally have been carried out can adapt -- not only to the specific changes in that industry, but to that world in crisis.
My answer is a tentative "yes, but" -- only if both enterprises jettison the illusions of neutrality that have hampered their ability to monitor the centers of power for citizens and model real critical thinking for students.
Journalism's business problems provide an opportunity for journalism education to remake itself, which should start with a declaration of independence from the mainstream media and a renunciation of the corporate media's allegiances to the existing power structure.
Our only hope is in getting radical, going to the root of the problems.
Toward that end, I proposed a new mission statement to my faculty colleagues in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. I argued that by stating bluntly the nature of the crises we face in today's world and breaking with our longstanding subordination to the industry, we could offer an exciting alternative to students who don't want to repeat the failures of our generation.
It quickly became clear that while some colleagues agreed with some aspects of the statement below, only a handful would endorse it as a mission statement. Some disagreed with my assessment of the crises we face, while others thought it politically ill-advised to criticize the industry and corporate power so directly. But nothing in that discussion dissuaded me from my conclusion that if journalism education is to be relevant in the coming decades, we must change course dramatically.
So, I offer this mission statement to a broader audience as one starting point for debate about the future of journalism schools, which must be connected to a discussion about the fundamental distribution of wealth and power in the larger world. Journalism alone can't turn around a dying culture, of course, but it can be part of the process by which a more just and sustainable alternative emerges.
Journalism for Justice/Storytelling for Sustainability: News Media Education for a New Future
Schools of journalism must recognize that our work goes forward in a society facing multiple crises -- political and cultural, economic and ecological. These crises are not the product of temporary downturns but evidence of a permanent decline if the existing systems and structures of power continue on their present trajectory.
These failing systems produce too little equality within the human family and too much devastation in the larger ecosystem. We face a world that is profoundly unjust in the distribution of wealth and power, and fundamentally unsustainable in our use of the ecological resources of the planet. The task of journalism is to deepen our understanding of these challenges and communicate that understanding to the public to foster the meaningful dialogue necessary for real democracy.
The best traditions of journalism are based in resistance to the illegitimate structures of authority at the heart of our problems. From Thomas Paine to Upton Sinclair, Ida B. Wells and Ida Tarbell, the most revered journalists have had the courage to take a stand for ordinary people and against arrogant concentrations of power.
But today, commercial journalism is constrained by diversionary and deceptive claims to neutrality, leaving journalists trapped in a corporate-defined and -directed subservience to the status quo. Increasingly we live with a journalism that rarely speaks truth to power and routinely echoes the platitudes of the powerful. Even when journalists raise critical questions, too often it is within the parameters set by the wealthy and their political allies.
In a world in which an increasingly predatory global corporate economy leaves half the population living on less than $2.50 a day, can we ignore the call for justice? In a world in which all indicators of the health of the ecosystem that makes our lives possible are in dramatic decline, can we ignore the cry of the living world? Mass media have a moral responsibility to produce journalism for justice and storytelling for sustainability.
As the journalism industry faces a broken business model and struggles for solutions, there are great opportunities to reshape journalism to serve people and the planet, following the traditions of the spirited independent journalists of the past and present. The curriculum for this should not only offer training for a job but also inspire a collective search for the values and ideas that can animate a just and sustainable society. We invite you to join us in this exciting time for journalism. By remembering the inspirational lessons of our past and facing honestly the problems of the present, we help make possible a new future in which justice and sustainability define not just our dreams but our lives.
A note to critics: Some might argue that this mission statement threatens to "politicize the classroom."
This kind of complaint is based on the naïve notion that a curriculum in the humanities and social sciences can be magically constructed outside of, and unaffected by, the distribution of wealth and power in the larger society. The choices that go into all teaching -- from the identification of relevant problems, to the selection of appropriate materials, to the analyses offered in lectures -- are based on claims about the nature of a good life and a good society. The important questions are whether instructors are open with students about how those choices are made and can justify those choices on intellectual grounds. In other words, there is a politics to all teaching, but good teaching is more than the assertion of one's politics.
When a department constructs a curriculum that supports the existing distribution of wealth and power, challenges rarely arise.
Perhaps the most politicized departments on any college campus are in the business school, where the highly ideological assertions of corporate capitalism are rarely challenged and the curriculum is built on that ideology.
In a healthy educational institution with real academic freedom, we should encourage a diversity of approaches to complex questions.
This mission statement identifies problems and suggests we consider the systemic and structural roots of those problems without asserting simplistic solutions. Such an approach honors the best traditions in journalism and scholarship, offering a path for struggling with difficult questions rather than dictating simplistic answers.
These few decades of CLINTON.BUSH/OBAMA killed our US 99% REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE journalism-----which without coincidence is how ETHICAL JOURNALISM NETWORK----EJN ----describes SUSTAINABLE journalism. Global corporations provide curricula supporting EXISTING DISTRIBUTION OF POWER AND WEALTH.
'When a department constructs a curriculum that supports the existing distribution of wealth and power, challenges rarely arise'.
Notice 'challenges rarely arise'.
Below we see the UNITED NATIONS terms SUSTAINABILITY------we discussed how that is global corporate SUSTAINABILITY----not 99% POPULIST. The United Nations after these few decades of NEO-LIBERALISM AND NEO-CONSERVATISM----is filled with only global 1% extreme wealth extreme poverty. There are no voices for justice.
The main source of journalism in the past were OLD WORLD GLOBAL IVY LEAGUES like OXFORD, CAMBRIDGE in UK ---America has no OLD WORLD IVY LEAGUE universities or sources of JOURNALISM in MOVING FORWARD.
The consolidation back to GLOBAL BANKING 1% OLD WORLD KINGS-----is fast approaching. GLOBAL TED TALKS in the ONLINE equivalent of UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE JOURNALISM.
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- A Manifesto for Sustainable Journalism in South East Europe ...ethicaljournalismnetwork.org/resources/... They are partners in the Ethical Journalism Network programme – Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey – which is opening the door to fresh ideas on how to reverse the trend of falling public confidence and at the same time to build a viable and realistic future for sustainable ethical journalism.
MANIFESTOS always sound very populist----they are almost always promoted by global banking 1% -------and promoted by freemason STARS----so, this MANIFESTO coming from UNITED NATIONS telling us they are very POPULIST in journalism goals. What is true is this: all our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE journalism voice is being pushed ONLINE------TO INTERNET at the same time access to INTERNET will be available to only global corporations.
ETHICAL JOURNALISM NETWORK---UNITED NATIONS--
This publication is part of Building Trust in Media In South East Europe and Turkey, a three-year programme carried out by the Ethical Journalism Network in partnership with UNESCO and supported by the European Commission. The views expressed here are only those of the EJN.
However, trust in journalism is falling in the face of disinformation and political propaganda and a deep crisis for pluralism threatens Europe and the countries of South East Europe and Turkey.But change is on the way. Media and journalists’ leaders are coming together to break the cycle of corruption and undue political influence on journalism.
They are partners in the Ethical Journalism Network programme – Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey – which is opening the door to fresh ideas on how to reverse the trend of falling public confidence and at the same time to build a viable and realistic future for sustainable ethical journalism.
Already some leading news outlets in Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Macedonia have signed up. More media in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Albania and Turkey will join the process and a regional conference is planned in the year up to July 2019.
This innovative project strengthens journalism and identifies media that are committed to ethics and transparency. These independent newsrooms lead the way in public interest journalism. They are bulwarks of independent, ethical journalism and must be given support to keep democracy alive in the region.
Why does ethical journalism need support?Journalism is in crisis and needs urgent help, not least because of an information revolution that has created a whirlwind of change but has also broken the market models that used to provide revenues from advertising and circulation that paid for independent journalism.
In South East Europe and Turkey the crisis is even more profound given the history of conflict, propaganda and political pressure that has created a fragmented and polarised media environment.
Unless solutions are found that will help identify and support independent news outlets, news media will become increasingly the trophy possessions of oligarchs, political players and self-interested centres of power.
How do media show they are free and independent?Media across South East Europe have identified three critical areas which are benchmarks for quality and public trust:
Ethical News: Journalists and editors must show they are committed to cardinal principles of reporting, particularly through the adoption of a code of conduct for journalism which embraces the five core values of journalism developed by the Ethical Journalism Network – accuracy, independence, impartiality, humanity and transparency. These values are essential for embedding the ideals of accountable and responsible journalism.
Good Governance: The Ethical Journalism Network has launched Ethical Media Audits, a system of self-governance and reporting developed in consultation with regional owners, managers and editors. These help news media define the way they work according to basic standards of transparency and responsible management. These audits are a way of guaranteeing respect for human rights and preventing secret and corrupt forms of interference or conflicts of interest in the ownership and management of media.
Self-regulation: All media must be committed to correcting their mistakes, engaging with their audience, and demonstrating their commitment to serve the public. They do this by having internal and accessible systems of self-regulation and by working with other news media to create national systems of independent media regulation that are free of pressure from political or special interests.
How will trustworthy media be identified and monitored?
Adopting codes of conduct, signing up to Ethical Media Audits and supporting self-regulation principles can be easily done, but that is not enough. Building public trust requires a system of monitoring to ensure that media are keeping their promises.
SELF-REGULATING LIKE THE WALL STREET REGULATORS?
The Ethical Journalism Network is working at national and European level to help establish new systems – such as the Journalism Trust Initiative led by Reporters Without Borders – that will try to create a trusted cross-border system to support the best of journalism and to identify those media that are leaders in setting standards.
Media in South East Europe and Turkey have an opportunity, through this programme, to become frontline defenders of public interest journalism and to lead the campaign to build public trust in news media across Europe.
With this in mind, the Ethical Journalism Network plans to help establish a regional network of leading media in South East Europe that recognises ethical journalism at national and regional levels. These are the media that democracy needs. They hold political and corporate centres of power to account. They are brands that the public can trust.
Who will pay for trusted journalism?
The media identified in the programme – Building Trust in Media and South East Europe and Turkey – are at the heart of the movement for sustainable and reliable journalism. To survive in an uncertain media environment they need to be protected from political interference.
But that will not be enough. Independent news media will also need access to new forms of revenue and financial support – a mix of funding that includes traditional commercial income as well as public subscription and donations.
A number of different streams of financial support can be identified – both public and private – but what is needed is a mechanism to ensure that streams of funding come without strings attached and that editorial independence is protected.
Using the EJN programme journalists and news media can earn the trust of the public through their commitment to editorial independence, ethical journalism and transparency in the ownership and management of the news industry. To support this work and to join this campaign contact the EJN South East Europe Programme team.
Ethical News Values
News media that are a public good understand why their journalism is not just about free expression. They know that what makes journalism different from free expression is that reporters and editors express themselves through the ethics and values that underpin the profession of journalism.
These core values have been established over the past 100 years in more than 400 editorial codes drawn up by media professionals and they are the rules that define how journalists do their work. The values that underpin these codes have been identified by the Ethical Journalism Network and guide our work. They are:
- Accuracy and fact-based reporting: No disinformation or malicious lies;
- Independence and critical thinking: No propaganda or bias;
- Impartiality: Fair to all and inclusive of all sides of opinion;
- Humanity: Showing care and sensitivity to all groups;
Our Mission and Our Role:
1. Company commitment to good governance and ethical standards
2. How much journalism we have produced
3. How company protects editorial independence
4. How the company deals with complaints and concerns of audience
Who We Are, How we Work:5. Management and ownership of the company
6. Information on economic performance
7. Industrial relations, labour standards and training activity
8. Safety and Protection of Journalists and Media Staff
Our Vision of the Future:9. Company objectives and targets
10. Industry trends
SELF REGULATION AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY ---ISN'T THAT AN OXYMORON?
Self-Regulation and Public Accountability
Public interest journalism is accountable to the audience and public it serves. News media ensure this in three ways:
They encourage their staff to be responsible and to support ethical behaviour, recognising that ethical journalism begins at the level of the individual. Every journalist should have the freedom to report freely, but each must take responsibility for their actions.
They create internal systems for self-regulation to deal with the complaints and the opinions of the audience about how the company works. Such internal systems may involve special positions, for example the appointment of readers’ editors, but they ensure that newsrooms listen to the concerns of the public.
Where appropriate they will also be members of a national media self-regulation process – usually through a press or media council – that can take up complaints from the public if the internal systems provided by media do not resolve problems.
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Transparency: Being open to the audience and correcting mistakes.
Below we see one such SUSTAINABLE JOURNALISM structures-----they are all tied to CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS------controlled by billionaire calling itself POPULIST because local people are drawn into STORY-TELLING.
This format promotes ONLINE INTERNET TECHNOLOGY SOCIAL MEDIA as journalism. We recently read in NATIONAL FAKE NEWS media--where social media corporations like FACEBOOK and YOUTUBE were starting to censure this 'DEMOCRATIC' internet platform for 99% populist journalism.
CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS LIKE LENFEST-------
SIMPLY DROVE A TEMPORARY TRANSITION OF 99% JOURNALISM VOICE TO A VENUE ABSOLUTELY SURE TO DISAPPEAR IN MOVING FORWARD. IT IS FALSE HOPE IN OUR US DESIRE TO MAINTAIN FREE SPEECH---FREE PRESS---OPEN TO ALL CITIZENS.
This format for JUSTICE JOURNALISM is happening globally-----what is local is being made ONE WORLD ONE MEDIA OUTLET---
H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest.
'The Institute’s Board of Managers includes leading digital news leaders, accomplished media software entrepreneurs, leading journalism academics, community leaders and philanthropists'.
Local Journalism, Innovation, Democracy
The Lenfest Institute for Journalism is the first-of-its-kind non-profit organization whose sole mission is to develop and support sustainable business models for great local journalism. The Institute was founded in 2016 by cable television entrepreneur H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest. Lenfest gifted to the Institute an initial endowment of $20 million, which has since been supplemented by other donors, for investment in innovative news initiatives, new technology, and new models for sustainable journalism. Lenfest also gifted his ownership of the Philadelphia Media Network (The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and philly.com, the Philadelphia region’s largest local news website) and these news properties now serve as a live lab for the Institute’s innovation efforts. The Institute is overseen by a Board of Managers including news executives, media entrepreneurs, software and technology executives, philanthropists, community leaders and leading academics.
The Philadelphia news properties are now the largest newspapers in America operated as a public-benefit corporation, under the non-profit ownership of the Institute, dedicated solely to the mission of preserving local journalism nationwide. These news properties will also serve as a live lab for the Institute’s innovation investments.
With this organizational structure in place, the endowment for the Institute is able to receive additional donations from individuals, foundations, corporations and other entities for the mission of continuing journalism, all of which are tax-deductible through The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF). A publicly supported foundation, TPF manages assets of over $392 million and more than 900 charitable funds established by its fund holders.
In September 2016, the Board of the Managers for The Lenfest Institute for Journalism named Jim Friedlich, a veteran Wall Street Journal executive and media investor, as its CEO and Executive Director. David Boardman, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative news editor (The Seattle Times) and Dean of the Temple University School of Media & Communications, was appointed Vice Chairman and head of the Programs Committee of the Institute Board of Managers.
The Institute’s Board of Managers includes leading digital news leaders, accomplished media software entrepreneurs, leading journalism academics, community leaders and philanthropists.
CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS as public media funding sources is what turned our once totally FEDERAL FUNDED local public media stations into CORPORATE FOUNDATION funded media called 'PUBLIC'. This happened during CLINTON-ERA 1990S----as our public media funding policies were DEREGULATED.
This LENFEST is simply taking this CORPORATE FOUNDATION funding once aimed at US PUBLIC MEDIA and creating global internet formats separate from our US PUBLIC MEDIA----which is being DISMANTLED and DEFUNDED.
CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS like LENFEST and ETHICAL JOURNALISM NETWORK educate their own set of citizen journalists------not anything like our old-school local community media.
H.F. Lenfest, Philadelphia media mogul and philanthropist, dies at 88
H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest in 2016. He gave away most of his $1.2 billion fortune to charity. (Rich Schultz/AP)
By Associated Press
August 5, 2018
H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, who made a $1 billion fortune in the cable industry and gave almost all of it away, supporting schools, museums, journalism and the arts in Philadelphia and beyond, died Aug. 5 at a hospital in Philadelphia. He was 88.
The cause was complications from chronic illness, said Fred Stein, a family spokesman.
Mr. Lenfest and his wife, the former Marguerite Brooks, made about $1.2 billion when they sold Suburban Cable to Comcast in 2000. The Lenfests immediately set out to give away the fortune. By 2014, as Mr. Lenfest stepped in to help Philadelphia’s ailing newspapers, he estimated he had given away $1.1 billion.
“Money is a responsibility when you have that kind of wealth. I’ve tried to do right by it. Perhaps the greatest opportunity came with the ownership of these newspapers,” Mr. Lenfest said in 2016 when he donated the Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister publications to a newly created nonprofit. “What would this city be without the Inquirer and Daily News?”
The Lenfests also gave to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Foundation, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Mr. Lenfest’s alma maters: Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., and Columbia University.
Marguerite’s alma mater, Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., also received funds. Mr. Lenfest also gave $50 million to champion the new Museum of the American Revolution, which opened in April 2017 and, he felt, provided the “missing link” to tie together the city’s historic sites.
At opening ceremonies for the Museum of the American Revolution in 2017, Mr. Lenfest was joined by former vice president Joe Biden, a representative of the Oneida Nation and a reenactor portraying George Washington. (Matt Rourke/AP)Their three children didn’t need the money — they were given stakes in Mr. Lenfest’s cable company when it wasn’t worth much — and Mr. Lenfest said he feared a permanent foundation would do more to perpetuate itself than help others.
“During your lifetime, you can direct how your wealth is spent for the most good. But after your death, it is problematic. You don’t have the control,” he told the Inquirer in 2004.
Within four years, the Lenfests had given away $325 million and dropped off Forbes magazine’s list of the 400 richest Americans. Nearly half that money — $150 million — went to a foundation named for them that must spend its last penny within 20 years of the last spouse’s death.
At age 84, in June 2014, Mr. Lenfest unexpectedly became the sole owner of the Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com after business partner Lewis Katz died in a plane crash days after they paid $88 million to buy the company from rival co-owner George Norcross.
Though the Lenfests lived a luxurious life with yachts, expensive cars and multiple homes, friends described them as down-to-earth. They spent much of their time at their house in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., which they bought for $35,000 in 1966. With no help, the Lenfests cooked for guests.
Harold FitzGerald Lenfest and his twin sister, Marie, were born in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 29, 1930. They soon moved to Scarsdale, N.Y., where their father worked in the shipping industry, and later to a farm near Lambertville, N.J.
Mr. Lenfest received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington and Lee in 1953, and two years later married Brooks. In addition to his wife and his sister, survivors include three children, Brook J. Lenfest, H. Chase Lenfest and Diane Lenfest Myer; and four grandchildren.
Mr. Lenfest served in the Navy and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1958.
He worked for a New York law firm before landing a job in 1965 with Walter Annenberg’s Triangle Publications, which owned TV Guide, Seventeen magazine, several TV and radio stations, and cable franchises.
In 1973, Annenberg decided to sell the cable assets. Mr. Lenfest, with the help of two investors, ended up buying the system in Lebanon, Pa.
“I was editorial director and publisher of Seventeen magazine and I had an office on Park Avenue. I had a good salary,” Mr. Lenfest recalled in 2000. “I left all that to work out of my basement for 12 years, not nationally known, not a good salary. I used to sleep on the sofa in Lebanon, because I couldn’t afford a hotel room.”
That one system in Lebanon eventually became Suburban Cable, the 11th-largest cable company in the country.
Mr. Lenfest expanded slowly at first. He grew the system in Lebanon, set up cable franchises in towns around Philadelphia and by 1981 the company had about 40,000 subscribers. The company acquired systems in and around San Francisco and pushed hard to expand in the Philadelphia area.
By the time Mr. Lenfest sold Suburban to Comcast in 2000, it had 1.2 million subscribers.