A friend pointed out this video from the BBC. It shows the wealth and population growth in 200 countries during the past 200 years in just 4 minutes.
Lots of data made easy to comprehend.
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Bad news folks. The latest Gallup Survey on Honesty and Ethics shows that journalists are seen as less honest and ethical than bankers. At least we are better than lawyers and politicians.
Interestingly 23 percent of those surveyed rate TV reporters (23%) as more honest and ethical than newspaper reporters (22%). Read more »
New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen takes a look at Wikileaks, what it is and what it means to journalism.
The BBC wanted to report on the situation of Paul and Rachel Chandler, a British couple who spent more than a year kidnapped in Somalia. It was a major story but legal steps taken by the Chandler family prevented the media from saying anything until the Chandlers were released.
The couple’s family had gone to court in the UK and asked a judge to grant them what’s called a ‘super-injunction ‘ - a legal measure that’s caused controversy as it has often been used by celebrities to stop newspapers publishing stories about their private lives.
Webinar to explain the methodology behind demographic analysis, why it is conducted and how it relates to 2010 Census numbers and other U.S. population figures being released by the Census Bureau.
This is useful in understanding how and why the Census Bureau assembles and distributes its data.
There are many who continue to see the media as being too worried about being politically correct. There is a fine line between being politically correct and sensitive to how a word or phrase will affect a person or group of people. And I am not sure a lot of editors and reporters have figured out where that line is yet.
I remember several years ago a newspaper -- I think it was in Minnesota -- installed a word proicessing macro that automatically changed "black" to "African-American." Okay, no problem as long as someone looked to make sure the change was appropriate.
And one time it wasn't. There was a story about South Africa and apartheid. And sure enough in the story was "African-American South Africans."