The editors of the Columbia Journalism Review write that it is necessary for journalists to start acting like journalism matters. They point to a recent column by an Italian freelancer on her plight covering Syria at an extremely low rate of pay, specifically the reaction it touched off as the most-read-ever piece on cjr.org. They argue that journalism generally refuses to acknowledge it is in a funk and instead turns on its own when criticism is aimed internally.
Journalism ethics in Zimbabwe get a failing grade, to say the least, in a new study by the Voluntary Media Council in that country. Before the turn of the century, journalists felt a sense of agency and financial well-being; since then, it has gone downhill economically and ethically, with greater interference and intimidation and more meagre pay.
Joshua Benton, who edits the Nieman Journalism Lab site, notes the unusual URL assigned to the interview the Washington Post conducted with its new owner, Jeff Bezos, in the Style category. There is an explanation in behind it, but Benton notes that the flow from print to digital isn't always optimal.