Joseph Weber, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism professor, writes for the Washington Post that journalists in China are gradually starting to stand up to their country's censors. On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, there is greater student journalist effort toward a free press. Weber led a survey on this matter with several Chinese journalism schools.
Ryan Chittum, writing for the Columbia Journalism Review, has put his finger on interesting traits of newsroom management: that it is not easy in an age of cuts and that those doing it were good reporters but not necessarily cut out for the responsibility. Chittum concludes journalism could spend more on training, but that in the end it is just plain hard.
When Huffington Post announced earlier this year that it wanted to end anonymous comments and provide a better platform for civil discourse online, it didn't reveal it would use Facebook's sign-on system to identify users. The move is imminent and HuffPo is getting an earful, Poynter reports. The question is whether it will depress traffic.