FACTS :

 

  • Number of journalists killed in combat highest for three years - 19 December 2016
    "NGO says at least 26 killed in fighting in 2016, although overall deaths fell on 2015...
    The latest analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists found that at least 48 journalists were killed due to their work
    between 1 January and 15 December 2016, with 26 killed in fighting."

    (theguardian.com)

    En 2016, 57 journalistes ont été tués dans le monde, dont 19 en Syrie - 19 December 2016
    "Cette baisse significative par rapport à 2015 (67 journalistes tués) s'explique par le fait que de plus en plus de journalistes
    fuient les pays devenus trop dangereux, selon RSF...
    La Syrie et le Mexique, pays les plus meurtriers au monde pour les journalistes."

    (20minutes.fr)

  • Fears grow for the 16th journalist abducted in Yemen this year - 18 November 2016
    "Former website editor was taken from his home a month ago by Houthi militia."

    (theguardian.com)

  • 13 countries where journalists have been killed with impunity - 27 October 2016
    "New ‘global impunity index’ reveals that Islamist groups have murdered a large number of reporters and photographers without fear of being punished."

    (theguardian.com)

  • Revenge of the tabloids - 27 October 2016
    "Rocked by the phone-hacking scandal and haemorrhaging readers, the rightwing tabloids seemed to be yesterday’s news. 
    But now, in Theresa May’s Brexit Britain, they look more powerful than ever."

    (theguardian.com)

 

  • NEWSEUMed (newseumed.org)

    "Register for NewseumED to get free, complete access to primary sources, interactive tools, lesson plans and much more...

    We develop and organize our materials to work in a broad range of classroom subject areas using three lenses:

    • Historical Connections, including:
      • Reading journalism as the first draft of history
      • Interpreting written and visual primary sources
    • Media Literacy, including:
      • Analyzing print and digital information and the importance of an informed citizenry
      • Understanding how the free press operates, including its strengths and shortcomings
    • Civics and Citizenship, including:
      • Balancing the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment with individual and community responsibilities
      • Leveraging the role of the free press in a democracy"

 

  • The New York Times Just Turned 160 - 21 September 2011
    "Last Sunday was the 160th anniversary of The New York Times. Throughout those years, The Times has created quite a reputation for itself and has even garnered the nickname the “newspaper of record.” These days, the paper is the third most popular in the world, only ranking behind The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, neither of which are location-based like The Times.
    But how did the paper get to be so well-respected and widely circulated? Read on to learn more about the illustrious “Gray Lady.”

    - The history of a legend
    - Controversies that made the paper
    - Changes to the icon
    - Things that make the Times special

    (neatorama.com)



    "The Times was founded on September 18, 1851 by journalist/politician Henry Jarvis Raymond..."


 

  • Freedom of the Press Worldwide in 2013 + an article (huffingtonpost.com)

     

  • PRESS TITANS :

    • Clash of the press titans - 14 July 2011 
      "The actions of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper group have drawn the wrath of Westminster, but this is not the first time that politicians have done battle with mighty press barons."

      - Stanley Baldwin v Lords Rothermere and Beaverbrook
      - Harold Wilson v Cecil King
      - Herbert Asquith v Lord Northcliffe
      - Clement Attlee v Lord Beaverbrook
      - Hearst: The definitive baron

      + AUDIO
      (BBC)

 

 

  • The strange decline of the paperboy - 3 June 2008
    "People in many areas of the country struggle to get a newspaper delivered.
    It's the burning issue in the world of the newsagent - where did all the newspaper boys and girls go?"

    (BBC)

 

  • PAPARAZZI :

    • A letter from Kensington Palace
      "Kensington Palace has today sent the attached letter to leaders of media industry bodies and standards organisations in the UK and in other international markets...
      I am writing to provide an overview of the current challenges facing Kensington Palace as we seek to protect Prince George and Princess Charlotte from harassment and surveillance by paparazzi photographers...
      Paparazzi photographers are going to increasingly extreme lengths to observe and monitor Prince George's movements and covertly capture images of him to sell to the handful of international media titles still willing to pay for them. 
      One recent incident – just last week – was disturbing, but not at all uncommon..."

      (from Jason Knauf, Communications Secretary, Kensington Palace)
      (princeofwales.gov.uk)