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Slough of despond

May 17, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news.

The news media seem depressed over the growing power of non-journalist bloggers, the indifference of the president, the rantings of religious zealots, the widespread suspicion of political bias in reporting and the increasing tendency of judges to ignore the rights of journalists to operate.

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Is AP writing its own obit?

May 17, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news.

The AP — a cooperative owned by its members — has softened the financial blow to its customers by promising that it will adjust its rates downward at the same time. This move, apparently, is to establish the principle that AP can lay on an extra charge for the use of its content in online venues.

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Covering Hurricane Katrina

May 17, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news.

The news coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath raised a number of important questions for the news media: how do you discuss race and poverty; should (and when) should journalists become advocates; why are pictures of looting and devastation so easy and pictures of kindness, courage and generosity so hard?

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What wasn’t covered

May 17, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news.

An interesting article on the Poynter.org web site gathers opinion from a number of journalism experts about the news media’s performance in 2005. One of the fascinating things about such assessments are the stories that these experts feel journalists ignored or provided less than adequate coverage for.

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Seeing Suffrage now available for the iPad on the iBookstore

November 28, 2012 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Alice Paul, news.

Now, as we approach the centennial of the Washington Suffrage Parade, a new book containing an explanation of the parade and more than 100 exquisite photographs has been published. Seeing Suffrage: The Washington Suffrage Parade, Its Photographs, and Its Effect on the American Political Landscape is now available as an iPad book on the iBookstore. The print edition of the book, published by the University of Tennessee Press, will be available sometime after January 1, 2013.

Seeing Suffrage: The iPad edition is on its way

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news.

The iPad edition of the book is nearly complete, and plans now are to have it available on the iBookstore by the first week in November. Because it is electronic and multimedia, the iPad edition will offer much more (and at a significantly lower price) than the print edition.

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