Mythbusting

“I didn’t realize there are ‘coverage areas’ for news… Too bad huh?” These words came to me in [a comment posted to our Facebook page](https://www.facebook.com/dailychronicle/posts/10151183204615874?comment_id=24581150&offset=0&total_comments=8) in a thread complaining about our lack of coverage of a house explosion in Harrison that badly burned a 34-year-old woman. It began with [this comment](https://www.facebook.com/dailychronicle/posts/10151183204615874): >It’s so sad that… Continue reading Mythbusting

More issues related to quoting from social networking profiles

I wrote Wednesday about a social networking issue: [Should journalists quote from sources’ social media profiles?](http://www.news.hypercrit.net/2012/08/15/is-it-ok-to-quote-sources-from-social-network-posts) I had a few more thoughts to share that didn’t quite fit into that post, so I thought I’d file a kind of disjointed follow-up. ###The Heinous Crime Provision First of all, media organizations already quote regularly from personal… Continue reading More issues related to quoting from social networking profiles

NBC Montana reporter becomes involved in her own story

Our reporter Whitney Bermes passed this link on to me this morning. I think it’s a good opportunity for us to talk for a few minutes about journalism ethics. [NBC Montana reporter helps locate missing rafter](http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/NBC-Montana-reporter-helps-locate-missing-rafter/-/14594602/15683184/-/hffn0n/-/index.html) Emily Adamson, a reporter at KECI in Missoula writes in a story that a rafter went missing after being… Continue reading NBC Montana reporter becomes involved in her own story

Journalism nonprofit interviewing at the Chronicle today

Who needs newspapers? It’s the question of the day here at the Chronicle, where we are playing host to a video crew from the Who Needs Newspapers? project. The project, put together by a nonprofit called Valid Sources, seeks to interview the top brass and online people at one local newspaper in each state —… Continue reading Journalism nonprofit interviewing at the Chronicle today

Get your own hashtag!

Well, since everybody at the Montana Legislature discovered Twitter a couple weeks ago (even Republicans), the #mtleg hashtag has become rife with partisan tweets. So, reporter Emilie Ritter started a new press core-focused hashtag: #mtlegnews. [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/EmilieRitter/statuses/45516834056830976″] That tweet came through on Wednesday. Since then, the hashtag has seen slow adoption while its parent, #mtleg,… Continue reading Get your own hashtag!

Tom Brokaw talks new media with ASMSU Exponent editor

Last week, former NBC Nightly News anchorman Tom Brokaw was in town to accept an honorary doctorate from MSU, and he took the opportunity to speak with the editor of the ASMSU Exponent about the state and future of journalism.