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thoughts on an arrest of a journalist

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<p>This morning, Minnesota State Police arrested CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and his camera crew as they were reporting live on the air on the protests in Minneapolis.</p> <p>The event is confounding and unforgivable because there is no reasonable alternative explanation for the events.</p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2020/05/29/thoughts-on-an-arrest-of-a-journalist/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “thoughts on an arrest of a journalist”</span></a></p>

“Embarrassing” and “ridiculous.” I’m not sure if these journalists are describing the Daily Northwestern or themselves.

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<p>After The Daily Northwestern apologized for actions by its student journalists during a recent campus visit by former attorney general Jeff Sessions, the professional journalists began to pile on.</p> <p>Robert Feder, known for his coverage of the Chicago media scene, <a href="https://www.robertfeder.com/2019/11/12/daily-northwestern-nothing-apologize-except-apology/">described the Daily’s editorial as “bizzare” and “embarrassing.”</a></p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2019/11/12/embarrassing-and-ridiculous-im-not-sure-if-these-journalists-are-describing-the-daily-northwestern-or-themselves/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> ““Embarrassing” and “ridiculous.” I’m not sure if these journalists are describing the Daily Northwestern or themselves.”</span></a></p>

Student journalists: do better.

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<figure class="wp-caption"> <p><img src="https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ad689-1f73wblnfegkkf84pw7sibq.jpeg?w=960&ssl=1" data-recalc-dims="1" data-lazy-src="https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ad689-1f73wblnfegkkf84pw7sibq.jpeg?w=960&is-pending-load=1#038;ssl=1" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" class=" jetpack-lazy-image" loading="lazy"/><noscript><img src="https://i0.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ad689-1f73wblnfegkkf84pw7sibq.jpeg?w=960&ssl=1" data-recalc-dims="1"/></noscript><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Looking up at the Weber Arch at Northwestern University in Sep. 2015. Photo by Leo Ji.</figcaption></p></figure> <h4>If we want our readers to trust us, we need to listen to their criticisms — and not disparage them, as The Daily Northwestern’s opinion editor has done</h4> <p><span>B</span>efore I applied to the Medill, I was studying physics and computer science.</p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2018/04/20/student-journalists-do-better/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “Student journalists: do better.”</span></a></p>

Who will pay for journalism?

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<figure class="wp-caption"> <p><img src="https://leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/0*VfHYtwChN7tt3CK3." data-lazy-src="https://leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/0*VfHYtwChN7tt3CK3.?is-pending-load=1" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" class=" jetpack-lazy-image" loading="lazy"/><noscript><img src="https://leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/0*VfHYtwChN7tt3CK3."/></noscript><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@lifeofteej?utm_source=medium&utm_medium=referral" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Thomas Charters</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com?utm_source=medium&utm_medium=referral" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Unsplash</a></figcaption></p></figure> <h4>Answer: you, dear reader. And everybody else.</h4> <p>The root of this post lies within the saga currently playing out at The Los Angeles Times, which <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/los-angeles-times-owner-will-sell-paper-ending-a-long-troubled-relationship/2018/02/06/60f5f42e-0b5f-11e8-95a5-c396801049ef_story.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">is expected to be sold to one of the shareholders</a> of its Chicago-based parent company, Tronc.</p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2018/02/08/who-will-pay-for-journalism/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “Who will pay for journalism?”</span></a></p>

Technology + Journalism = ?

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<figure class="wp-caption"> <p><img src="https://i1.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/4db0c-1nsn1a2xvtv1exzcd8fpzha.jpeg?w=960&ssl=1" data-recalc-dims="1" data-lazy-src="https://i1.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/4db0c-1nsn1a2xvtv1exzcd8fpzha.jpeg?w=960&is-pending-load=1#038;ssl=1" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" class=" jetpack-lazy-image" loading="lazy"/><noscript><img src="https://i1.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/4db0c-1nsn1a2xvtv1exzcd8fpzha.jpeg?w=960&ssl=1" data-recalc-dims="1"/></noscript><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/p-xSl33Wxyc?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Farzad Nazifi</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/search/photos/technology-journalism?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Unsplash</a></figcaption></p></figure> <h4>Three definitions of the meaning of technology + journalism</h4> <p>I came to journalism from the exciting realm of computer science.</p> <p>And so, quite understandably, many people around me have excitedly discussed the potentials of “the intersection between technology and journalism.”</p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2018/01/27/technology-journalism/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “Technology + Journalism = ?”</span></a></p>

The divide between news and editorial

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<blockquote><p>For readers, however, that divide, no matter how firm, is often viewed as a distinction without a difference. “We have readers who’ve been reading the paper their whole lives and who understand those distinctions very well,” says Goldberg of the<em> LA Times</em>.</p></blockquote></p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2017/03/24/the-divide-between-news-and-editorial/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “The divide between news and editorial”</span></a>

Grammar, crash blossoms, and 140 characters

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<p>I was disturbed by this tweet from the New York Times National News account.</p> <p>It felt off. There was something about the grammar that I didn’t like. I spent over a minute trying to decipher what it meant.</p> <p><strong>How do you break down this headline?</strong></p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2017/03/18/grammar-crash-blossoms-and-140-characters/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “Grammar, crash blossoms, and 140 characters”</span></a></p>

Analytics data can and should be used to improve reporting.

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<figure> <p><img src="https://i1.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/19146-105b9si32anv-s0eflrp_uw.jpeg?w=960&ssl=1" data-recalc-dims="1" data-lazy-src="https://i1.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/19146-105b9si32anv-s0eflrp_uw.jpeg?w=960&is-pending-load=1#038;ssl=1" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" class=" jetpack-lazy-image" loading="lazy"/><noscript><img src="https://i1.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/19146-105b9si32anv-s0eflrp_uw.jpeg?w=960&ssl=1" data-recalc-dims="1"/></noscript><br /> </p></figure> <h4>Consumers are generally aware that their web interactions are tracked, and their interests and demographics are calculated. It’s time for editors and writers used that information to improve their reporting for their readers and audiences.</h4> <p>The role of journalism is has always been to inform people about <em>what they need to know</em>.</p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2017/02/13/analytics-data-can-and-should-be-used-to-improve-reporting/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “Analytics data can and should be used to improve reporting.”</span></a></p>

Regarding the future of journalism

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<figure> <p><img src="https://i1.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/5facb-1ue_bvm8yukc_hht97lgyfa.jpeg?w=960&ssl=1" data-recalc-dims="1" data-lazy-src="https://i1.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/5facb-1ue_bvm8yukc_hht97lgyfa.jpeg?w=960&is-pending-load=1#038;ssl=1" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" class=" jetpack-lazy-image" loading="lazy"/><noscript><img src="https://i1.wp.com/leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/5facb-1ue_bvm8yukc_hht97lgyfa.jpeg?w=960&ssl=1" data-recalc-dims="1"/></noscript><br /> </p></figure> <h4>I’m experimenting with a series of posts regarding the future of the journalism industry.</h4> <p>I’m probably underqualified to write this as a second-year undergraduate journalism student, but I’m also told to say something whenever “something doesn’t feel quite right,” so here goes: <strong>the journalism industry is in a critical condition.</strong></p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2017/02/12/regarding-the-future-of-journalism/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “Regarding the future of journalism”</span></a></p>