Posts tagged with ‘international’

Intern Magazine Aims to Make Waves in Creative Industries (2:07)

A self-described “forthcoming, bi-monthly independent print publication concerned with interns and internships,” Intern Magazine aims to open a discussion on internship culture:

The magazine and this site have two main aims, the first of which is to provide a tactile showcase for the precocious talent currently working in these fields as interns or otherwise unpaid. Secondly, we are initiating a long overdue, frank debate about the current state of the intern culture and its potential implications in both the short and long term for the creative industries. 

Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook or donate to their Kickstarter by August 7.

Related: ProPublica’s crowd funded investigation of internships.

International News Sites Cover bin Laden’s Death (at varying decibels) →

Via Columbia Journalism Review

I can read Arabic and English, but my students make me look primitive, as many of them speak three or more languages, including German, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, Danish, and French.

We took a look at news websites around the world, and I asked students to translate when necessary. Here are a few of the things we saw.

Meanwhile, from the CPJ

Alerts over the past few days from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

  • Libya: CPJ has documented more than 50 attacks on the press since political unrest erupted in Libya last month. They include two fatalities, a gunshot injury, 33 detentions, five assaults, two attacks on news facilities, the jamming of Al-Jazeera and Al-Hurra transmissions, at least three instances of obstruction, and the interruption of Internet service. At least six local journalists are missing amid speculation they are in the custody of security forces.
  • Gaza: Hamas security forces raided media bureaus, assaulted journalists, and confiscated journalistic materials in Gaza today, punctuating another day of anti-press attacks in the restive region.
  • Yemen: Authorities expelled two Al-Jazeera correspondents, continuing a pattern of ousting international reporters.
  • Uganda: The forces attacked about a dozen journalists covering a protest rally in Jinja, eastern Uganda, organized by three opposition parties on March 11, according to local journalists. 
  • Bahrain: Bahraini authorities expelled a CNN reporter and briefly detained another international reporter on Wednesday amid an intensified crackdown on political unrest.

This is what reporters go through to get the rest of us the news.

In the face of heightened globalization and with the U.S. engaged in two wars, many mainstream news organizations have turned their backs on foreign news. Newspapers and television networks alike provide much less of it. Many outlets have shuttered overseas bureaus. But a handful of promising startups offer some hope for the future. — American Journalism Review