Category Archives: Robbie Shiver

Trauma journalism requires sensitivity, judgment

By ROBBIE SHIVER With the recent tragedy occurring right here on the campus of University of Miami, I think it’s important to talk about one of the toughest jobs a journalist has to do: reporting a tragedy. The job is … Continue reading

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Miami Heat draw both positive, negative coverage

By ROBBIE SHIVER As almost everyone can’t help but know by now, the Miami Heat had one of the most talked about off-seasons in NBA history. By retaining Dwyane Wade in free agency and signing both Lebron James and Chris … Continue reading

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North Korean ‘citizen’ journalism suggests possible change

By ROBBIE SHIVER North Korea is known, especially in Western nations, for oppression of its civilians, a corrupted dictatorship, and extremely heavy bias to the point of lying in the government controlled media. The situation in North Korea has been … Continue reading

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Salon seeks new online-only business model

By ROBBIE SHIVER Salon.com has been one of the premier online-only magazines for around 15 years. But they are now looking to link up with a major news outlet or newspaper because they cannot afford to stay independent. As Shira … Continue reading

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The future? What’s next if print is dying?

By ROBBIE SHIVER In a class yesterday, a teacher essentially told me that studying print journalism was a waste of my time. While he made some valid, yet obvious, points about how print is gone, he failed to see many … Continue reading

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Quinnipiac teaches entrepreneurship in journalism

By ROBBIE SHIVER Quinnipiac University is embarking on a new endeavor involving the way they teach real world applications of journalism to journalism majors. The journalism program is now linking with the business program in an entrepreneurship class that allows … Continue reading

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Continuing the journalism evolution — Using smartphones

By ROBBIE SHIVER While most of the recent talk for journalists involves how to use new media, multimedia, and social media to find better stories, I came across a story on a completely new way to report the news. WTOP, … Continue reading

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Williams case fallout: Opinions could be hard to come by

By ROBBIE SHIVER The story that has been all over the news in recent days is the National Public Radio firing of journalist Juan Williams for his comments made about Muslims on The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly. Williams said … Continue reading

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It’s the season for journalism and politics

By ROBBIE SHIVER With the elections in Miami-Dade County just a few weeks away, political bias among journalists is a hot topic. It is certainly a consistent ethical belief in the world of journalism that a reporter’s political view should … Continue reading

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Everyone can be a journalist

By ROBBIE SHIVER The phrase participatory journalist was new to me until last week. However, the meaning behind the phrase revolves around a topic in which everyone in the journalism field is well aware. Participatory journalism is the idea that … Continue reading

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Paying for news is growing trend for online newspapers

By ROBBIE SHIVER According to an article from Neon Tommy, the voice of Annenberg Digital News, the Boston Globe will begin charging for most online content starting in late 2011. While the article was short and to the point, it … Continue reading

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Old customs vs. high speed news

By ROBBIE SHIVER Is it truly possible for journalistic ethics, research, background checking, fact checking, and story finding techniques of the past to coexist with the high speed, quick and simple type of news stories that are in demand today? … Continue reading

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Journalism profession optimism remains high

By ROBBIE SHIVER If you were to ask a person on the street to categorize the current state of the journalism profession, many would simply say that it is “dying.” As we have learned, journalism truly cannot “die” because there … Continue reading

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E-mail is taken for granted

By ROBBIE SHIVER During our class discussions of the pros and cons of e-mail as a reporting tool for journalists, I took for granted that in America we all have e-mail accounts that we can use at will. E-mail is … Continue reading

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