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Uber Exec Under Fire for Using ‘God View’ to Track Journalist

Uber Exec Under Fire for Using ‘God View’ to Track Journalist

By Josh Wolford November 19, 2014

In the wake of an Uber VP’s comments about possibly digging up user data and using it against critical journalists and the absolute crapstorm that followed, Uber says that it is investigating its top NYC exec for privacy violations. According …

Soledad O’Brien Signs on With Real Sports Soledad O’Brien Signs on With Real Sports

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Former CNN Soledad O’Brien will now appear on the HBO series Real Sports. HBO announced this week that O’Brien will become part of the investigative sports reporting show. According to the Associated Press, O’Brien’s first on-air story will be about …

News Crew Attacked by Upset Parent in Rhode Island News Crew Attacked by Upset Parent in Rhode Island

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A Rhode Island news reporter was attacked this week while reporting on a recent shooting. Abbey Niezgoda, a reporter for Providence’s ABC 6, reported this week that she was questioning the mother of a girl who was shot at a …

Hal McClure Dies; Journalist Was 92 Hal McClure Dies; Journalist Was 92

Journalist Hal McClure has died at the age of 92. According to an Associated Press report, McClure died at a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday following surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain that was caused by a …

TV Correspondent Killed in Syrian Fighting TV Correspondent Killed in Syrian Fighting

With the fighting in Syria showing no signs of slowing, those covering the civil war are now finding themselves in more danger than ever. According to a report from the Associated Press, a Syrian TV correspondent was gunned down on …

A.B.C. Whipple Dies; Author Was 94 A.B.C. Whipple Dies; Author Was 94

Addison Beecher Colvin (A.B.C.) Whipple, author and journalist, has died. The Associated Press reports that Whipple died on Sunday, March 17 from Pneumonia. Whipple is, perhaps, best known for his work as a Pentagon correspondent for Life magazine during World …

Stanley Karnow Dies: Vietnam Reporter Was 87 Stanley Karnow Dies: Vietnam Reporter Was 87

Stanley Karnow, a journalist most famous for covering the entirety of the Vietnam War, has died at the age of 87. According to an Associated Press report, Karnow died in his sleep on January 27 at his home in Potomac, …

Watch Joel Stein's 45-Minute Talk At Google [Video] Watch Joel Stein's 45-Minute Talk At Google [Video]

Google has uploaded video from a recent Authors@Google talk, featuring Joel Stein, journalist and author of “Man Made: A Stupid Quest For Masculinity”. If you’re a fan of the man and/or his work, check it out below: Other recent author …

Malcolm Browne Dies at 81, Journalist / Photographer Malcolm Browne Dies at 81, Journalist / Photographer

If you are familiar with the controversial self-immolation photo of the burning Thich Quang Duc, you are familiar with the Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Malcome Browne’s talented work. New York native Malcome Browne attended the quaker school of Friends Seminary during …

Google Hosts First "TechRaking" Conference Google Hosts First "TechRaking" Conference

Google and the Center for Investigative Reporting are hosting a conference today at Google headquarters dubbed “TechRaking” 2012. The conference was meant to “inspire muckraking by exploring tools that help reporters tell stories with greater interactivity, opportunities for long-form journalism …

Facebook Asks Journalists To Sign Non-Disclosures Facebook Asks Journalists To Sign Non-Disclosures
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Our old friend Facebook is being pretty uptight about their privacy. Reportedly, before a recent news conference, Facebook officials asked attending journalists to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which entailed protocol that they were to follow once they arrived at the …

Facebook: Thousands of Journalists Use Subscribe Feature Facebook: Thousands of Journalists Use Subscribe Feature

Facebook wants to be all things to everyone. You like Google+ because of the ability to create circles and separate out the elements of your life? Facebook saw that and emulated it quickly with Lists. You like Twitter because people …

Bloggers vs. Journalists As Told By Stock Photos Bloggers vs. Journalists As Told By Stock Photos
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The whole “what makes a journalist a journalist”/”are bloggers journalists?” discussion is one that won’t go away, and we’ve certainly weighed in on it a number of times. While preparing a recent piece on the subject, I was perusing our …

AP Stylebook Adds More Tech Terms AP Stylebook Adds More Tech Terms
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The 2011 print edition of the AP Stylebook is available today, and while the focus is on a brand new “Food Guidelines” section, the “journalist’s bible” has updated their social media guidelines section as well to include some new tech …

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Twitter Shows Embeddable Tweet Example
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Update: Twitter has made an update to tha post saying, "No, really. It’s very simple. Just a snippet of code you’ll be able to use to generate simple, selectable flat-HTML tweets like the one we used here."

More Journalists Using Facebook And Twitter
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More than a third (37%) of traditional journalists now contribute to Twitter and 39 percent produce content for a blog as part of their expanded duties, according to a new PRWeek/PR Newswire Media Survey.

"Across the board you can see a change in journalists’ behavior," said Sarah Skerik, VP of distribution services at PR Newswire.