Journalism http://nwpr.org en The Oregonian Wins Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing http://nwpr.org/post/oregonian-wins-pulitzer-prize-editorial-writing <p>The Oregonian newspaper is among this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners. The organization is being recognized for a series of editorials it published last year on Oregon's Public Employee Retirement System, also known as PERS.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:37:53 +0000 David Nogueras 44381 at http://nwpr.org The Oregonian Wins Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing 'Stringer': Finding Your Feet In The Chaos Of Congo http://nwpr.org/post/stringer-finding-your-feet-chaos-congo In journalism, a stringer is a freelance reporter or photographer who gets paid on the basis of each story or picture sold. So, much of the time there's no regular salary, no living allowance, and often, no travel subsidy. It's a tough way to make a living; especially since the competition in a major market like New York or London is prohibitively fierce. The trick for a young journalist is to find a location rich in material but light on the competitive side; the more poverty-stricken, dirty, corrupt and dangerous, the better. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Ted Koppel 39813 at http://nwpr.org 'Stringer': Finding Your Feet In The Chaos Of Congo Well-Known Northwest Wine Writer Starts Wine Venture http://nwpr.org/post/well-known-northwest-wine-writer-starts-wine-venture <p>In the wine business one good review can mean a lot of money. Now, one of the most prominent wine writers in the Northwest is getting into the wine business himself. And that’s agitated some in the industry. Former Seattle Times columnist Paul Gregutt defends his winery in southeast Washington, but others see a conflict of interest. Correspondent Anna King reports from Waitsburg.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:24:47 +0000 Anna King 26276 at http://nwpr.org Well-Known Northwest Wine Writer Starts Wine Venture Dr. Pintak on "Here and Now": Pakistan Named The Most Dangerous Country For Journalists http://nwpr.org/post/dr-pintak-here-and-now-pakistan-named-most-dangerous-country-journalists <p>Dr. Lawrence Pintak, Founding Dean of The Edward R. Murrow&nbsp;College of Communication, is an expert on media and journalism in the Middle East. He was on today&#39;s edition of WBUR&#39;s <em>Here and Now </em>discussing the current state of journalism in Pakistan, where reporters are frequently targets for violence. As Dr. Pintak points out, the danger still doesn&#39;t deter many journalists from their mission to independently report on the state of their country, and pass those journalism values on to Pakistani students.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:34:16 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 5540 at http://nwpr.org Dr. Pintak on "Here and Now": Pakistan Named The Most Dangerous Country For Journalists Future Uncertain For OSU Camp To Foster Newsroom Diversity http://nwpr.org/post/future-uncertain-osu-camp-foster-newsroom-diversity <p>CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Non-white employees make up less than 13 percent of the nation&rsquo;s newsrooms, a shrinking percentage, according to the American Society of Newspaper Editors. For nearly 20 years, a rare summer program has encouraged more minority students in Oregon to consider journalism. But it lacks funding to ensure its future. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:53:56 +0000 Laura McCandlish 4008 at http://nwpr.org