This Week in #Journalism: Sports Journalism’s Integrity Question

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Did ESPN succumb to peer pressure?  The big boys are getting hacked, drone journalism is grounded and Al Jazeera’s reception is luke warm.

“ESPN was involved with a hard-hitting television series that delivered an unsavory depiction of professional football players. The N.F.L.’s commissioner was so perturbed that he complained to the chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, ESPN’s parent company. Not long after, ESPN stopped promoting the show, then decided to end its run after one season.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/sports/football/nfl-pressure-said-to-prompt-espn-to-quit-film-project.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all&

“Tuesday’s hacking of the New York Times also included similar attacks on Twitter and Huffington Post UK, although those outlets were not as widely affected as the completely KO’ed NYT website.”

http://www.deadline.com/2013/08/ny-times-website-hacked-wsj/

“According to Nielsen data for Monday as it kicked off its first full week, AJAM’s most popular primetime show was “America Tonight,” which attracted 27,000 viewers. In comparison, Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” drew 2.97 million, MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow” bagged 970,000, and CNN’s “Anderson Cooper” reeled in 627,000.”

http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/al-jazeera-america-launch-draws-weak-ratings-1200590849/

“Two fledgling programs created to teach journalism students how to use drones in their reporting are applying for permits so they can resume operating unmanned aircraft outdoors, their directors said this week. Both programs received cease-and-desist letters from the Federal Aviation Administration last month.”

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/2-drone-journalism-programs-seek-federal-approval-to-resume-flying/45653

On Quartz annotations: “Think of it like the margins of a book or memo, where the best and most insightful ideas are often found.”

http://qz.com/111748/you-can-now-leave-annotations-in-the-margins-of-quartz/

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