Matt J. Duffy wrote his dissertation on the use of unnamed sources. He teaches new media and journalism courses at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Duffy worked as a journalist for many years including stints at The Boston Herald, The Nashua (NH) Telegraph, the (Jackson, MS) Clarion-Ledger and the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal. He's served as a reporter, copy editor and news editor.
(Left to right) GlobalPost Executive Editor Charles M. Sennott, HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, and Egyptian journalist Abeer Saady, and me. I referenced these Principles of Journalism during a panel on the difficulty of training journalists at the International Press Institute’s World Congress in Amman, Jordan. These principles were developed by Bi […]
Here are the slides for my workshop today in Amman, Jordan, for the International Press Institute World Congress. Many thanks to Steve Buttry, digital first innovator, who provided much of the inspiration and information for the slides. Related posts: Law, Ethics, and Social Media: A Primer on US Copyright Law, Fair Use, and Defamation in a Digital World Law […]
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Anyone interested in exploring the boundaries of freedom of expression should start with the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The ICCPR is a United Nations Treaty that outlines the ideal goals by which governments should operate to both provide safety for the society while ensuring individual human rights. No country considers fr […]
The judge in the trial of the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal case just lifted the gag order that had prohibited defendants from talking to the press. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported: (Superior Court Judge Jerry) Baxter granted a motion jointly filed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News seeking to remove gag orders [ […]
The effect is depressing. Perhaps the troubles of the Arab Spring—unemployment, government corruption, and stagnant economic growth—could have been addressed if the news media weren’t beaten down by government harassment. But, these issues were ignored by a timid Arab press and allowed to fester. Related posts: On Middle East education and an ‘Arab Spring of […]