Category Archives: Journalism

Brexit supporters are buffoons? Well, it might be time to rethink that.

The Times reports that the stereotype of the Brexit supporter as a moron who is lacking formal education needs to be reconsidered. The new stereotype, if that’s what we’re after, is harder to identify because, as the newspaper notes, more … Continue reading

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The place where journalism too often is a death sentence

As the Los Angeles Times reports, more and more journalists south of the border are getting out, before it’s too late. There are no good options for Mexican journalists on the run. Of the roughly 15 or so who fled … Continue reading

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UK PM May is angry about fake news

The following is taken from today’s “The Media Today” newsletter, distributed by the Columbia Journalism Review: President Donald Trump regularly rails against the “fake news” he says is published by The New York Times and CNN, but so far the … Continue reading

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They have a hell of a lot more courage than I ever will

WASHINGTON — Four journalists or film-makers who have gone undercover or who have otherwise tried to hide their identities spoke today about their experiences. They were joined by an attorney who often defends journalists in such cases. You can see … Continue reading

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Turkey is no friend of democracy or free press

The Wall Street Journal reports that one of its one has been sentenced to jail in Turkey. Her crime? Doing journalism. A Turkish court sentenced Wall Street Journal reporter Ayla Albayrak to two years and one month in prison Tuesday, … Continue reading

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You knew this would happen: Russia sends warning to U.S. journalists in that country that…

…they are likely to face restrictions. Reuters outlines the reasons. The foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said the full weight of the U.S. authorities was being brought to bear against RT’s operations in the United States, and that Moscow had … Continue reading

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Journalists banned from radio network

The Irish Times dissects what happens when one newspaper columnist writes something that a radio news executive doesn’t like. In his memo to staff, Mr Serle wrote that the decision had been taken because of “vile comments” made by Irish Times columnist … Continue reading

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