Category Archives: Journalism

Uh, oh: Journalism censorship at one U.S. university?

You decide after reading this story from the Seattle Times. The editors of the university’s student newspaper The Spectator say it’s a good photo, one that they don’t regret putting on the cover of last week’s edition. That puts them … Continue reading

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Uh, oh: Russia accuses Western news media of interfering in recent presidential election

The Moscow Times takes a look at the evidence. Vladimir Putin won a fourth presidential term in a March 18 vote that international observers say was devoid of competition. Last year, Russia began to label international media organizations “foreign agents” … Continue reading

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Russian lawmakers considering bill that would levy massive fines for fake news

RT has the story. Once the bill is passed into law, all owners of “public networks” or websites that attract over 100,000 visitors daily would have to delete fake news that touches upon important subjects, as well as any other … Continue reading

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(Now fired) columnist: Women who have abortions should be hanged

An excerpt from today’s Morning Media Newsfeed, published by AdWeek: The Atlantic fired recent hire and highly criticized columnist Kevin Williamson, who said people who get abortions should be hanged. (Adweek) In an email to his staff Thursday afternoon, the … Continue reading

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Pakistani newspaper decries “Indian brutality” in Kashmir

Late Monday (U.S. EDT), I noted that Indian and Pakistani newspapers offered clearly different interpretations of what was causing unrest inside India and in Kashmir. That unrest has continued, and the Pakistani newspaper continues to frame what is happening as … Continue reading

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Facebook, to media: See, we’re helping. Media, to Facebook, well…

An extended excerpt from today’s The Media Today newsletter, produced by the Columbia Journalism Review: As Facebook continues to take fire for leaving the media industry twisting in the wind with its new algorithm changes, not to mention distributing fake … Continue reading

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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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