This year marks my sixtieth year as a member of the press. I’ve witnessed the birth of both the 24/7 news cycle and the smokeless journalist.
In the wake of Christchurch, there are lessons to be learned about how the media enabled such anti-Muslim sentiment. The solution is simple: make journalism a far more diverse conversation.
As the culture of total war continues, the protections that journalists require become more pressing. We have a right to see what they uncover.
With the Ecuadorian President threatening to revoke Julian Assange’s political asylum if he continues to be Julian Assange, the future is desperately bleak.
As a journalist who has covered domestic violence for the better part of a decade, I’ve seen great change. But the abject horror I’ve seen and the trauma I’ve felt is the constant.
Despite my expertise and reputation in my job, I fall victim to the lumbering hands of mansplaining. Enough has been enough for years, but what now?
Every week, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we bid farewell to big data, we analyze the key trends on how different generations consume media, and we illustrate why journalism is not dead.
Basing opinion on our emotional reaction makes us feel safe, but it is merely a defense of not knowing enough about the topic.
At a time when media outlets claim to be unbiased and fair, they do a disservice to the truth. Not all ideas deserve the same amount of media coverage; and when incorrect ideas held by a minority are propagated, they lend more credence than is deserved.