JOURNALISM

October 21, 2017

The Czech Republic's Fake News Problem – The Atlantic

In Prague, there’s a popular website with a reputation among journalists and politicians for publishing content seemingly aimed at stirring up trouble or disrupting the […]
October 21, 2017

This Is Probably Why Donald Trump Sent His False 'Radical Islamic Terror In UK' Tweet

Donald Trump’s false claim that “radical Islamic terror” had fuelled a surge in violent crime in Britain was apparently a verbatim repeat of a TV report […]
October 20, 2017

Week in pictures: 15-21 October 2017

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. All photographs are copyrighted.
October 20, 2017

Podcast: From climate change to Facebook

This week on The Kicker, Meg talks with Wisconsin-based journalist Cassandra Willyard about the challenge of covering climate change. Then Pete is joined by Emily […]
October 20, 2017

Debunked: Six of Donald Trump's controversial Twitter claims – Evening Standard

Donald Trump sparked outrage across the UK today by attributing a 13 per cent crime rise to ‘radical Islamic terror’. He was met with an […]
October 20, 2017

Why it worked: A rhetorical analysis of Obama's speech on race

The National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) has declared today a National Day on Writing.  I celebrate such a day.  The introduction of my […]
October 20, 2017

Digital Summit: News industry has been 'too slow to move from burning platforms', claims agency boss

The news industry has been “too slow to move away from the burning platforms on which they were sitting” as income from print has plummeted […]
October 20, 2017

Social media crackdowns at the Times and Journal will backfire

Image via Pixabay The relationship between media outlets and social platforms like Twitter has always been tense. On some level, publishers know they have to […]
October 20, 2017

Digital Summit: Huffpost UK editor says having valued brand on social media ‘massively important’ for news outlets

Having a brand that “breeds loyalty” on social media is “really important, because that’s where the audience is”, Huffpost UK editor-in-chief Polly Curtis has told […]
October 20, 2017

I didn’t call myself an addict, so neither should you

Earlier this week I was on Good Day Philadelphia discussing a recent editorial I wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer about my experience giving birth as […]
October 20, 2017

New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk

On October 19, 2017, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), the Dutch-led criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over Ukraine, published […]
October 20, 2017

Cops denied us paedo’s mugshot and tried to silence victim’s family, says editor

A weekly newspaper editor has criticised an “outrageous” police decision not to release a jailed paedophile’s mugshot – as well as trying to stop his […]
October 20, 2017

2 WNYC engineers got 300 pounds of radio equipment from Alaska to help a Puerto Rico station back on the air

About a week after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Laura Walker listened in to WNYC for news of an island still without power.  It reminded Walker, […]