Category Archives: Ethics

‘Politainment’ as election coverage

TweetIf the US Presidential primaries are anything to go by, elections are great entertainment. Donald Trump has the world gasping at his arrogance, contradictions and hairstyle. Hillary Clinton bustles on like a granny intent on organising her household. Bernie Sanders … Continue reading

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The Media are the Muddle

TweetFaced with differing sources who have varying agendas, what does the journalist do? Why, report them all fairly and in a balanced way, of course! The problem with this compromising answer is that it doesn’t disclose the truth. “Balance” can … Continue reading

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Ethics and editing

TweetA middle-aged couple who called themselves “grey rovers” asked me to help them write a book about their road trip through Africa. They showed dozens of photos and were burning with enthusiasm to have their story told. “Greys can do … Continue reading

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