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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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Power journalism – in more than one sense

TweetHow did it happen that we all became victims of power, instead of having it serve us? The American stand-up comic and satirist George Carlin once said that “electricity is just organised lightning”. He might have added that government-owned corporations … Continue reading

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Data journalism: brutal statistics

TweetThe typical journalist (a) mismanages his or her own finances (b) is terrified of computations of a numerical nature (c) believes that statistics lie but uses them anyway, and (d) knows that the time for data journalism has come. Do … Continue reading

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