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‘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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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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