Posts Tagged ‘news’

‘The Newsroom’: Journalism, but better

In O'Pinions on June 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Ahh, inspiration…

It’s been a good while now since I’ve posted anything about journalism or politics (or for that matter, anything besides flash fiction), but this afternoon I finally got around to watching the first episode of HBO’s The Newsroom, and since I work in a newsroom myself (and since I still happen to believe journalism performs a crucial function in any true democracy), I couldn’t help but be inspired. Read the rest of this entry »

Rupert Murdoch, though ‘not fit,’ will not quit

In O'Pinions on May 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm
Rupert Murdoch - World Economic Forum Annual M...

Rupert Murdoch – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009 (Photo credit: World Economic Forum)

Bad boy, Rupert…

Today, a parliamentary committee in the UK came to the conclusion that billionaire mogul Rupert Murdoch is “not fit” to run a major international company. Read the rest of this entry »

The Trayvon Martin case: A problem of narrative

In O'Pinions on April 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm

If you’ve been following the news surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin — the Florida teen shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman — you’re bound to have noticed a change in coverage over the last few days: News outlets have started using different photos of Martin and Zimmerman than the ones they’ve used from the start.

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