Tag Archives: journalism

“Choreographed response to patterns of violence”

For about as long as I can remember, the front page of every major paper has been covered in crises and negativity, in numbers and names of the dead. It has been a rough year. By now, our violence is down … Continue reading

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Abusing journalists is a step towards the death of democracy

And no, I’m not trying to be dramatic. In a departure from their usual role, journalists have been the subject of headlines in recent reporting. Between cops threatening to shoot journalists reporting in Ferguson, Missouri, the beheading of photojournalist Jim Foley … Continue reading

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The job of the journalist?

The NYT published an incredibly interesting piece in the Opinion pages today: a conversation between Times columnist Bill Keller, and Glen Greenwald (who broke the Snowden/NSA story) on journalism – its ideal and its purpose. Although large papers such as … Continue reading

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What to keep in mind as you read/watch/listen to the news

I first learned of Helen Thomas as a fresh, 15-year old high school sophomore.  I occasionally wrote for the school paper, The Tattler, and at our monthly meeting, the editor in chief strongly recommended that someone cover White House journalist … Continue reading

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