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I No Longer Believe in the Profession of Journalism

Two years ago, on Feb.13, 2015, I wrote a post on this site titled “I Believe in the Profession of Journalism,” a line taken from the Journalist’s Creed written by Walter Williams, founder and first dean of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. 329 more words

Where Does the News Come From, and Why Does It Matter?

Those were the days, when we knew the news through our radio, and later TV, news commentators such as Ed Murrow and Walter Cronkite: men who brought dignity and poise to the presentation of the news. 448 more words

In Defense of Objectivity

When reporter Lewis Wallace was fired from the public radio business show Marketplace, public media’s simmering debate over the principle of journalistic objectivity came to a boil. 577 more words

Why do Americans no longer trust the media? - A Reputation Management perspective


The American media (henceforth referred to as ‘the media’) has in the last decade lost the trust of the American public.  According to the latest Gallup (2016) poll, only 32% of Americans trust the media to cover news fully, truthfully and farly.   1,084 more words


Postmedia, Paul Godfrey and the Decline of Canadian Journalism

(NOTE: an edited version of this article was first published on Ricochet Media on December 15, 2016)

In early 2016, Toronto Star columnist David Olive authored a… 1,606 more words

Middle East

Rex Murphy Tosses the Facts - and Palestinians - Under the Bus

January 2, 2017

As 2016 drew to a close, Canadians learned something new about the CBC’s curmudgeon-in-chief, Rex Murphy: when Murphy isn’t spewing disinformation about climate change or stroking the egos of oil barons… 2,183 more words

Middle East

NBC and Joe Scarborough: Trump's official mouthpiece

I read the news today, oh boy. It was about the media crowning Joe Scarborough as Trump’s official media mouth piece, with picture and all of him (and Mika, of course) posing as the media royal couple. 1,224 more words

2016 Elections