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The appalling defence of Gawker and Nick Denton

A new documentary has apparently surfaced on Netflix. Entitled Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, it’s subject matter is ostensibly about the Hulk Hogan lawsuit which brought down Gawker, but judging by its dreadfully pretentious trailer, you’ll find that this an attempt to defend Gawker by framing the lawsuit as an assault on the so-called free press. 1,072 more words

The Media

Journalists must understand journalism

Sydney, April 24, 2017


When I look around and think about those who claim to be “journalists”, I don’t see many who are true journalists. 173 more words

Dr Yadu Singh

Fehrnstrom Redux

“The Boston Globe’s opinion pages,” the Boston Globe explains to us, “are completely separate from the news operation.”

Indeed, and that’s probably as it should be. 204 more words

Elizabeth Warren

Where Do You Get Your News? Part II: The News Yesterday and Today

In any discussion of news sources, it would be hard to avoid the changes taking place under our eyes in the last year and indeed the last month. 506 more words

Firewall Shmirewall: Three warnings from the WUTC case

For the second time in as many months, I find myself writing about the firing of a public media journalist over matters related to journalistic integrity. 914 more words

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 Do You Get Your News? Part I: 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. 461 more words