Category Archives: Journalism

The Case Against The News

From The Guardian: News is irrelevant. Out of the approximately 10,000 news stories you have read in the last 12 months, name one that – because you consumed it – allowed you to make a better decision about a serious … Continue reading

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HBO’s Small Town News & That Noble Dream: The ‘Objectivity Question’ (8-3-21

If you are watching a TV show and it makes you uncomfortable because it reminds you of yourself, I assume that indicates that there’s something there you haven’t worked through yet. For example, I’m watching the Small Town News doco, … Continue reading

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The “Facts” of El Salvador According to Objective and New Journalism

Professor Sandra Braman published in 1984: Since the 1960s, each side in the debate over new journalism has accused the other of projecting a fictional view of reality. “Objective” journalists attack colleagues they call “new journalists” for distorting facts by … Continue reading

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Reporter

From the New York Review of Books: * A merit of Reporter is the way in which it divulges Hersh’s trade secrets: Be a bookworm (“read before you write”); work the graveyard shift (late one evening in 1967, he allowed … Continue reading

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Trump & TV

From the New York Review of Books: * For though Trump is an attention guzzler—he wants an audience to notice him every hour of every day—he has a smaller need than the average politician for wide popularity. An extra skin … Continue reading

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