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Policies: the forgotten element in the US election

Thomas E. Patterson | 27 September 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, media, USA
The stakes in November are high. Why isn't the media covering policy debates?

Goodbye to the loudest drunk in NPR’s online bar

Alicia Shepard | 25 August 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: comments, internet trolls, media, trolls
Once seen as a way to democratize the media, commenting sections have become playgrounds for trolls

America’s most famous magazine uses its pulpit to bully

Michael Cook | 24 August 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, media, Melania Trump
Melania Trump deserves more respect from Manhattan literati

Truth-seeking heroes to low-brow diggers: a history of journalism told through fiction

Sarah Lonsdale | 18 August 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: journalism, media, media ethics, UK
Every journalist aspires to write a novel about his craft

Why the media should give the guy with the funny haircut a fair go

Michael Cook | 09 August 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, democracy, Donald Trump, media, New York Times
Donald Trump is no saint but he and his supporters should be treated with more respect

7 reasons why the Pope’s gaffes are OK

Michael Cook | 30 Jun 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: homosexuality, media, media ethics, Pope Francis

Summer without an e-sitter - Can it be done?

Mary Cooney | 24 June 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: media, parenting, play

Why does the media ignore the criminal past of Communism?

Christopher Szabo | 11 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Communism, media, political correctness
The ghastly past of Communist rulers is being swept under the carpet

Caught in the spotlight

Kevin Ryan | 21 October 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Boston Globe, Catholic Church, films, media, media frenzy, sexual abuse
A new film is raking up the coals of the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal.

The Gray Lady lectures the Pope

Carolyn Moynihan | 22 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, contraception, media, New York Times, Pope Francis
The New York Times is celebrating the Papal visit by offering free advice.

Kowtowing to Planned Parenthood

Michael Cook | 03 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, media, New York Times, Planned Parenthood, whistleblowers
What has happened to the crusading zeal of the New York Times?

A media stampede on same-sex marriage can only harm society

Andrew Mullins | 04 July 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, media, media frenzy, same-sex marriage

Media failing the war in Syria

Scott Lucas | 12 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: media, Syria
Lurid stories about ISIS atrocities are sucking the oxygen out of the tragedy next door.

#TearsForBaga: the mystery of the missing hashtag

Ethan Zuckerman | 15 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Baba, Boko Haram, hashtags, media
Why has the world ignored the massacre of possibly 2000 people in a Nigerian town?

No country for old obituarists

Alistair Nicholas | 27 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, Gough Whitlam, media
Young journalists found it hard to separate the real Gough Whitlam from the myth of grandeur and martyrdom.

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