Media Bias


Good News Stories About Africa Are Bad For Business

Fiona Leonard | 09 February 2013
Would you believe me if I told you that writing a positive story about Africa would be bad for a newspaper's readership stats? Would it sound more believable if you heard it from a columnist at the New York Times?
 
Search Harambee

 Subscribe to Harambee
rss RSS feed of posts

 From MercatorNet's home page

“Is this the upshot of your experiment?”
10 Apr 2014
A Nathaniel Hawthorne tale of scientific obsession sheds light on today's designer children.

Protecting the first “little platoon”
10 Apr 2014
Society needs family values - but not the faith they are based on? Where a liberal proposal falls down.

US defence policy in the wake of the Ukrainian affair
10 Apr 2014
Rethinking American strategy in the framework of conventional war against enemies fighting on their own terrain.

Why schools deny that bullying causes suicide
8 Apr 2014
They can't afford to take responsibility for their failed policies.

Stem cell debacle déjà vu
8 Apr 2014
A young Japanese scientist is at the centre of a storm about unethical research. Why?


 Tags
demography, innovation, poverty and technology, dreams from my father, media bias, power, leadership, democracy, robert mugabe, large families, homosexuality, e-book, affordable education, kenya, africa, slum, africa story, african values, diversity, ethnicity, kenyan tribe, Pope Benedict retirement, tech hubs, Coltan, PlayStation, Natural Resources, life, down syndrome, maasai, masai, brand, Ibo, Nelson Mandela, forgiveness, reconciliation, childbirth, maternal health, MercatorNet, demographic winter, infrastructure, aid, gleneagles, tony blair, bono, bob geldof, Rwanda, maternal mortality, africa cult of ancestors, books, Nigeria, reconciliation, kenyatta, kenya, terror, islam, Al-Shabaab, westgate, economics, Ihub, New York Times, africa hopeful, safe abortion, safe motherhood, saaf, w.i.e.r.d, African children, sos children, stories, good news, makoko, history of africa, Uzoamaka Maduka, the american reader, literary culture, Harambee, art, health policy, Conclave 2013, The Economist, lists, Africa, Boko Haram, Communicating Africa, papabile, movie, nollywood, mail, al qaeda, french military, intervention, neo-colonialism, Ghana, africa, internet jobs, barack obama family, Chinua Achebe, African Pope, malaria, insecticide, resistance, hunger, agriculture, food security, Cardinal Turkson, close-knit family, love for life, heroes, fertility, images of africa, reproductive health, faith, obituaries, madonna, malawi, aid, corruption, Africa institutions, MINT, BRIC, Nigeria, economic growth, African writers series, African women legacy, true feminism, china, africa, Traditional kings, east africa community, kenya, innovation, Nigerian Christians, african community life, Obama Africa visit, Pope Benedict XVI, westgate, terror, ushahidi, crowdsourcing, history, Things fall apart, Harambee USA, best of, china trade, chinese president xi, partnerships, foreign direct investment, china, united states, africa rising, information technology, African Union, Organization of African Unity, security, poverty, development, silicon valley, kenya, Harambee awards, malaria, Kenya, funerals, media, rebasing, nigeria, economic growth, same-sex marriage, sistine chapel,
Follow MercatorNet
Facebook
Twitter
Newsletters
Sections and Blogs
Harambee
PopCorn
Conjugality
Careful!
Family Edge
Sheila Reports
Reading Matters
Demography Is Destiny
Bioedge
Conniptions (the editorial)
Connecting
Information
our ideals
our People
Mercator who?
partner sites
audited accounts
donate
New Media Foundation
Suite 212
75 Archer Street
Chatswood NSW 2067
Australia

editor@mercatornet.com
+61 2 9007 1187

© New Media Foundation 2014 | powered by Encyclomedia | designed by Elleston