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Hostile Media Effect

October 8, 2018 admin 0

Hostile media effect: John Davis cites a media expert on public bias toward political  reports. “Hostile media effect involves people who are on opposite sides of an issue who both believe the same report is biased against their own point of view,” writes Davis. News consumers should think about political […]

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PBS Public Editor Quits, Dismayed

October 3, 2018 admin 0

PBS editor quits, dismayed: Sydney Smith reports that departing public editor Mahulika Sikka found the public does not understand PBS. “During my time as public editor at PBS,” she told Smith, “I was most struck by the fact that most people don’t understand the system, how it was set up, […]

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Journalism’s Top Problems

October 2, 2018 admin 0

Journalism’s top problems: Jay Rosen lists challenges that torment journalists, including a right-wing populist wave across the U.S. and Europe that views the mainstream press as corrupt and elitist. “In the United States the president is leading a hate movement against journalism,” Rosen writes. He also finds that discovering a […]

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Toronto Star Updates Standards

October 1, 2018 admin 0

Toronto Star updates standards: Sydney Smith describes new guidelines that mesh long-standing principles with current digital realities. New policies call for greater transparency, labels for news and opinion and reluctance to unpublish except for rare circumstances.   Source: Toronto Star Updates Standards“>Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists