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Dear Cody Cain: What About the Fourth Estate?

Blogging on HuffPost and Salon Cain says that Trump has rattled our foundation and begs the question of whether the: People Can Be Trusted with Democracy. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cody-cain/trump-rattles-our-foundat_b_9368482.html?utm_hp_ref=politics What about the media? The media has trounced on Bernie Sanders from day one and given Trump two for one in terms of coverage for every dollar he’s […]

JOURNALISM’S REAL HEROS AREN’T DRAWING OFFENSIVE CARTOONS

Two reminders: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that the body of Anabel Flores Salazar, a crime reporter for the El Sol de Orizaba newspaper, was found on the Cuacnopalan-Oaxaca road in Puebla state on 9 Feb 16, a day after the 32-year-old mother was abducted from her home in neighbouring Veracruz state. […]

Donald Trump is to Bernie Sanders as Archie Bunker is to Jon Stewart

Elite media often blur distinctions between right-wing populism and progressive populism — as though there’s not all that much difference between appealing to xenophobia and racism on the one hand and appealing for social justice and humanistic solidarity on the other.

Press Freedom in the UK, Right Laws for the Right Reasons

The British press has a world-envied tradition of first-class investigatory journalism, of asking difficult questions, of seeing past the spin to hold the powerful to account. Let’s hope they uphold that proud tradition as they report on the battle to save the HRA in coming months.

The Never Ending Stream of Refugees

Citizens of numerous European nations have divided in two camps: Pro or Against refugees. The middle ground has a hard time getting any press.

Senator Bernie Sanders: History-Making Grassroots Support

Question of Media Black Out? Is the Democratic National Committee trying to undermine the presidential campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders? That’s the charge Sanders’ team is making amid a dust-up over a breach of voter information. On Friday, the DNC suspended Sanders’ access to a critical database after finding his staffers improperly viewed front-runner Hillary Clinton’s […]

WHO OWNS MEDIA AND EDUCATION?

Here’s an addition to their litany with kudos to the huffpost media watch team for reporting that matters.

A Media Renaissance — South Of the Border By Michael Shaw

Mexico is a destination for art directors, copywriters, media buyers, account executives and the panoply of photographers, filmmakers, and international clients—the entire roadshow of creative personalities and business professionals.

HEADLINES REVEAL A TALE AS OLD AS TIME By Robin Barnes

  Female Reporters Threatened With Violence For Reporting On Patrick Kane Allegations.       Female Journalists Abused Online, with Threats of Killing and Rape.         Twitter abuse: Women journalists get more threats.               Most Female Journalists Have Been Threatened, Assaulted, or Harassed at Work. Here’s […]

Independent Exposes International Broadcasting’s Repeated Breach of anti-Propaganda Code

Ofcom has uncovered nearly 50 breaches of its code by CNN, CNBC and the BBC after a four-year inquiry into the global news channels, which are beamed into hotel rooms around the world.