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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. […]

Fox News is a hate machine, spewing out horrible things” about Muslims

Fox News is a hate machine, spewing out horrible things” about Muslims, Attorney Michael Malowney

WHO OWNS MEDIA AND EDUCATION?

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

Islamophobic Media Coverage Is Out Of Control. It Needs To Stop! By Gabriel Arana

The Arabic word Islam simply means ‘submission’, and derives from a word meaning ‘peace’.

RETURNING TO THE FUNDAMENTAL TENETS OF “GOOD JOURNALISM”

While it’s impossible to predict what’s next, what we do know is that we are operating in a state of continual disruption, where something new is always around the corner. Whether it’s the further proliferation of mobile devices or the evolution of social platforms and interactive channels, news organizations that are able to recognize these new trends will be ahead of the curve.

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.

High Level Impact of Charleston Massacre?

…the role of symbolic speech in our daily lives when government officials at that state and local levels tacitly endorse messages of hate. The massacre in Charleston, South Carolina provided a stark example on the eve of that decision.

The Edwards Affair By Robin Barnes

Prospective jurors were asked their opinions of Mr. Edwards, their views on adultery, and their political leanings. Similar to the media coverage of the affair, none of these issues relate to issues of justice and fairness in democracy, nor has the case sparked any meaningful debate about campaign finance laws in general.

Dharun Ravi was Convicted of a Hate Crime and Hate Speech is Still the Problem By Robin Barnes

Alternet’s Julianne Hing recently posted an article on the conviction and sentencing of former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi. Ravi’s is a tale of outrageous invasion of privacy, cyber bullying, hate speech and more. He videotaped his gay roommate’s sexual encounters and posted them on the internet with vicious commentary. Ravi faces up to 10 years […]