Tag Archives: Journalism

Climate Journalism Rage

Climate journalism rage: Emily Atkin describes how she put passion into reporting on climate change.

“In order to make an impact on climate journalism, I’ve learned, I need to turn my despair into rage,” she writes. “Only then can others feel the burning importance of the story.”

 

Objectivity Explored

Objectivity explored: “The ideal of objectivity has led to an increase in ‘both-sidesism’ — often elaborate attempts to avoid showing favor to any person in a story,” writes Will Meyer.

Saving journalism will mean saving it from a false notion of objectify, he writes.

 

Historian Explains Journalism

Historian explains journalism: Ron Chernow gives White House correspondents a history lesson, writes Michael M. Grynbaum, on why journalism is important.

“Freedom of the press is always a timely subject and this seems like the perfect moment to go back to basics,” Chernow wrote in a statement.

Chernow avoided offensive comments of the sort delivered by comedians invited in the past to the correspondents’ dinner, directed at politicians invited as guests.

 

The Truth Sandwich

The truth sandwich: Repeating a lie helps it to live on, writes Craig Newmark.

“I predict that, in 2019, news organizations will start to institute new reporting methods to avoid being complicit. Tactics may include adopting the ‘truth sandwich,’ which means covering a lie by presenting the truth first and then following that lie with a fact-check, as well as increasing newsroom capacity to check claims for accuracy in real time, prior to publishing a story.”