Tag: #5 Comfort the afflicted and afflict the complacent

Caught in the headlines – how Canadian journalism failed MMIWG

One year on from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG),1  the world has changed but too much of Canadian journalism has not. Even as news reports offered extensive coverage on the publication of the conclusions and recommendations, commentary focused on one word: genocide. The response by major Canadian news […]

Glasgow's empty streets

Death and the Newsmen: The weight of reporting pandemic loss

In the film Citizen Kane, summarising the mystery of “Rosebud”, Thompson says: “Mr Kane was a man who got everything he wanted, and then lost it. Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn’t get, or something he lost. Anyway, I don’t think it would have explained everything. I don’t think any word can explain a man’s […]

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We the people: Oklahoma Primaries, Super Tuesday

If politics is about people, who are the people politicians are fighting to represent? “We the people” brings the human stories in Oklahoma on “Super Tuesday” of the US presidential primaries race.

Is justice blind?

Scots law for most vulnerable hides behind closed doors

A “conference” on UK and Scots law affecting some of the most vulnerable in society is being held and anyone may attend, except reporters. Is that fair?


Balibo Five remembered to afflict the complacent

The Balibo Five, reporters for Australian television, were murdered by Indonesian forces on October 16, 1975. Why does it still matter?

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We the people: UK general election 2015

Politics is about people – but what are the people actually doing outside a political bubble? ‘We the People’ goes in search of news outwith the election.


Charlie Hebdo: What it means for Liberté

#JesuisCharlie, and #JesuisAhmed, and most importantly, #JesuisLiberté. What the attack on Charlie Hebdo means for journalism.

Stephen Sutton and comforting the afflicting

Stephen Sutton tapped into the raw “humankin” – an almost innocent base foundation upon which are built life’s choices and consequences and accidents, all of which make up the reporting you see every day.

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Why we must watch the Winter Olympics

Do not turn away from the Winter Olympics. And do not turn away from the news from Russia when the games are over. Why boycotting the Sochi games is wrong.

Mr Smith goes to Washington – but why?

Mr Smith goes to Washington but won’t tell the press why. How is journalism changing and why won’t sources speak to reporters?