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About journalism

I have a heap of views about journalism. For example, I do think that journalism can be an important part of a healthy democracy. But it’s not clear to me that journalism always has been, or is currently. Additionally, on my view, not everything that passes as journalism, succeeds at being journalism. Indeed, on my view, all journalism is a species of public relations: if a piece has the right qualities and features, then it succeeds at journalism. This is not the dominant view of journalism and public relations.1


Posts on the topic of journalism

The Evil Woman trope

In which the Evil Women trope is discussed. Women are over-represented as evil villains, murderers…

What are your priors?

Maybe Bayes theorem can help right wing commentators better understand, and respect, the language of…

Understanding bias

I see bias everywhere. Yes we all struggle with our biases. I wish the reporters,…
  1. On this view, some public relations, that is not recognized as journalism, is more journalistic than some news reporting.
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