Journalistic Practice

Pay no attention to the media behind the curtain

Summary:

The press is convinced that badgering candidates about faux scandals is necessary because they "will be raised" in the general election, but it ignores its own crucial roll in shaping the terms of debate.

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Nigerian authorities release American film crew

Seattle-based documentary crew arrested in Nigeria

Spread of false info requires stronger media accountability

Summary:

The mass media has become one of the most important obstacles to social and economic progress in the 21st century.

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey