Author Archives: Russell Merryman

The accuracy of breaking news

A new post on the Poynter Institute‘s site examines the way in which the mainstream media are still making mistakes during their coverage of major breaking news stories (in the light of the Boston Marathon bombings), and how social media … Continue reading

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News is bad for you – Discuss

A new piece in The Guardian argues that news is bad for your health. The good news is that it’s only the bite-size daily news that is a problem, not longer form in-depth journalism. So that’s alright then.

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Where are news audiences taking journalism

Interesting lecture posted on YouTube by the Reynolds Journalism Institute featuring Tom Rosenthal, the executive director of the American Press Institute. The title of the lecture was “Where are news audiences taking journalism? Myths, mission and what people almost always … Continue reading

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