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Murdoch’s Moral Malaise?

Rupert Murdoch has a problem. His organisations seem to lack a moral centre. Perhaps it is the nature of the businesses he runs. Perhaps it is the nature of the people he hires. Perhaps it is something deeper, an organisational … Continue reading

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Murdoch as the Prime Minister’s media bodyguard

For I know that some human beings are like horses—the more they get what they want, the more unruly they are apt to become. [3] The way to manage men like that is to put the fear of the bodyguard … Continue reading

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Unasked questions about national security and phone hacking

Since the Leveson Inquiry and the Phone Hacking trial, a number of unasked and unanswered questions have emerged. These questions are around phone hacking and national security. Peter Clarke became involved because the phone hacking had compromised the Royal Family … Continue reading

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Journalism’s political crisis

In the digital age journalism faces a crisis. The crisis is not audience, purpose, style, or even content. The crisis is journalism’s intent. In the past, journalism had intent to inform the public and help it decide on issues. The … Continue reading

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Is the golden era of Social Media beginning to end?

Most industries go through three phases; youth, maturity, and decline. The transition points are full of innovation and opportunities. Social media is leaving its youth and maturing. We can see this by looking at the development of platforms their effect … Continue reading

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Will adversarial journalism kill investigative journalism?

  Investigative journalism investigates something for a reason. In many cases, a journalist investigates because a source has approached them. The source either brings evidence, a leak, or simply has a disagreement. The leak may be legitimate, someone voices their … Continue reading

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The traditional reporting is dying and journalism must examine its soul.

Technology has made the modern press and it will determine its fate. The printing press unleashed the power of the modern press and the web has taken that to the next stage. The web magnifies the modern press’s ability to … Continue reading

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Who decides the public interest: journalism’s death or resurrection?

    Who decides the public interest? This question haunts the media. Without the public interest, the media has a limited role in society. The question also haunts politics. Without the support of the public interest, the government’s legitimacy is … Continue reading

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The journalist as the internet political activist

With the internet, a new form of public intellectual has emerged. The new intellectual shares some similarities with the sophists who emerged in 4th century Athens. In that period of intense intellectual, artistic, and political activity, the Sophists were famed … Continue reading

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