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    Bold assertions but too optimistic? A review of the LSE report ‘Tackling the Information Crisis’

Bold assertions but too optimistic? A review of the LSE report ‘Tackling the Information Crisis’

In his latest blog on the new ethics of journalism, George Pitcher reviews the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission’s report Tackling the Information Crisis.

A danger that besets anyone who tries to tackle what is happening to our media in the digital era is that it’s a lot easier to set out what the problems are than to propose solutions for […]

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    Are cat-calling reporters virtue-signalling that journalism is still a proper job?

Are cat-calling reporters virtue-signalling that journalism is still a proper job?

In his latest blog on the new ethics of journalism, George Pitcher asks what is behind the trend for broadcast journalists to shout questions at politicians when there’s no chance of getting an answer.

Why do UK political broadcast reporters shout questions at senior politicians as they arrive at public buildings such as Number 10, leave their homes in the […]

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    The paradox of power for journalism: back to the future of news [new book]

The paradox of power for journalism: back to the future of news [new book]

The last ten years has seen a paradox of power for journalists. Overall, the ability of the mainstream news media to set agendas and control information has been drastically diminished. However, individual journalists or acts of journalism can have more impact than ever before. This matters. To the journalists, but also to the public, because knowledge is power and […]

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    The New Media Ethics: Nick Clegg can be Facebook’s conscience

The New Media Ethics: Nick Clegg can be Facebook’s conscience

In his latest blog, George Pitcher asks what is in the Clegg appointment for Facebook and concludes that he can be a prophetic voice in Mark Zuckerberg’s wilderness

As the Times columnist Hugo Rifkind has noted, social-media posts about Nick Clegg over the past week or so have divided fairly neatly between those who are disappointed with him for accepting […]

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    The New Media Ethics: The state doesn’t have to kill journalists to silence them

The New Media Ethics: The state doesn’t have to kill journalists to silence them

In his latest blog on the ethics of journalism, George Pitcher claims that every journalist has a duty to honour those who die for their work by bearing witness to the truth.

In the north-east corner of St Bride’s in London’s Fleet Street – the “journalists’ church” and their spiritual home – stands the Journalists’ Altar, sometimes still called the […]

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October 19th, 2018|Featured, Journalism|0 Comments|