Tag: journalism

Most Journalists Are Scientifically Unqualified

This is a chapter from the book forthcoming “Lies My Government Told Me,” available now for pre-order. Why does anyone rely on reporters to interpret scientific articles? They lack the necessary training, experience, and competence to interpret scientific publications and data, a skill which typically requires decades to master. With few exceptions, corporatized media are not…


USA Today Published Articles Containing Fabricated Quotes, Plagiarized Passages: Audit

USA Today has removed nearly two dozen articles from its website after an audit uncovered fabricated quotes and passages that were plagiarized, the news outlet said on June 16. A request from an outside party for a correction triggered the audit of work done by reporter Gabriela Miranda, USA Today said on its website. “The…


Journalists Blocked by Chinese Officials During Foreign Minister’s Pacific Trip

Chinese delegations have barred journalists who report on the Chinese foreign minister’s Pacific tour from calling out questions, recording and accessing information prompting concerns about the tour’s secrecy. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is on day six of a ten-day trip to eight Pacific countries in a bid to deepen ties with the island nations….


Peter Menzies: Ottawa’s Fix for the News Business Will Actually Hurt It

Commentary Unless Canada intends to put most of its news media permanently under some form of government subsidy, Ottawa must get serious about a long-term plan for the sustainability of the industry. And that means not forcing people to give news away for free when other people are trying to build subscription-based business models. Everyone…


Mayor Eric Adams Is Half Right

Commentary It is usually Republicans who blast the media for what they consider biased or unfair coverage of their policies, but increasingly we are hearing Democrats engaging in the same behavior, apparently frustrated their agenda is not being embraced by some of their fellow Democrats and the public. Earlier this month, New York City Mayor…


Muckrakers Needed to Uncover Truth That ‘Those in Power Want Kept Hidden’: James O’Keefe

In a world where independent voices that question authority are canceled and the media relays to people what they were told to by those in power, there is a need for a new type of journalist–muckrakers who will make public the information that the powerful want to keep hidden, said James O’Keefe, founder of Project…


James O’Keefe: A Proposal for a New Type of Journalism

A muckraker is someone who makes public what those in power want to keep hidden. And in an environment where many news outlets have become mouthpieces of political parties and corporate powers, a new type of muckraker journalism is needed. James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas, has presented in his new book, “Muckraker,” a proposal…


The Power to Ignore

Commentary Once in TV journalism there were people called assignment editors and news directors. Among their responsibilities was to instruct reporters and camera crews which stories they were to cover that day. Their choices were based on several factors that included what they regarded as news, viewer interest (i.e., ratings), and much more subtly, their…


How Did the Media Become Anti-Journalism? | Counterculture

In this episode of Counterculture with Danielle D’Souza Gill, Danielle takes us on a mini-tour of the history of American journalism and explains how this current state of media bias arose. She interviews journalist Sharyl Attkisson about the importance of investigative journalism and focusing on the facts. Follow EpochTV on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/EpochTVus Twitter:…


From Classroom to Newsroom 

Commentary To witness journalists handling President Joe Biden with kid gloves, and to recall how they approached President Donald Trump with fangs bared, is to realize just how thoroughly the old ethos of non-partisanship has collapsed. Reporters of an earlier era would be downright embarrassed and disgusted at the conduct of the current Fourth Estate—not…