Category Archive: Media

Disruptive Innovation: The Rise or Fall of Fashion?

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Fashion thrives on constant change. If designers didn’t show new collections at fashion week to signal the start of each season, fashion probably wouldn’t exist because nothing would change. For this reason, disruptive… Read More

Michael Mann’s The Insider and What It Teaches Us About Leadership

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Michael Mann’s 1999 film The Insider is, ostensibly, about journalism. But in truth it is a story about human beings, caught in extraordinary circumstances and how that comes to reveal their true characters. Based on… Read More

CONTROLLING THE NARRATIVE

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Written by Priscilla J. Quiah and reviewed by Windsor Smith ATTACKS ON THE PRESS, starting as a simple typewritten list over 25 years ago, is now considered the world’s most comprehensive guide to… Read More

Tainting the news: Moneymaking vs. Newsmaking

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It’s no secret advertising is essential for the survival of newspapers. It provides the financial backbone when circulation doesn’t bring in money. But many times the real story is toned down or cut… Read More

Behind “one country, two systems”. Pressures on media in Hong Kong and Taiwan

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Blog post based on the chapter Journalists in Hong Kong and Taiwan Battle Beijing’s Influence from Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World’s Front Lines 2014 Despite international long-term agreements, China is trying… Read More

Finding the courage to cover sexual violence

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Blog is based on chapter Finding the Courage to Cover Sexual Violence by Frank Smyth in a book “Attacks on the Press 2014 edition”. Reviewed by Alexis Macklin. Covering sexual assault including rape… Read More

FERGUSON AND SELMA

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Selma can be compared to Ferguson at the junction of the fact that the issue remains, race relation, systematic discrimination of color people in the justice system. Though, progress has been made since… Read More

The new journalists

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In key moments, a pen, a camera and a phone helped reshaping the world. Some scenes in Selma talk about the rising power of media in the 60’s. While the protesters start their… Read More

Does history repeat itself?

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Those who have been to cinema obviously know that the movie Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting… Read More

The Ferguson Case In The Media: U.S.A, Romania and Tanzania

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What came first: The chicken or the egg? We were reminded of this old philosophical conundrum as we pondered on the question of how the situation in Ferguson was covered in the U.S.,… Read More

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