Objectivity in journalism

College notes: Objectivity called for journalists to develop a consistent method of reporting only the facts and not a personal attitude toward the facts. That means that when covering hard news, reporters don’t convey their own feelings, biases or prejudices in their stories.  This article questions if objectivity has chilled journalists. Objectivity was not always…

In the News: 09-09-2019

Taoiseach  Leo was in his first face-to-face talk today with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussing Brexit, the talks which lasted more than an hour, were described as “positive and constructive”. The talks centered around Brexit and the Irish border “issue” which is something that looks unlikely to be resolved. In other British political news…

In the news: 08-09-2019

Amber Rudd says no evidence Johnson’s government trying to get deal with EU British MP and cabinet minister Amber Rudd has resigned from the Conservative party in response to Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of Brexit. Boris Johnson has been having a tumultuous time the last two weeks from sacking 21 members of the…

In the News: 5-7-2019 Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in intensive care

In Irish news: Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in intensive care after falling ill last night. According reports It is understood Cowen had been experiencing some ill health in recent weeks. More information to follow. In other Irish news:People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has hit out at the government for opposing the party’s Climate Emergency…

In the News: 4-7-2019

In the news today the Taoiseach apologises over ‘sinning priest’ comments he made to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin where he likened him to a sinning Catholic priest in his comments in the Dáil yesterday. The chances of another recession in Ireland are 100 per cent, as the country is a small, open economy, highly-indebted, and relying on international…

In the News: 2-7-2019

Von der Leyen nominated as president of EU Commission EU leaders have formally agreed on Ursula von der Leyen as their nominee to be next president of the European Commission, according to President of the European Council Donald Tusk. The name of the German Defence Minister was also confirmed on Twitter by the Luxembourg prime…