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…

TRENDING:

A question I’m always wondered how do you stay on top of the news.  Like most things it takes time to stay on top of current affairs. So here are some of the ways I like to stay on top of the news: 1). Specialize –  There is always going to be an area of…

Taoiseach announces new Citizen’s Assembly on gender equality

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar announces in a tweet that the government is setting up new Citizen’s Assembly on gender equality, saying that equality for women is moving to slow.  Mr. Varadkar set the lofty ambitions high aiming to make ‘Ireland the first country in the world in which men and women are truly equal’. The…

When too much is too much

The news shapes the world around us, there is no denying the power the role of journalism has played in democracies and non-democracies alike and yet the more I read newspapers the less informed I am starting to feel. Recently, I finished a book called Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes; it is the title…

The divisiveness of WikiLeaks

Journalism confuses me to no end, and the Julian Assange arrest exacerbates the debate of what is journalism. For clarity I am a mature student studying journalism, I have recently deferred my final year because of personal reasons. I’ve only taken an interest in journalism over the last five years or so. A question always…

Looking in from the outside: Student media awards

I find the world of journalism strange, more so the journalism of today. Journalism of the past was built on the foundations of holding those in power in check, journalist were used to be a “ragtag” group of misfits”, as James Carey aptly pointed out in his speech ‘where journalism education went wrong’ ‘The first…

Controversy sells:

In Ireland, there is a strange notion to look the other way when a politician does something that solely benefits them.  Charles Haughey the late Taoiseach(Prime minister) who amassed a fortune from shady places.  In fact, in Ireland, if you are a politician and you get caught doing something untoward there is a greater chance…