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…

Interesting reads

 Men paid 9.9% more than women With just hours to go before the deadline for UK companies to report their gender pay data, the latest figures show that men are paid on average 9.9 per cent more than women in Britain. Under rules introduced last year, UK employers with 250 or more workers are required…

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…

Digital marketing news: DON’T BANK ON YOUR BRAND POWER

A recent Nielsen article looked how brand power doesn’t have the sway it once had. Only 8% of global consumers are loyal to the brands and products they’ve always bought. As many different influence affect how consumers spend their money the article points out that it is difficult to pin down what factors help retain…

In slow news:

In 2017, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, then minister for social protections. launched a self-described “hard-hitting publicity campaign designed to raise awareness of social welfare fraud and encourage members of the public to identify potential cheats.” More recently the current government launched a campaign to  ‘get tough with insurance fraudsters’. A recent report in the Irish Times…