from reports from several accounts i hear that 4 people are wounded and possibly 3 dead in a shooting in suruç (urfa province). alleged perpetrators: #akp candidate mp and his assistents campaigning. victims: owners of small business who didn't want akp in their shop. #turkey
latest: 2 dead (the father and son who owned the shop and refused campaigning #akp candidate mp inside) and 8 wounded. @OzgurrGundem reports the campaigning akp man was ibrahim halil yıldız. pics via same account.
News was a historical cultural invention within certain conditions and with specific functions. Those conditions have now changed, I argued, leading to the demise of news. medium.com/s/story/face-i…
News is dying, but journalism is evolving into something else: non-fiction literature and video documentaries. My latest essay with quotes from James Carey, @jayrosen_nyu and Michael Schudson. medium.com/s/story/face-i…
Theresa May has met Caribbean leaders to talk about the treatment of the #windrushgeneration. Yesterday Downing Street refused such a meeting. But she’s changed her mind.
The Daily Mail thinks that was because it told her to. It may well be right.
The Mail has clout. It can change things for the better when it puts its mind to it. This could be described as good #journalism.
But good journalism (imho) also requires giving the reader the full story, not just the convenient bits.
Today’s paper includes a ragout from its Saturday essay, headlined “What an outrage!” (You may have missed it or not realised what it was about – that could be the heading on almost any Saturday essay).
Hard-left 'journalists' doing their bit to sweep #LabourAntisemitism under the carpet [thread]. Anyone who's studied history & political language will recognise the sinister echoes; I wonder how history will treat these attempts to rewrite the present #journalism#media
"The Establishment and its media have continued to attempt to push as fact the idea that Labour has an ‘antisemitism problem’ – which says far more about the Establishment and its media than about Labour and its leader."
"Theresa May just labelled every Labour member as someone who does not oppose antisemitism."
"Worst of all, she labelled every Jewish member."
"The media ignored it".
I'm open to claims against market-dominant outlets such as Twitter or Google regarding biased content censorship. In particular I think there may be an angle that relates to the fact that much of that censorship is in fact government-mandated censorship - just not our government.
I also believe there was antitrust merit to the @getongab lawsuit against Google arising from the latter's conduct in connection with its Play Store, but then again I wrote it. Unfortunately I parted ways with the client and they dropped the suit.
But I am stumped by the proposition that Google or Amazon should be subject to any kind of legal control over what they do or don't want to sell online - including guns - unless and until they are recognized for what they are: Utilities or common carriers.
"The president has it precisely backward – despotism is the enemy of the people. The free press is the despot’s enemy, which makes the free press the guardian of democracy." #journalismpolitico.com/story/2018/01/…
"When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn’t suit him “fake news,” it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press."
"Those of us who travel overseas, especially to war zones and other troubled areas around the globe, encounter members of U.S. based media who risk their lives, and sometimes lose their lives, reporting on the truth."