I will begin by stating clearly in the spirit of integrity that my moral compass and my own faith drive me to be unequivocally in support of helping fellow humans regardless of your professional duties or commitments, the story is not as important as the life you could save. With that said I will now... Continue Reading →
Objectivity in War, is There Such a Thing?
By Lennox Orion Theories of objectivity are central to the field of journalism, as most journalists view themselves as completely objective. Yet, where does objectivity intersect with coverage of war and conflict? Can a journalist remain objective when the war the most bias of all coverage, conflict is the direct result of two sides and... Continue Reading →
Black Twitter, News and the Fight for Accurate Reporting.
By Lennox Orion Communities of color have a stressed relationship with media coverage and trust of the news from histories of false reporting, racist tropes being perpetuated as news, and of having their communities not being covered in the news cycle. Prior to the invention of the internet communities of color created their own sources... Continue Reading →
Historical Erasure and Reporting
What does journalism owe the past? What truths must be uncovered from yesterday to tell the stories of today accurately and fairly? This past week a new show named Watchmen created discussion around the lack of knowledge of White Americans about their histories and the history of racial violence. The show a superhero premise where they travel... Continue Reading →
Even in Death We are Erased, Botham Jean and Reporting Bias.
I remember when the story broke, that a Black man had been murdered in his home by a white cop. For months it stayed in the back of my mind a man murdered in his own home and it being called everything but murder. And this past week came the trial, as a Black American... Continue Reading →