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Maybe it’s time to shoot the messenger

Ask scientists, economists, sociologists, futurologists and most experts what is the greatest single threat facing the human race and the most common response is likely to be “climate change”. Discounting transient crises, why is climate change not constantly on front pages and leading news bulletins? Why is the environment reporter so far beneath the political editor? What IS going on? Read More

One person’s meat is another’s poison

After every mass killing, blogs and forums brim with accusations how the media may have prompted the event. We respond that we’re only doing our job, but sometimes we should consider how much we are to blame, if not for whipping up hatred then at least for aiding and abetting those who do. It’s one of the great questions of journalism: “How responsible are we, as journalists, for the negative effects of things we report?” Read More