Posts Tagged ‘Media

19
Jan
10

Media watch

LATEST : we’ll be discussing this on today’s show. I watched one British network last night who had their two main reporters with the anchor at the end and were told “well done and thanks” for covering the story. Another had a strap line “fears of food riots growing” even though there hadn’t been any.

Anyway,there’s been a lot of you commenting on the role of the media in Haiti.

This blogger for example questions the need for spaces on UN flights to go to journalists and wonders if it’s right to have “play-by-play” type reporting when someone is being dug out from the rubble. Continue reading ‘Media watch’

19
Oct
09

Are we becoming obsessed with soft news?


Ask anyone what the most important issues in the world are today and one,two or all of the items in the list below are likely to come up. This is no particular order:
Iran, the war in Afghanistan, the economic downturn, Russia, global warming, Pakistan attacks, Middle East peace, China, Iraq

On a global scale, these are the most important stories – yes ?. These are the stories we are most interested in, right? According to one or two indices, wrong.

They are not what we are most interested in, judging by news websites in across the globe. Continue reading ‘Are we becoming obsessed with soft news?’

07
Feb
08

Is the Western media obsessed with the victimisation of women?

Madeleine McCann

Martin Bell used to work for the BBC as a correspondent. Then he became a British MP. Now, amongst others things, he writes books and articles and this week he’s launched an attack on the Western media and its enthusiasm for ‘salaciously reported crime and celebrity,’ especially when young women and girls are involved.┬áHe’ll be on the show to speak with you later. Here’s a couple of paragraphs outlining his argument…

Continue reading ‘Is the Western media obsessed with the victimisation of women?’




Who’s online from WHYS?

May 2020
M T W T F S S
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031