AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Rupert Murdoch

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

VICE and the “new journalism model”*

The business of journalism as we know is in trouble and there's a scramble for a "new journalism model,” with VICE.com held up as the latest prototype (see here, here and here). I am not so sure VICE is the new journalism--it's partnership with "old media" (CNN, HBO) is old fashioned, it mostly produces sponsored content...

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

John Terry’s African Alibi

We British like nothing more than a nice inquiry. The exorbitant jail terms meted out to last year’s rioters (whether actual or merely theoretical) are commonly supposed to have been a great disappointment to us all, a sad sign of...

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Murdoch and starving Somali children

What’s in the news these days? a)     New reports of famine in parts of Somalia, Ethiopia, and northern Kenya, alongside the difficulties of getting food and medical aid to areas in which famine is partially caused by...