The Paywall Paradox: How Good Business Does Bad

Jan 24, 2020

Newspapers were already good business, way back when they carried actual news, on paper. Gather some news, write it down, stamp cheap ink on cheap wood-pulp and presto! — scalable revenue, with no obvious upper bound. In fact, the more people read printed news, the more...

Can Telling Stories Through Data Help Fight Misinformation in India?

Jan 23, 2020

Over the past five years, India has seen several changes around the creation and dissemination of data. The Indian government has come under fire for withholding data on crucial issues like unemployment, as well as changing statistical methodologies to ascertain key metrics, calling into question...

UN Correspondents Association: Shining a Light on Global Issues

Jan 07, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Sherwin Bryce-Pease, president of the United Nations Correspondents Association. At a time when the credibility and influence wielded by the fourth estate have been questioned by those in power, the mission of organizations like the...

2018 Press Freedom Index: Documenting the Decline of Democracy

Jun 26, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Rebecca Vincent, UK bureau director for Reporters Without Borders. Reporters Without Borders, known internationally as Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), recently launched its 2018 Press Freedom Index that chronicles the decline of press...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Community” in the Era of Fake News

Dec 07, 2017

Belief can be the “community organizer” for people who have no need to meet. For some curious reason, undoubtedly linked to what could be called the growing existential crisis around the notion of truth in the media, certain news outlets have taken to giving serious play to the outlandish...

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