The Importance of Good Journalism

March 25, 2021

It’s a Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist

November 16, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Robert S. Boynton, director of the Literary Reportage program at New York University. Being a journalist is not an easy job. It has never been seen as an effortless and unproblematic profession. Journalists go to extreme lengths to report...

How a Brazilian Media Company Managed Its Digital Transformation

December 17, 2017

Brazilian media giant Grupo RBS embraced the digital age and looked for opportunities to thrive, according to this op-ed. How does a traditional media company stay relevant in the digital age? For Grupo RBS, a Brazilian media conglomerate that owns newspapers and radio and TV stations, the...

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

December 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...

Populism’s Global Media Strategy

January 19, 2017

The relationship between the mainstream media and populism is more symbiotic than you think. Brexit in the United Kingdom and Donald Trump’s victory in the United States have marked the beginning of what some analysts call the rise of the global populist wave. Although there is no consensus...

Fake News Wasn’t the Biggest Media Problem of 2016

January 08, 2017

How mainstream media created a sense of a false equivalence of two comparably inadequate candidates in the US presidential election. The phenomenon of fake news has been all over the media following the 2016 US presidential election. A lot of time has been spent debating whether stories...

Fake News or Hypernews?

December 13, 2016

It is incumbent on our educational systems to make an effort to help the young become more discerning. During this interregnum between the administrations of the two American presidents, fake news has become the biggest and most consistent story in the media. The screenwriters of this unfolding...

“So, What Do You Do?” Rethinking Small Talk

November 01, 2015

Tess Vigeland, former host of public radio’s Marketplace and self-identified “quitter-in-chief,” challenges us to think beyond the typical small-talk questions about what we do for work. For more than ten years, Tess Vigeland was a host of public radio’s Marketplace. Though she had a job...

In Many Countries, Being a Journalist Means Risking Your Life

July 02, 2015

Iraq, Syria and the Philippines are the most dangerous countries for journalists. In June 2015, a journalist was burned to death in India for reporting on police corruption. But just how bad is the situation in other countries, if India isn’t the worst place to be a journalist? According to...

Enter Fair Observer’s YouLead 2015 Competition

June 20, 2015

Enter Fair Observer’s international blogging competition, YouLead 2015. Fair Observer invites you to participate in YouLead 2015. We have decided to give the best young thinkers a global stage to share their ideas. This stage is Fair Observer, which has an influential audience across the...

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