Understanding and Misunderstanding the Biden Doctrine

September 17, 2021

US Foreign policy has long been more about the evocative vocabulary used to describe it than the geopolitical reality it is meant to address. The vocabulary politicians and the media use to define foreign policy belongs to a tissue of artificially generated illusions that serve not so much to...

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...

Japan’s Media: A Narrow Window on the World

December 21, 2016

Media in Japan focuses heavily on domestic affairs, affecting the country's global outlook. Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected in a multitude of ways, and advances in information and communication technologies have made the gathering and dissemination of information at a global...

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...

Americans Need to Read Beyond the Headlines

December 05, 2016

Donald Trump is showing the next phase of this strategy: pure theater. Recently, President Barack Obama pointed out that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Grand Old Party (GOP) figured out something very important during the Obama presidency: Most Americans either don’t know or...

Politics, Media and Ethics: A Troublesome Trio

November 29, 2016

With the decay of codes of media ethics we need to be smarter than ever when choosing information we are willing to trust. Donald Trump’s no-holds-barred electoral campaign, punctuated by pyrotechnic rally performances, used the media to generate waves of shock, ridicule and admiration...

Hands Off the Free Press

October 13, 2016

The latest attacks on journalists and news organizations by corrupt populists are contributing to a global rollback of fundamental rights. Imagine that Donald Trump wins the presidency. Then, as he has done throughout his career, he goes after his enemies. He purges the Republican Party of...

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