Chris Brockie (Journalist/Blogger)

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Burst your bubble: conservative media is as stumped by Trump as the left is

The US is at an odd and finely-balanced point. Things are hairy enough for liberals and conservatives alike to look around and wonder if their tribe would be better off going it alone. Trump’s foreign policy, in keeping with so many other of his other efforts, is incoherent and puzzling, even to …

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Pepper Spray Sales Hot in South Korea

Riot police use Pepper Spray to “calm” protesters<p>SEOUL, South Korea: – Following a newspaper report that police used pepper spray to “calm” …

Climate Change ‘Real’ Says EPA Head Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt Experiment Backs Climate Change<p><b>WASHINGTON DC:</b> Less than a day after the Trump administration’s EPA head, Scott Pruitt, set the world …

Hayne Plane to Board Trump Train

Jarryd Heading Stateside: Again!<p><b>BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA:</b> On the back of a supportive tweet from President Donald Trump, former San Francisco 49ers player …

NPR has created a team devoted to covering President Trump's conflicts of interest

How have news organizations covered Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest? Very creatively, so far.<p>The New York Times created a series of …

Exploring the Rise of Live Journalism

In 2001, while interning at the Associated Press bureau in Rome, Samantha Gross started working as a guide, giving walking tours of the Vatican, …

State-sponsored hackers targeting prominent journalists, Google warns

Google has warned a number of prominent journalists that state-sponsored hackers are attempting to steal their passwords and break into their inboxes, the journalists tell POLITICO.<p>Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine said he received several messages from Google warning him about an attack from a …

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Could reporters be hunted down if Trump goes after leakers?

For those who care about press rights in America, President Trump’s words last week were stunning and disturbing.<p>The news media is not merely “scum,” as he has said many times before, but now “the enemy of the American People.”<p>This tweeted pronouncement, with its authoritarian echoes, came soon …

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Trump Announces New Security Agency

<b>Washington DC:</b> President Donald Trump today outlined another aspect of his ‘Make America Great Again’ plan with the announcement he is to recruit of …

We were successful because we collaborated with other journalists. Now it is time for the media to join forces once again – especially given the threat Trump poses<p>Donald Trump is now president. This challenges many of us, not least members of the press. Countless reporters are still shaken and …

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Trump’s disdain for the press </br>has a silver lining

Trump attacking a journalist at his first news conference. The White House press secretary lying to the media at the first post-inauguration press …

Student journalists especially vulnerable to Trump’s press-as-enemy rhetoric

<b>If Trump were elected</b>, what could he do to change US media law and/or restrict journalism practice? That was the question I sought to answer in an …

Japan’s Abe Hails “Hero” Japanese Surfer

<b>SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:</b> Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has hailed an unnamed Japanese surfer “a hero” for his swift and selfless actions to save a …

What the Hell is Going on with Journalism?

Although this Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) article is about journalists missing an opportunity to support fellow reporter CNN Senior White House …

US Media Giving Trump Deadicated Coverage

<b>New York, NY:</b> From January 20, several major US media outlets are to give Donald Trump unheralded, deadicated news coverage during his presidency.<p>In …

Reporter Clare Hollingworth, who broke news of World War II, dies aged 105

British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who broke the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of World War II, has died …

Ethics in the News - Fake News and Facts in the Post-Truth Era

But singling out convenient scapegoats does little to explain why, in the face of evidence to the contrary, a major section of the public, both in …

It’s time to retire the tainted term ‘fake news’

When Jim DeMint wanted to dis a TV interviewer’s suggestion that Obamacare has merits as well as flaws, the former senator and tea partyer used a handy putdown: “You can put all that under the category of fake news.”<p>When conspiracy theorist Alex Jones wanted to deny a CNN report that Ivanka Trump …

Under its new CEO, New York Magazine is branching out into more “voice-y news products”

New York magazine will be 50 years old next year, and though in that time it’s suffered a couple bumps and bruises — its print edition went biweekly in 2014 — it’s often come out stronger on the other side. (It got more honors than any other publication at the National Magazine Awards last year.) …

With its subscribers Facebook group, The Boston Globe is mining the stickiest corners of the platform

An average post in the private subscribers group of just over 2,000 members attracts about twice the number of comments as a post on the Globe’s main Facebook page, which is approaching half a million likes.<p>The Boston Globe’s Facebook page is approaching half a million likes. But for a regional …

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Why new journalism grads are optimistic about 2017

Since today's college journalism students have been in school, the forecasts for their futures has been filled with words like "layoffs," "cutbacks," …

Medium lays off dozens as it tries to find a publishing business model that may not actually exist yet

But what happens to the publishers who gave up some measure of their independence for the platform?<p>Last March, Ev Williams described his publishing platform, Medium, as a superior alternative to the rest of the web. “It’s a simplistic view to say go where the people are,” Williams said. “You need …

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Although I will stop writing about the media on a daily basis, I believe commentating at this time on the state of journalism is vitally important<p>I don’t think it says much for my news sense that I have been scooped on this blog’s coming demise!<p>The Press Gazette’s editor, Dominic Ponsford, rightly …

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The Fox News nighttime lineup has shed its last element of real journalism

<i>This post has been corrected. (3:59 p.m.)</i><p>Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Megyn Kelly: Which of these is not like the others (aside from gender)? Anyone who has watched these four in action over a period of time can see that Kelly is a journalist, someone who wants to get out the …