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Barrie Zwicker
Author, producer and social and political activist Barrie Zwicker has specialized in media criticism since 1970. Since the events of 9/11 he has become a leader in the "9/11Truth movement." Millions of people around the world (as ...

News Releases

Defiant Journalists Back Ethical Campaign for Palestinian Media
2009-11-13
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has concluded the launch of its programme to support ethical journalism in Palestine with a series of proposals to strengthen independent media even i...
Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom, Brussels Declaration
2009-06-02
International Federation of Journalists
Brussels Declaraton on Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom.
IFJ Launches Website to Promote Ethical Journalism Initiative Campaign
2009-03-06
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today launched a new website to promote its Ethical Journalism Initiative (EJI) Campaign about making core values of journalism an integral part i...
IFJ Puts Ethical Journalism on Middle East Media Agenda
2009-04-16
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched a programme of work to strengthen ethical and independent journalism in the Middle East with the opening of a regional office in Bahrain.
IFJ to Hold 'Journalism in Shadow of Anti-Terror Laws' Conference on Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks in US
2011-09-08
Sources News Releases
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European Group, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) are holding an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the terr...
2009 Journalist Conference in Israel: No News
2009-12-02
Hagadah Hasmalit - Alternative Information Center
The support provided by Israel's primary media to the security and political moves of the government - any government - is not new in Israel. The perception that media is committed to the ethics of th...

Sources Select Resources

The Absurd Consequences of a "Right to Privacy"
Knapp, Thomas
Article
2017
CounterPunch
British MP David Davis’s text messages poking fun at the appearance of a female colleague make him the latest whipping boy for those determined to root out sexism and misogyny in public life, the Dail...
Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria
Parry, Robert
Article
2017
Consortium News
The U.S. government and the mainstream media have rushed to judgment again, blaming the Syrian government for a new poison-gas attack and ignoring other possibilities, reports Robert Parry.
Antiwar.com vs. the Decline of American Journalism
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2017
Antiwar.com
What is the "alternative" media? If we look at the phrase itself, it seems to mean the media that presents itself as the alternative to what we call the "corporate media," i.e. the New York Times, the...
Beyond the dross
Pilger, John; Platt, Steve
Article
2010
Red Pepper
Pilger and Platt discuss the state of journalism.
Beyond the dross
Pilger, John; Platt, Steve
Article
2010
Red Pepper
Pilger and Platt discuss the craft of journalism.
Canada's journalists cowed into silence while colleagues die in Gaza
Article
2014
ipolitics
Rami Rayan, a young Palestinian photojournalist, was the latest reporter to be killed. He was among at least 16 people reportedly killed after an Israeli air strike on a crowded market during a suppos...
The CIA's Mop-Up Man: L.A. Times Reporter Cleared Stories With Agency Before Publication
Silverstein, Ken
Article
2014
The Intercept
A prominent national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times routinely submitted drafts and detailed summaries of his stories to CIA press handlers prior to publication, according to documents obt...
Content Magazine - Number 29
March 1973
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 95
April 1979
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 20
June 1972
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Defiant Journalists Back Ethical Campaign for Palestinian Media
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has concluded the launch of its programme to support ethical journalism in Palestine with a series of proposals to strengthen independent media even i...
Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom, Brussels Declaration
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
Brussels Declaraton on Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom.
Fact checker
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
A fact checker is the person who checks factual assertions in non-fictional text, usually intended for publication in a periodical, to determine their veracity and correctness. The job requires genera...
Free Speech and Unsafe Spaces
Malik, Kenan
Article
2017
Pandaemonium
Malik criticizes "the blinkered, self-centred, indeed narcissistic, attitudes that shape much contemporary discussion on speech and its limits. Free speech, from this perspective, requires not a robus...
Handcuffed and herded
My big Alpine adventure with Switzerland's police
Clark, Andrew
Article
2011
The Guardian
A journalist at the World Economic Forum Summit is detained and intimidated along with protestors by Swiss police.
If money is your object, journalism is the wrong industry
Laurin, Fredrik
Article
2013
ICIJ
Swedish investigative reporter Fredrik Laurin knows that power corrupts, but also that resistance in the form of journalism can have effect. In this material he shares how his team identifies good inv...
IFJ Launches Website to Promote Ethical Journalism Initiative Campaign
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today launched a new website to promote its Ethical Journalism Initiative (EJI) Campaign about making core values of journalism an integral part i...
IFJ Puts Ethical Journalism on Middle East Media Agenda
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched a programme of work to strengthen ethical and independent journalism in the Middle East with the opening of a regional office in Bahrain.
Journalism ethics and standards
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Journalistic Malpractice at the Post and the Times
Rejecting the Offer of Evidence of US War Crimes
Lindorff, David
Article
2013
Counterpunch
Wikileaks source Bradley Manning is evidence that the USA’s two leading news organizations, the Washington Post and the New York Times, are not willing to report critically of the government.
Never Forget You Have Only One Boss: the Truth
Maier, Thomas
Article
2013
ICIJ
Find subjects where you can break new ground. Record key interviews on video or audio. And remember that a lot of your own faults can be overcome by sheer reporting effort. Stellar tips for investigat...
No-Fault Journalism at the New York Times
The Case of Wen Ho Lee
cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Article
1999
Counterpunch
The New York Times,?without whose agency Wen Ho Lee would never have spent a day in a prison cell,?perhaps not even have lost his job, is now, with consummate effrontery, urging?that an investigation ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016
Fake News
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
"Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly...
Pay-to-Print
"News" Stories for Cash Scandal Rocks India
Sainath, P.
Article
2009
CounterPunch
On "paid news".
The pursuit of Julian Assange is an assault on freedom and a mockery of journalism
Pilger, John
Article
2012
Four years ago, a barely noticed Pentagon document, leaked by WikiLeaks, described how WikiLeaks and Assange would be destroyed with a smear campaign leading to "criminal prosecution". We are witnessi...
The real first casualty of war
Pilger, John
Article
2006
Censorship by journalism is virulent in Britain and the US - and it means the difference between life and death for people in faraway countries.
Shadows of Liberty
Tremblay, Jean-Philippe
Film
2012
Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America and the public battle for truth and democracy.
The Sources HotLink
Website
1996
Sources
A website and newsletter dealing with media relations strategies.
The Sunday Times' Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst - and Filled with Falsehoods
Greenwalk, Glenn
Article
2015
the Intercept
Western journalists claim that the big lesson they learned from their key role in selling the Iraq War to the public is that it's hideous, corrupt and often dangerous journalism to give anonymity to g...
The unrecognised truth behind that 'spontaneous' Belfast riot
Violence was planned by manipulative, self-interested individuals
McDonald, Henry
Article
2011
The Guardian
An analysis of sectarian violence in Belfast between the loyalists and republicans and the international media coverage of this violence, which often frames it as political.
What is Objective Journalism?
Edwards, David
Article
2017
Media Lens
Despite objectivity being widely accepted as a norm in journalism, Edwards discusses how opinion and bias are still an inherent part of 'reporting the facts.'
Who Is An Objective Journalist?
Agents of the Status Quo
Robertson, Ann; Leumer, Bill
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The false dichotomy between journalists and activists.
Wikileaks - The Smear and the Denial
Article
2010
Medialens
The Internet has revealed a chasm separating the corporate media from readers and viewers. Previously, the divide was hidden by the simple fact that journalists monopolised the means of mass communica...
Wild West Journalism
Outlaws, Cowpokes and a Eunuched Press
McKenna, Brian
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Journalism is not dead nor is anthropology. Both are undergoing seismic transformations while under attack from a neoliberal culture that devalues the public and disparages the truth.
The work of authentic journalists is the most important thing for social movements
How Mercedes Osuna became a rebel with a cause
Bonilla, Mayte G.
Article
2013
The Narco News Bulletin
Not an activist, social organizer nor a defender: Mercedes Osuna would rather define her work as human labor, something that she has dedicated an entire life to. She was born in a place were true word...

Sources Bookshelf

Content Magazine - Number 29
March 1973
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 95
April 1979
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 20
June 1972
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Hack
Home Truths about Foreign News
Harriman, Ed
Book
1989
This book is about HACKS - journalists, the men and women who fly into famines and wars and in a few days churn out stories telling the world what has been going on. It shows how HACKS work and the pr...
Journalism of Outrage
Investigative Reporting and Agenda Building in America
Protess, David L.; Cook, Fay Lomax; Doppelt, Jack C.; Ettema, James S.; Gordon, Margaret T.
Book
1991
Examines the myths and misconceptions of investigative journalism and presents empirical research to support a model that challenges the classical theory.
Journalism: Truth or Dare?
Hargreaves, Ian
Book
2003
Ian Hargreaves discusses the history, development, future and ethics of journalism and describes journalists' relationship with the public. He focuses on the increase in journalism's influence and the...
Merchants of Doubt
How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M.
Book
2010
Investigative reportage on how private interests and lobbies in America use hired gun scientists to spread doubt and misinformation. The media's binary understanding of balanced repoting has given the...
The Missing News
Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
Hackett, Robert A.; Gruneau, Richard; with Donald Gutstein, Timothy A. Gibson and Newswatch Canada
Book
2000
Asks a number of questions, including: How well do the news media filter reality, for what purposes, through what processes and in whose interests? How do newspapers and TV stations choose what news i...
The Silent Revolution
Media, Democracy, and the Free Trade Debate
Winter, James P.
Book
1990
Sources Select Resources
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers
Website
1977
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.
Spinwars
Politics and New Media
Fox, Bill
Book
1999
An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
War, Peace and the Media
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
1983
Zwicker argues that press coverage of the USSR is "profoundly uninformative, a journalistic yawn that is helping us sleepwalk toward the biggest slumber of all time: nuclear war."


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