Is there any merit in adopting a ‘peace journalism’ approach?

Nick Essays

Jake Lynch believes that the media’s coverage of conflict fuels further violence and makes peaceful resolution harder to achieve. To that end he argues that journalists should adopt a “peace journalism” approach in order to overturn the current media bias in favour of war.  What merit, if any, is there to his argument? Jake Lynch writes ‘there is no need …

Should the News of the World hacking scandal and Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB takeover bid have been connected?

Nick Essays

Through News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch is the world’s leading newspaper proprietor. His company is also the largest pay TV owner and stood to grow larger still if its bid for BSkyB had been approved. That was aborted following the phone hacking scandal at his newspaper, the News of the World. Should the newspaper scandal and the TV bid have been …