Tag: journalism

  • Complex Things Explained in 10 Words or Less

    “You’re made of chemicals. They work like magnetic Legos. Neat.”

  • Breathless Sports and War

    “When you have to fill 24 hours of airtime, everything is breathlessly reported and only the strongest adjectives, war and sport analogies are allowed to survive.” Commenter on Metafilter regarding (coverage of the gold crash (and news in general)

  • The White Correspondent’s Burden

    “But this doesn’t explain why journalism from Africa looks and sounds as it does. For this, we blame our editors, who (we like to say) oversimplify our copy and cut out context. … For these tendencies, our editors in turn often blame readers, whom they assume can’t or won’t follow us through villages with difficult-to-pronounce names […]