#TheTrashies: Decolonising the White Gaze

by Claire L. Heuchan   It’s that time of year again: #TheTrashies are back and better than ever – or worse, depending on your perspective. In the last twelve months, the mainstream media have produced a relentless cycle of Islamaphobia, racist rhetoric, Othering, colourism, and xenophobia. Some articles have been carefully composed to dehumanise people of… Read More

Flat Earth News: The Ten Rules of Journalism

Nick Davies’ Flat Earth News Rule 1 – run cheap stories This rule requires you to select stories that are quick to cover and safe to publish. This discourages tricky investigations and distorts the selection of ordinary news stories in favour of those that are simple, uncontentious and easy to get hold of. Rule 2… Read More