Posts Tagged ‘Mass media’

‘Christians’ and internet hatred Comments 0

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The New York Times published a piece last week called “The Data of Hate.” Much of the data came from Stormfront.org, which Times contributor Seth Stephens-Davidowitz called “America’s most popular online hate site.” It was founded in 1995 by former Ku Klux Klan leader Don Black. The frightening thing is that 76 percent of Americans Read more

The Church and its message Comments 0

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’ve commented once or twice or 429 times about how the Catholic Church around the world, and in Australia and New Zealand in particular, often fails to adequately communicate the message of Jesus Christ to the faithful, not to mention to non-Catholics. It’s hardly a view Read more

Samoa’s Congregational Church launches radio and TV outlets Comments 0

Friday, May 17th, 2013

On Thursday the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (EFKS) launched radio and TV outlets in Apia. EFKS media opened with 80 percent coverage of the country. “We hope to have complete coverage in three months,” says Chairman of the General Assembly, Rev. Elder Tautiaga Senara. Both the radio and TV outlets will be under the Read more

Benedict XVI and the end of the ‘virtual Council’ Comments 0

Friday, April 26th, 2013

In one of the last acts of his pontificate, Benedict XVI gave an address to the clergy of the Diocese of Rome on the Second Vatican Council.  In the address he drew a distinction between what he termed the Virtual Council, or Council of the Media, and the Real Council or Council of those who actually produced Read more

The media and the vulnerable in 2012 Comments 0

Friday, December 21st, 2012

As I was looking for a lens through which I could frame a 2012 retrospective editorial, a colleague asked me to recommend a good article on the topic ‘the media and the vulnerable’. Looking at our archive, I discovered this was a constant throughout the year. Still current is the fallout of actions of 2DAY FM employees Read more

Fighting false balance in the media Comments 0

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Margaret Sullivan now wears the public editor hat at The New York Times and with a recent ombudsman column took on a huge media problem: False balance aka false equivalency. False balance reports are those that appear fair because they have two sides, except that one side reflects neither knowledge nor a right to speak. Reports on Catholicism are especially vulnerable Read more

The too-much-information age Comments 0

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

A man walks into a bar is the opening line of a joke. A man walks into a movie theater is the opening line of a homicide investigation. This is the hottest summer in recorded Colorado history. There are forest fires in the mountains. There is gunfire in the city. On the morning we awoke Read more

Prayer’s powerful says Petra Bagust – Media Prayer Day Comments 0

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Petra Bagust says CBA is good at coming up with new ways of keeping people involved. TVNZ’s Breakfast host Petra Bagust has once again shown her support for Media Prayer Day by being one of the faces fronting the campaign in the lead up to August 5. Media Prayer Day is an initiative of Christian Read more

Samoa’s Congregational Christian Church to set up a TV station Comments 0

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa has confirmed the purchase of the old Samoa Observer premises. The property will be used by the church to set up a TV station. The general secretary of the Church, Rev. Dr Iutisone Salevao, said the idea has been in the pipeline for about five years but after its Read more