Posts Tagged ‘Media’

Media’s not responsible for church abuse scandal damage Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018

The media’s not responsible for the damage the abuse scandal has caused the church. Church leadership is responsible for this, says German Cardinal Reinhard Marx. Speaking at a news conference, Marx said the Church needs “more open and clear dialogue, accountability and a willingness to see abuse survivors and critics who push for remedy and Read more

Media attention helps Church Comments 0

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Lucetta Scaraffia, who edits the Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano women’s supplement, has published an editorial defending the media’s role in unlocking the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. Scaraffia says the “implacable and pitiless” nature of the coverage is “born from disappointment.” In her view, in societies affected by the sexual revolution, this disappointment Read more

China takes over ABC’s Pacific shortwave radio slots Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018
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Last year the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) pulled the plug on its shortwave service to the Pacific region. Some of the ABC’s former shortwave frequencies are now being used by China Radio International, the country’s state-owned overseas broadcaster. Some have argued that, in the age of the internet, shortwave radio is no longer important. But Read more

Madam Secretary writer seeks to bring faith to TV Comments 0

Monday, July 9th, 2018
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It has been an excruciatingly painful day for Madam Secretary and her staff. A plot to negotiate the release of a kidnapped American aid worker fails, and the young woman — together with others who have been trafficked — is found dead from asphyxiation in the back of a truck in Kyrgyzstan. In the final Read more

Media blind to nature of religion Comments 0

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
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Compared with most countries we do rather well in New Zealand with our varied and differentiated public media. National Radio, certainly, is outstanding and on the whole newspapers present a fair range of views on contested matters. The exception seems to be anything to do with religion. The churches appear to be regarded as a Read more

Is God boosting Stephen Colbert’s ratings? Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Before 2017, Jimmy Fallon dominated Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel in the late night talk show ratings wars. But Colbert has since emerged as the victor, besting his rivals in overall viewership for the recently concluded 2016-2017 season. Colbert ended the September-to-May season with an average of 3.19 million nightly viewers, compared to Fallon’s 3.17 million and Read more

South Sudan – desperate for help Comments 0

Monday, June 26th, 2017

South Sudan may have a love-hate relationship with the media, banning it one minute, calling it back the next – but it is desperate for help and needs media attention right now. Sister Yudith Pereira-Rico, associate executive director of Solidarity with South Sudan says her organization is promoting the hashtag #SouthSudanWeCare on social media. Their Read more

“Illegal” and “immigrant” not synonyms Pope says Comments 0

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The media need to get their terminology right and stop perpetuating negative stereotypes about immigrants says Pope Francis. Negative names for immigrants, like calling them “illegal” are not on, Francis says. The media is guilty of this. They should stop perpetuating negative stereotypes and find out why people migrate, he says. Francis offered a number Read more

Photos of Pope Francis shape the way we see him Comments 0

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Photos of Pope Francis shape the way we see him. We believe what we see. Consider the way Francis was presented in his diplomatic visit to Cuba. Then consider his upcoming trip to Egypt. How will the media portray him? Which images will they choose – and why? Read more Related Posts:Pope Francis will definitely Read more

The seven deadly sins of social media Comments 0

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins. Facebook is ego. Zynga is sloth. LinkedIn is greed. ~ Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn (2011) The Atlantic’s Robinson Meyer suggests that Hoffman’s tongue-in-cheek comment from five years ago may contain more than a kernel of truth. Using Dante’s Inferno as Read more