Reblog: What is Realism?

Originally posted on The International Scope:
I guess the bottom line is that realists may not be angels, but in the real world, angels often turn out to be brutes. Because if you’re moralizing, crusading, saying we don’t like your human rights policies and we don’t like your regime the way — it’s not democratic…

Providing Solutions Through Journalism

Originally posted on Mindful Musings:
I stumbled across this video while aimlessly browsing the Internet. I thought it showed an interesting perspective on journalism. Although I’ve always struggled with the negative news journalism (especially broadcast) spews, I never considered the need for the media to provide solutions to these issues it makes public. I just…

Using research in journalism

Originally posted on Prof Chris Daly's Blog:
By Christopher B. Daly This column by James B. Stewart in today’s Times is a good example of the power of using research. When journalists avail themselves of expertise and data, they can get past myths, slogans, and he-said/she said. In the column, Stewart examines the claim…

How The US Ambassador Cut Egypt Down to Size

Originally posted on REBEL ECONOMY :
A number of you may have already read the speech from the US Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, on Egypt’s political and economic woes. What she said was not particularly surprising or profound – much of it has already been argued by economists, analysts and journalists. But¬†Ambassador Patterson’s speech eloquently…