Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
"In Georgia, we have an expression that speaks to our limited human understanding of our own actions and motivations. We say “I call myself.” In that tradition, I can say that I called myself writing my first novel, “Leaving Atlanta,” in order to remind the world that in the early 1980s, 30 African-American children were killed in my hometown; two of them were students at my elementary school. I believed myself to be banging on the door of History door of History, demanding that my memories be let in..."
The rise in numbers of fact checking sites around the world – from 44 to 64 in one year – sends a message for accountability journalism. Fact checking veterans and funders of newborn sites, met in London on July 23 and 24 for the second Global Fact-Checking Summit. Lots of lessons emerged, along with advice on how to move forward. But there are unanswered questions to be debated.
“Since the scandal [over a near-universally-reviled article] broke on Thursday, Gawker has been having what can best be described as a nervous breakdown. What started as internal conflict over a journalism judgment call (or lack of one) has metastasized into an existential crisis about just, what, exactly, is Gawker? “ New York Magazine
The New York TimesIna postthat examined The New York Times’ decision not to link to a story that exposed an alleged attempted tryst between Condé Nast executive David Geithner and a male escort, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan acknowledged that the paper has room to grow in its linking practices.
Although Sullivan defended the paper’s decision not to link out to the Geithner story (which she called “nasty” and “pointless”), she added that the Times does not always adhere to its guidelines regarding linking, which recommend regular references to other news reports and relevant stories from the competition.
“The decision on Gawker aside, routine linking is not quite there yet,” Sullivan wrote.