"As I wrote recently, I’m focussed in 2016 on raising the ante on business leadership – across the board. Why? The UK MORI Veracity Index published last week reports that more people expect their hairdressers (69%) to tell the truth than business leaders (35%). This crisis in leadership continues with politicians now the least trusted group of all (21%), marginally less trusted than journalists (29%) and estate agents (25%).
The worst hit group are the clergy – once the most trusted profession in 1983 (85%), but now only 67% of people trust their priests.
And, reflecting the rise of social media, 68% of people expect the ordinary person on the street to be honest – way ahead of our so called leaders. Time for leaders to stand up, to be transparent, to be Purpose driven and to set the agenda and standards again. In other words, to lead. Who do you trust? via Kevin Roberts who is driven by two passions, Creativity and Leadership
"You can't trust anyone anymore," says our Tax Commissioner, Chris Jordan, and boy is he happy
McKibbin: Sell it all to China MacroBusinessn (Davin). This is appalling. More privatization of public assets. In Australia, all beaches are public (I believe the first 150 feet). Or at least have been until now ...
Index perceived corruption billions locked in poverty by public sector
“It is one thing for a journalist to make a mistake; like everyone, they all do that at some point. But to expressly lie about your sources in order to make your assertions seem more substantial is as serious a journalistic breach as can be committed.”—Glenn Greenwald (2006)
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We tend to use pretty concrete language in journalism, so it's not surprising that the place where we work isn't just an office, it's a newsroom. Earlier this week, I wrote about The Middletown Press' move away from a physical newsroom to a virtual one. No news happens in the newsroom but lots of people still love working in them
Radio aficionados and die-hard fans of longform journalism often cite the fall of 2014 as the moment the mainstream media finally began paying attention to podcasting.
As "Serial" attained widespread popularity among casual radio listeners, general interest publications like New York and The New York Times published pieces that placed the true crime broadcast in the vanguard of a breakout trend that had finally transcended "nerd curio" and ushered in a "great podcast renaissance." Meet the 26-year-old who’s got all the news on podcasting
One of the most common questions I get as a technical person in media from new journalists is, “What are your favorite storytelling tools?” There’s a big focus on tools and the next big thing in figuring out how best to tell stories. Journalism schools have taken awhile to catch up training cub reporters about how to tell stories in new ways.
Starter storytelling tools for new journalists
Little Kids React to the Revealing of a Villain in a Puppet Show – 1944
How David Petraeus avoided felony charges and possible prison time Washington Post
Robert Reich on Money & the Left Political Establishment Gaius Publius. Quotes from an MSNBC interview that…get this…was taken down from YouTube. Today’s must read. What Reich said was not all that controversial, but the fact that it came from an impeccable source, an insider with deep experience, apparently made the remarks too hot to handle...
Last week, an odd tale emerged from the world of soccer of a government agency potentially breaching privacy law. The case has embroiled two NSW public sector agencies as well as the sport's governing body, Football Federation Australia, and prompted talk of a lawsuit against The Sunday Telegraph. Our main interest, however, is with the bizarre reactions to this breach from some officials at the agencies involved.
To recap for readers who aren't obsessive A-League fans (of whom there may be a handful), the Telegraph reported details of "secret police files" containing photographs of 198 "soccer louts" banned from attending games. Privacy and hooliganism
The College Fix, The IRS Scandal, Day 1,000: Every Single Day For Nearly Three Years Prof Chronicles IRS Scandal ...