For a man often loathed by purists for his latitude with facts and their fictions, Hunter recognized the strictures and responsibilities of journalism-as-craft
Our “fight” against terrorism is being shaped by modernity’s perfect storm: urbanization, economic inequality, corruption, political fragility, historical grievance and even climate change have seeded the grounds for an unwanted harvest. The topic seemed paradoxically too big to be, and not to be, a story. So, after months of reflection, I decided to be, and not to be, a “journalist”.
Meaningful scholarship breeds careful, sensitive scholars —and the world is far too complex to give American students an easy pass.
On Thursday, the Obama administration asserted the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights did not extend to military and intelligence officials working abroad. By repeating a script well-rehearsed by former presidents Bush and Clinton, Obama endorsed the very sentiment that has led to military abuses in the past.
This week on Beacon, I use Boko Haram as a test case for re-thinking the fight against terrorism.
In January 2014, Jason Andrew’s work (and my text), on Nigerian soccer players stranded in Istanbul, will be published in LFI Magazine —an imprint run by Leica.
Joan couldn’t help but think of the sheer number of bombs, the profusion of bullets and the scourge of illness the couple had dodged over the last five years. Barely a quarter century old, Joan and John were members of a new generation —their lives the product of chance.
I can excuse subjects for stating their interests with conviction. But I won’t excuse journalists who fail to understand the topic, or take the time to ask the right questions.
Others are quick to note that all parties have avowed violence, and that using the genocide label (for political purposes or otherwise) isn’t as important as preventing it all together.
What I’m reading/thinking/writing about today. November 14, 2013.