China Demands 250,000 Journos Pass Marxism Test

Thanks to a new regulation enacted last fall, all 250,000 of China’s journalists will have to pass an exam on the "Marxist view of journalism" in January or February of 2014. Among the guidelines: “the leading role of the Party in publicity” and how to write critically about Japan and the United States.

Source: Global Post

Posted on: December 24, 2013

Can You Be Both an Activist and a Journalist?

In a refracted media world where information comes from everywhere, the line between two “isms” — journalism and activism — is becoming difficult to discern. The question of who is a journalist and who is an activist and whether they can be one and the same continues to roar along, most recently in the instance of Glenn Greenwald’s reporting for The Guardian on the secrets revealed by Edward J. Snowden.

Source: New York Times

Posted on: July 1, 2013