Commitment & analysis

Chris Dillow / April 25, 2018 at 1:19 PM 46 views

Is political campaigning compatible with the detached analysis required of journalism? I ask because of something David Aaronovitch tweeted about Owen Jones: He is a tireless political activist in a partisan cause seeking very specific outcomes. Nothing wrong with that,…

The media closed shop

Chris Dillow / April 23, 2018 at 1:22 PM 81 views

I suspect that Owen Jones gets even more abuse when he’s right than when he’s wrong. So it has been with his claim that national newspapers and broadcasters are “full of people who made it because of connections and/or personal…

Good bad theories

Chris Dillow / April 20, 2018 at 12:48 PM 114 views

In 1945 George Orwell wrote an essay on good bad books – “the kind of book that has no literary pretensions but which remains readable when more serious productions have perished.” He gave as examples the Sherlock Holmes stories. Uncle…