Battle Readings is a regularly updated compilation of articles, essays, and opinion pieces relevant to the themes of the Battle of Ideas.
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Stigma surrounding mental health comes in many forms, and it’s important to understand what the differences are
Pete Etchells, Guardian, 28 August 2014
Margarita Tartakovsky, Psych Central, January 2014
The drive to 'engage' patrons with gadgets strips museums of their innate wonder.
Wendy Earle, spiked, 17 December 2013
Peter Armstrong, Huffington Post, 18 October 2013
The Charter settlement offers a historic opportunity to put behind us widespread misconduct of the kinds identified in the Leveson Report and so to rebuild trust between the press and the public. It does this without in any way reducing the freedom of the press to carry out journalism that is in the public interest.
Brian Cathcart, International Forum for Responsible Media blog, 15 October 2013
George Brock, Kogan Page, 3 September 2013
Tim Black, spiked, 12 August 2013
Was ours "a free and open marketplace of information"? Not even close, says Martin Moore of the Media Standards Trust.
Martin Moore, New Statesman, 19 May 2013
Being first and fast is all very well, but there is a way to do that without publishing falsehoods. In a brilliant insight, the New York-based digital guru Jeff Jarvis wrote: 'The key skill of journalism today is saying what we ‘don’t’ know, issuing caveats and also inviting the public to tell us what they know.'
Roy Greenslade, Evening Standard, 21 April 2013
If you are interested in social media for international development many of you will have already seen the fantastic Africa for Norway video which I mentioned in a previous blog. I was interested in how this video reached 2 million views so quickly, was it traditional or social media that contributed to such a swift success?
David Girling, Social Media for Development blog, 13 April 2013
The New Heresies
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Wendy Kaminer, US-based writer on law, liberty, feminism, religion, and popular culture