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[OP-ED]: Welcome to the information crisis

 05/22/2017 - 08:23
The media has given up the role of referee and suited up to play in the arena, it’s clear -- with the recent barrage of what the left considers major scoops and the right dismisses as “fake news” -- that the objective of this game is to destroy Trump. EFE
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These days, when friends ask how I’m doing, I give them an honest answer. I say, “I’m struggling.”

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The media has given up the role of referee and suited up to play in the arena, it’s clear -- with the recent barrage of what the left considers major scoops and the right dismisses as “fake news” -- that the objective of this game is to destroy Trump. EFE

Donald Trump could face a "Russiagate"

 05/16/2017 - 15:23
Stock Photography (10/5/2017), showing US President Donald Trump (r), with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (l) during his meeting in Washington, DC. The White House today called the leak published by the Washington Post that Trump revealed secret information about the Islamic State (EI) to Sergey Lavrov as "false". EFE / RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF EXTERIORS
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After the dismissal of the Director of the FBI, James Comey, Donald Trump is getting closer to political circumstances that are not foreign to the American democracy: the Watergate scandal.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:30pm
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Stock Photography (10/5/2017), showing US President Donald Trump (r), with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (l) during his meeting in Washington, DC. The White House today called the leak published by the Washington Post that Trump revealed secret information about the Islamic State (EI) to Sergey Lavrov as "false". EFE / RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF EXTERIORS

Donald Trump podría estar frente a un “Russiagate”

 05/16/2017 - 14:40
Fotografía de archivo (10/5/2017), que muestra al presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump (d), con el ministro de Exteriores ruso, Serguéi Lavrov (i), durante su reunión en la Washington, DC. La Casa Blanca tildó hoy de "falsa" la filtración publicada por el periódico capitalino The Washington Post que apunta a que Trump reveló información secreta sobre el Estado Islámico (EI) a Serguéi Lavrov. EFE/MINISTERIO RUSO DE EXTERIORES
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Tras la despedida del Director del FBI, James Comey, Donald Trump se acerca cada vez más a circunstancias políticas que no le son ajenas a la democracia estadounidense: el escándalo Watergate.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:30pm
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Fotografía de archivo (10/5/2017), que muestra al presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump (d), con el ministro de Exteriores ruso, Serguéi Lavrov (i), durante su reunión en la Washington, DC. La Casa Blanca tildó hoy de "falsa" la filtración publicada por el periódico capitalino The Washington Post que apunta a que Trump reveló información secreta sobre el Estado Islámico (EI) a Serguéi Lavrov. EFE/MINISTERIO RUSO DE EXTERIORES

Facebook Admits It's Being Used by Governments to Manipulate Opinion

 04/28/2017 - 05:14
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Facebook has publicly acknowledged that its platform has been exploited by governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries.

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[OP-ED]: A familiar voice with an all-too-familiar story

 04/06/2017 - 11:02
Ray Suárez es un verdadero periodista. Tras ascender superando dificultades en los años 70 y 80 -cuando la frase ‘reportero de televisión’ conjuraba imágenes de Mike Wallace y Harry Reasoner y no la de un muchacho puertorriqueño de Brooklyn- este veterano de 60 años es simplemente la norma a la que muchos jóvenes periodistas latinos aún aspiran. youtube.com
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Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell says it takes around 10,000 hours of practice to master a craft. 

But there’s a catch. Who’s to say that, by the time you put in the years necessary to get really good at something, you won’t be at an age where it is tough to find gainful employment?

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:45am
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Ray Suarez is a real newsman. Having come up the hard way in the 1970s and ‘80s -- when the phrase “television newscaster” conjured up images of Mike Wallace or Harry Reasoner and not a Puerto Rican kid from Brooklyn -- this 60-year-old veterano is simply the standard to which many young Latino journalists still aspire. Photo: youtube.com

[OP-ED]: Halperin is right: When reporters become ‘combatants,’ they stop being journalists

 04/03/2017 - 08:41
Too many journalists are in the arena, protecting their employers’ brands and going mano a mano with Trump. This means they’re combatants, and that they’ve stopped being journalists. 
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 I never thought I’d say this, but Mark Halperin is right. 

In May 2015, I wrote a column criticizing Halperin for a series of questions that he posed to Ted Cruz that I considered racist. 

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:30am
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Too many journalists are in the arena, protecting their employers’ brands and going mano a mano with Trump. This means they’re combatants, and that they’ve stopped being journalists. 

[OP-ED]: Put down your device and try talking with someone

 03/21/2017 - 13:52
In 2016, Cal Newport’s “?Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” basically told readers to disconnect from the virtual world in order to nurture their ability to do high-focus, high-value work.
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Voices from all walks of life are uniting to spread the word about the importance of getting back to more face-to-face conversations and fewer “likes” and tweets.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 1:30pm
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In 2016, Cal Newport’s “?Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” basically told readers to disconnect from the virtual world in order to nurture their ability to do high-focus, high-value work.

Trump baffles Sweden with crime comment, says it was based on Fox News.

 02/20/2017 - 03:48
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President appeared to refer to a non-existent terror attack in the country during a rally on Saturday in Florida, prompting questions from Swedish officials, as reported in The Guardian

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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 3:33am
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President appeared to refer to a non-existent terror attack in the country during a rally on Saturday in Florida, prompting questions from Swedish officials. Photo: Wikimedia

Trump's First Round: The Media

 01/23/2017 - 02:01
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Trump presidency began with defense of false 'alternative facts' and attacking the media for manipulating facts. The President and advisers also pushed falsehoods about inauguration attendance, reports El País.

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Monday, January 23, 2017 - 1:42am
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 US President Donald Trump, center, speaks as US Vice President Mike Pence listens during a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, on 22 January 2017. EFE/Andrew Harrer / POOL

A Big Toilet

 12/08/2016 - 03:09
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Pope Francis has compared media organizations that focus on scandals and promote fake news to discredit people's lives with those who are obsessed with excrements. Using striking terminology, Francis said journalists and the media must avoid falling into “coprophilia” – an obsession with eating faeces. 

 Spreading disinformation is “probably the greatest damage that the media can do”, the Pope told the Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio. It is a sin to defame people, he added.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:56am
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