Tag: journalism

Canadian journalism fails at nuance when it comes to jihad

A critical analysis of The Globe and Mail and the National Post and the perpetuation of Islamophobia.

On my view the news media in Canada have, by and large and in the long run, misrepresented the concept of jihad. They have positioned jihad as a form of villainy. In so doing they have portrayed Islam as a peril…

Some notes on why jihad is good

Canadian journalists tend to flatten the concept of jihad, and this fits a larger pattern.

If you read Canadian journalists on the topic, you might not understand that jihad has some very nice meanings. Most Canadian journalists seem to commonly misrepresent the concept. It’s not just them, mind you. There’s lots of misrepresentation of jihad to go around…

Ads versus articles in the Saturday BC Edition of the Globe and Mail, A Section

By area, there are more ads than reports and opinion pieces in this A section of the BC Edition of the Globe and Mail.

Here’s the A Section of the Globe and Mail. It’s the BC edition for June 2nd, 2018. There are 19 reports and 5 opinion pieces. I counted the weather section on page 22 as a report, and also the Donkey Kong “Moment” on page 2, but nothing on the cover. The cover is arguably editorial […]

Anadrome, semordnilap and levidrome: a whimsical example of problematic information

Levidrome is a new synonym for anadrome, heterodrome, volvogram, semordnilap, reversal and several others.

How a heartwarming news story about an interesting linguistic phenomenon widely mislead people that there are no words to describe that spell different words when they’re reversed…