Monday Media: News, Vietnam style..

One of the most common issues I face when teaching journalism students – especially those from Asian backgrounds – is the need for attribution. “You can’t just say ‘The 12th National Party Congress is a congress of solidarity, democracy, discipline and renovation, demonstrating its resolve to increase comprehensive and synchronous reforms while promoting the country’s…

Monday Media: New Media still needs the old

I have spent a large part of the past week without access to my usual sources of media –  and it’s been an interesting experience. I am on holidays, currently in Vietnam and reliant on my smartphone for access to news. Because days are so full and tiring, I have been largely restricted to Facebook.…