Krieg Barrie

Prayers for NPR?

Media | Maybe, but don’t expect me to pray for the network’s prosperity
by Joel Belz
Posted 10/24/19, 01:10 pm

“Thanks very much,” said the impassioned radio announcer as I tuned in right at the end of her plea, “for your calls, for your concern, and for your prayers.”

For your prayers?

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Krieg Barrie

Boots on the ground

Worldview | Chasing Biblical objectivity in journalism
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/26/19, 04:59 pm

“Biblically objective journalism that informs, educates, and inspires.” WORLD’s mission statement near the top of page 2 of every issue sometimes confuses readers, because it uses the word objective in an old-fashioned way.

Today  we often think of an “objective” perspective as one not voicing a strong opinion—neutral.

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The fake news police

Media | Who fact-checks Facebook’s fact-checkers?
by Hannah Harris
Posted 9/10/19, 03:31 pm

The debate about bias at Facebook and other media intensified last month as investigators headed by former GOP Sen. Jon Kyl presented an “interim report.” Kyl’s Covington & Burling law firm interviewed 133 conservatives and heard concerns that Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers “skewed to the ideological Left.”

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