Category Archives: Media

Easily Confused (56) Republican debates

How Republican debates used to be: How Republican debates look now: Even I, as someone who is very interested in politics, have stopped watching these debates. There is nothing new to be learned from them, there is nothing of substance. … Continue reading

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“Scoop” by Evelyn Waugh

If you have already watched all the episodes of The Newsroom and are looking for something equally funny, yet meaningful about journalism, I recommend turning to this 1938 novel. Evelyn Waugh, who had been a journalist himself and had reported … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo

“Je suis Charlie” – “I am Charlie” – we could read on many Facebook and Twitter profiles after the attack on the French satirical newspaper. That was cheap and maybe a bit presumptuous, even though it was of course intended as a show of … Continue reading

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The Death of the Newspaper

This is how far it has come already: a memorial for printed newspapers or rather for their readers who are dying out. Is the end that nigh indeed? Photographed in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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For my Romanian readers

In Romania I have been received so warmly that the regional press even published a long article about me, my life and my travels: It’s quite handy that I can’t speak any Romanian because I don’t like reading articles about myself. But it’s … Continue reading

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Be careful with predictions!

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Easily Confused (43) Drama

Watching a comedy: Watching a tragedy:

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