Author: Martin Kibaba
2019 WPI FellowJournalist, Life fm Ltd
Posts by Martin Kibaba:
Here’s why social media poses no threat to traditional journalism
by Martin Kibaba | Oct 5, 2019 | Changes in Journalism, Journalism, Social Media in Politics and JournalismWill social media really kill journalism? This is a big concern among journalists today. A study by the Pew Research Center suggests social media has become the main source of news online. With more than 2.4 billion internet users, nearly 64.5 percent receive breaking...
Was Trump’s Call to Ukraine President “Just a wonderful conversation”?, Media Analysis
by Martin Kibaba | Sep 28, 2019 | American Presidency, Journalism in the Trump Era, Personal Reflections, Political Coverage, PoliticsThe media is awash with the Trump-Ukraine phone call scandal. Everyone is analyzing it their own way. Read transcript here Thanks Mr. President for this “wonderful conversation” with your Ukrainian counterpart. “Perfect phone call with the president...
Why I disagree with Immigration restrictionists
by Martin Kibaba | Sep 22, 2019 | Immigration, Immigration Reform, Personal Reflections, Policy, PoliticsI am neither an expert on issues to do with immigration nor an American citizen, so one might question whether I have the authority to discuss this American issue. But I think the debate on immigration is getting personal. The hatred and selfishness being exhibited by...
Journalism – one of the most dangerous professions in the world
by Martin Kibaba | Sep 18, 2019 | Changes in Journalism, Journalism, Journalism in the Trump EraWhat do you think are the most dangerous jobs in the world? This is a random question I asked people on the streets of New York City. And guess what the answers were: “Police, Military, body guards…” Well, we may think of these and even more like...
Recent blog posts
- Freedom of expression at a crossroads: Section 230 and the spread of disinformation in America
- Trust in local news stays high, but self-censorship is part of the equation
- Minnesota: Big on voting turnout and on paper ballots
- Coping with PTSD as a journalist in an unrelenting news cycle
- Abortion debate in the eyes of an abortion clinic escort in Minnesota
We asked different groups in Minneapolis what changed in their town after George Floyd's murder?
Not much, was their reply.
In @finnowl's first #WPIFellowship blog post, he wonders if the defamation case against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems will drag down other media, too. Minnesota academics and journalists weigh in:
Check out my latest @GlobalMinnesota podcast episode w/ @Fawzeyah & @SaqibTanveer of this year's @worldpressinst International Fellows! Hear about the challenges of conducting journalism and speaking truth to power in Nigeria and Pakistan.