Al Jazeera Journalism Review

Journalism and sociology; uneasy bedfellows

Journalism and sociology cannot be at odds since they are based on the same principle, and they use the same tools to construct social analyses. Still, the two disciplines do not see eye to eye. The sociologist sees the journalist as superficial, while the journalist sees the sociologist as cloistered in an ivory tower.

Published on: 10 May, 2021
Should foreign laborers in Oman have their own media outlets?

Asian migrant workers in Oman face a host of challenge in adjusting to their host country. Could media outlets in their native languages ameliorate those challenges?

Published on: 2 May, 2021
Slow versus instant journalism: Is digital media the answer?

Digital media might be the answer to a question gripping the journalism industry: Slow or instant journalism?

Published on: 25 Apr, 2021
Beyond objectivity: The rise of reformist news

The core mission of the news industry is telling viewers the day's events. But another core mission of journalism is to make the world a better place, which means going beyond the facts to change what’s wrong and defend what’s right. Those two missions are in conflict today.

Published on: 23 Mar, 2021
Importing credibility: Why does foreign private media invest in the Arab media market?

Why are western media companies all of a sudden interested in opening channels in the Arab World?

Published on: 1 Mar, 2021
Foreign funding and orientalism: On the need for an organic journalist

When many North African countries achieved their independence, nationalists began to repeat a sentence of great importance: Colonization will leave out the door, only to come back through the window. The sentence has proved to be prescient, as colonization has come back through the gateway of media, with an orientalist view that detaches reality from its cultural, and socio-political contexts.

Published on: 28 Feb, 2021
Close up and personal

Can Arabs accurately report their own affairs? Can Muslims be reliable sources of objective information about their daily lives and historic changes? We from the Arab and Muslim world are rethinking the news.

Published on: 15 Feb, 2021