Entries by Ian Farrugia

Citizen Journalism: Power to the People or Threat to the Truth?

We know citizen journalism occurs. We know it is being consumed, believed and in many cases appropriated by mainstream media outlets. The question is: if citizen journalism is here to stay, how can it be improved? Since truth matters – and there can be no power without responsibility.

How does a private crisis become a media story?

GenZ asks young people questions to try and secure answers about the media we need. Yet questions need to be anchored in ‘real life’ if they are to help us navigate to media solutions. On 19th November 2021, a Times of Malta journalist recorded a disconcerting incident in Valletta on his phone. Within an hour, […]