10 things the BlackBerry (yep!) is better at than an iPhone or Android device (and the best daily driver out there today IMHO)

Nowadays, you no longer need to be locked into one cloud, social media service or ecosystem. Be it Apple (OS X, iOS), Google (Android), Amazon or something else (Windows?). In fact, you should avoid this. And this very fact means the BlackBerry smartphones, in particular the Passport and Classic, are better than any other device (in… Continue reading 10 things the BlackBerry (yep!) is better at than an iPhone or Android device (and the best daily driver out there today IMHO)

How the media is problematizing large families

Full disclosure: I am not only a father of four children but also a passive member of the association quoted below. There is some extremely interesting research and - speaking not just as a blogger but editor-in-chief of a weekly newspaper - devastating analysis of how the media creates and perpetuates stupid prejudices against families, especially… Continue reading How the media is problematizing large families

How I failed to expose the false idol of journalistic objectivity

So we were sitting up on the panel in the auditorium of the Pontifical University of Santa Croce. It had already been a long day, though it was only 3.30 in the afternoon. I had a few more minutes to gather my thoughts before our presentation and discussion. Dozens of people were filling up the… Continue reading How I failed to expose the false idol of journalistic objectivity

“Clearly, confidently, joyfully”: 7 rules for journalists

"Here is a man who pulls no punches”, the person next to me said. We sat in the auditorium of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, together with dozens of other participants. As we watched the big American walk up to the microphone flashing his trademark smile I must admit, I was sceptical: was… Continue reading “Clearly, confidently, joyfully”: 7 rules for journalists

Presenting on “Crisis and Opportunity: The Digital Challenge to Journalism and the Catholic Press”

This weekend, I am finalising a paper I will give in Zagreb in Croatia on Monday titled  "Crisis and Opportunity: The Digital Challenge to Journalism and the Catholic Press". The talk will also be published later as part of the proceedings of the event, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Diocesan newspaper of Zagreb,… Continue reading Presenting on “Crisis and Opportunity: The Digital Challenge to Journalism and the Catholic Press”

Raus aus Absurdistan, rein ins Feldlazarett!

Warum werden hunderttausende Euro Spendengelder für Parteien ebenso nach einem Tag vergessen wie absurde Millionenabstürze an der Börse, die Badewanne von Bischof Tebartz-van Elst aber nicht? Dahinter steckt keine Verschwörung, sondern ein gesellschaftlicher Komplex. Am "Fall Tebartz-van Elst" mag vieles interessieren. Zu wenig beleuchtet sind aus meiner Sicht vor allem zwei Dinge: Erstens, was ich… Continue reading Raus aus Absurdistan, rein ins Feldlazarett!