7 ways to consume media critically

Caitlin Kelly is a Canadian ex-pat living in the outskirts of New York, with a blog I followed for some years. Also worth reading as we get into the holiday season, her book Malled about her experience working for a North Face after getting laid off from her newspaper job. Her posts cover everything from making a living from words to seeing a great play. If anyone wants a blogger talking critically about media and its role, I would say “Hey, I have this blog you might like.”


By Caitlin Kelly

“If your mother says she loves you, check it out”

That’s how the best journalists think: tough-minded, skeptical, dubious, cynical, questioning.

Our job is to challenge authority, in its every guise.

To speak truth to power.

IMG_20160616_134341728 (3)One of the 20th century’s greatest journalists…

In an era of fake news, it’s absolutely essential to know who is supplying you with the information with which you are making key decisions about your future, and that of your town, city, region and nation.

You can’t make intelligent decisions based on garbage and lies.

I’ve been a journalist since my undergraduate days at the University of Toronto, worked as a reporter at three major daily newspapers and have written freelance for dozens of national newspapers, magazines and websites. Here’s my website, with some clips.

Seven ways to consume media critically:

1. Read, watch and listen to a wide variety of news…

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