Journalism used to be a respected profession. We go out and meet other people, share their stories, report them for the benefit of others. If we are considered to be … Continue reading Be a Mensch first!
ENGLISH “….I understood that truth and information are sometimes more important, than what you get paid, especially whilst much of the UK media was taking the side of the crown prosecution even though now they claim otherwise.”
“Mein Honorar dafür, war mehr, dass mein Sinn für aufrichtigen und informativen Journalismus, basiert auf eine fundierte Ausbildung in Politik und Zeitgeschichte, und Jahre der Erfahrung, richtig war, als das wenige Geld was man mit dem Journalismus dieser Tage verdient. Es ist deshalb wichtig und essenziell , dass von allen unabhängiger Journalismus finanziell mitgetragen wird,…”
The incidences of the SZ in Germany between an offensive anti-Jewish caricature on the issue of Israel and another caricature deemed directly anti-Semitic by most observers nine months later are strange. Some of my Munich based Jewish friends believe the SZ is rather hostile towards Israel. Are there connections between seeking the right to criticize Israel and unacceptable sloppiness the way one reports on Jewish affairs?
2013 through the selection of some of my articles:
This year I typed over 40 mostly on the ground researched pieces. Many were transforming and unique written for four media outlets, Taz, Jüdische Allgemeine, Open Democracy and Die Zeit. On three occasions I published only on my blog.
I hope I continue to write challenging and original pieces in the next year. I have some already forthcoming to do with urban culture, domestic violence, sustainability and on Jewish issues. Perhaps I will also write again more in English, as I have done in the past.
To my all my readers, but especially my loyal ones and interviewees, a great thank you. I could not do without you! Special thanks to all the newspapers and editors, you know who are!