Identifying fake newsWhen combatting fake news, a major part of the responsibility lies within the readers as they can be both the victim and responsible for spreading the fabricated news, but they can put a stop to that by improving media literacymore
Reader's CornerMartyrdom and MediaAlthough sensitivity toward others' griefs can diminish over time for those who have not lost their loved ones, journalists must respect the pain and wishes of families while covering the story More
Reader's CornerLetters from editorsThis week, instead of the usual articles you are accustomed to seeing in the Reader's Corner, we bring you the correspondence between two individuals: Daily Sabah's Editor-in-Chief Serdar Karagöz and German daily newspaper Die Welt's Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ulf Poschardt. The main concern of this correspondence is the relations between Turkey and Germany both at the state and media level More
Reader's CornerContinuing from last weekLast week we talked about the Israel's Consul General Shai Cohen's letter to our newspaper regarding an op-ed article written by Vakkas Dogantekin that was published on Feb... More
Reader's CornerGuide to fake newsFake news is not just a social media plague that mainstream media can use to emphasize its fact-checking and boost its credibility since the latest example showed that it can just as easily fall victim to its prey More
Reader's CornerDuties and limits of ombudsmanWhen criticism is aimed at opinion pages, the ombudsman must take a step back in order not to become part of the debate based on personal commentaries, as long as the article in question is not overtly faulty More
Reader's CornerFebruary statisticsOnce again the end of the month is here, so let's get to the review that returning readers are no doubt familiar with. For those who are not, at the end of each month, the... More
Reader's CornerDetails do matter
Importance of the details in a news article is often subconsciously graded on the public interest scale, but we must remember that what may be considered a minor error from a journalist's point of view, could be a substantial matter for the people who are the subject of the news
Reader's CornerFor whom the bell tolls
With the elimination of the public editor's post in The New York Times, the debate on the role of ombudsmen followed by its adaptation to our current situation is sorely needed especially considering the new realities of conventional and social media
Reader's CornerNYT errs again while covering terrorism
Following the terror attack in Manchester, NYT's decision to publish leaked information about the investigation has caused a public outcry among some media organizations, with both sides of the argument claiming moral high ground in the absence of universally agreed-upon, clear guidelines on how to cover terrorism
Reader's CornerDoes Western media protect Gülen?
It has recently become more evident that many Western mainstream media organizations aim to push a single rhetoric as the reality of Turkey, instead of accurately depicting events. The latest controversy shows that to do this, they are willing to censor any article portraying FETÖ in a negative light
Reader's CornerWikipedia controversy: Same old story
In an attempt to turn the Wikipedia debate in to a matter of the right to information, we are reminded of a similar bid in the past years with the Twitter controversy, which time showed to be a matter of national laws and company policy
Reader's CornerFreeloading season
The holiday season, particularly the summer months, used to be a source of great "excitement," for many journalists in Turkey, but for reasons other than a well-deserved time...
Reader's CornerHow to remove news articles?
Although a high number of requests have been made to the ombudsman for the removal and correction of certain past news articles, the ombudsman is not the final authority in newspapers to make such a decision as their role is advisory in nature