Journalists drink too much, are bad at managing emotions, and operate at a lower level than average, according to a new study

Journalists’ brains apparently show a lower level of executive functioning, which means a below average ability to regulate their emotions, suppress biases, solve complex problems, switch between tasks, and show creative and flexible thinking. This is according to a new study led by neuroscientist and leadership coach Dr Tara Swart, who selected 40 journalists from…

Sir Harold Evans’ New Book Is a Master Class in How to Write

Sir Harold Evans has had more lives than the luckiest cat. Malcolm Jones writes .. The English-born former editor of The Times of London and The Sunday Times has also served as editor in chief at Random House, founded and edited Conde Nast Traveler, and worked for US News and World Report, The Atlantic Monthly,…

Why United Was Legally Wrong to Deplane David Dao

This article first appeared on the Dorf on Law site. On Sunday, United Airlines passenger David Dao was forcibly removed from his United Airlines flight when he refused to relinquish his seat. The police officers who removed him from the seat, then dragged him down the aisle of the airplane. Videos of the incident show…

Additions to the Five Journalistic “W”s

In journalism, the “Five ‘W’s” are “Who,” “What,” “When,” “Where,” and “Why.” Referring back to the Five “W”s helps journalists address the fundamental questions that every story should be able to answer. Recent events, however, have shown that traditional journalistic practices might not be working as effectively as they used to. As such, here are…

Extension of time not granted by Shariah Appeals Court

The Shariah Court of Appeal, the highest in the Shariah judicial system, today found that there was no merit in the leave to file an appeal out-of-time by Shahnaz Abdul Majid in a matter against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib. The bench found that the imperative criteria for…