Some words and headlines recently used in the media, were provocative, sensationalist and for effect.
Recent media has centred on a couple of food controversies from Richard Corrigan's poultry outbursts to La Stampa's bad review.
Sceince in the media ranges from the dull and heavy to tabloid "shock discoveries".
RTÉ Radio 1 is like a divine mystery: three stations in one odd bod. There's Radio 1 the Father (serious culture and education), Radio 1 the Son (news and current affairs) and Radio 1 the Spirit (light entertainment and "human interest", sport).
Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh is quite appropriately Ireland's most universally beloved broadcaster, virtually untouchable by any serious criticism. (I've thrown a few harmless cream-pies in his direction over the years, but nothing that could or would dim his fundamental brilliance.) So fair play to whoever it was that came up with a radical realisation: a Micheál match-broadcast could actually be improved if we were allowed a few gaps in the wall of Kerry-accented sound.
Even by the standards of a culture that doesn't know or care about the difference between celebrity and notoriety, Nektarios-Sotirios Voutas appears to have pulled a pretty sick stunt to insert himself into the story of the jet crash in Greece.
The shooting dead of a Brazilian man at a London tube station and the coverage of the Padraig Nally case showed that media discrimination still exists.
The coverage of 7/7 was awful journalism.
With people complaining about the lack of African acts involved and exaggerated viewership being touted about Live 8 is not welcome by all.
Meejit looks at the media's treatment of the Live 8 spectacle.