‘mouse journalism’



The war in Iraq has given rise to a new sort of journalism — mouse journalism. This is a term coined by Robert Fisk, a correspondent of the Independent. He said that the situation in Iraq is so dangerous for journalists, that mouse journalism is the best way for correspondents to stay alive. In this sort of journalism, the reporter goes to the scene of the event, gathers news as quickly as possible (usually about ten minutes), and leaves before “men with guns arrive.”

 

Source: S. Upendran, The Hindu ‘Know Your English’ Series, March 13, 2006

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