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  • Precision at the Edge of the Cliff

    Accuracy, precision and balance are essential values in the practice of journalism. Applying these values, however, isn't the easiest thing. It is risky to presume that information that is subjectively expressed, will reach the reader as something objective.

    Published on 09/14/2017 - 15h31

  • Where Are the Women?

    A group of young people from a school in Osasco had looked over some editions of Folha. With the kind of fresh point of view provided by youth, they weren't limited only by what the pages of the newspaper themselves showed. They were looking for things that by their very absence revealed concrete facts that weren't present in the news itself.

    Published on 09/04/2017 - 13h07

  • The Law, Sometimes

    Journalistic coverage of the judicial system in the last decade has exhibited a protagonism that is rare in Brazilian history. Decisions and sessions of the Federal Supreme Court have received comments as if they were sports championships.

    Published on 08/29/2017 - 13h13

  • Both There and Here, Tracking the Words

    The violent confrontation between racist and antiracist groups in a small city in the south of the United States has turned into a worldwide debate ever since last weekend. It seems to have been a localized explosion of tension with the potential to spread around the world.

    Published on 08/23/2017 - 13h10

  • Father's Day, Without Children

    A North American study revealed that the predominant theme in the news media in the United States around the time that Father's Day is celebrated is their absence from the family. This, in turn, led to a series of analyzes on the role of the press in defining and propagating the "paternity crisis" and on the damage caused by the resulting vacuum in a significant portion of families.

    Published on 08/14/2017 - 10h50

  • The Cruelty of Great Moments

    The definition is from journalist Cláudio Abramo (1923-87), a symbolic figure in Brazilian journalism and especially for Folha: "A great newspaper is known during great moments".

    Published on 08/07/2017 - 10h24

  • New Behavior Suggests Less Reason for Pessimism Regarding the Future of Journalism

    Recent moves in the global communication chess game - which generally is a very unequal one - between the media and social networking giants could be turning around.

    Published on 07/24/2017 - 11h01

  • How to Deal With an Avalanche of News?

    There was no lack of important news in the week that just ended. Labor reform legislation was approved. Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for corruption and money laundering. The Constitution and Justice Commission of the lower house of Congress rejected a recommendation to try Brazil's president Michel Temer for corruption. A new Prosecutor-General was nominated.

    Published on 07/17/2017 - 13h52

  • Facing Crime with Backs Turned to the Slums

    Targeted. That is how millions of residents of Brazilian favelas (slums) feel, characters in the daily news involving drugs, violence, poverty and misery. Targeted by police and targeted by the press, who insist upon maintaining a practically indissoluble link between the terms favela and crime.

    Published on 07/10/2017 - 09h44

  • A Question of Examiner (Mal) Practice

    Examinations and experts, who became protagonists in the Brazilian crisis after the 17th of May when the existence of the recording of a very non-republican conversation between President Michel Temer and businessman Joesley Batista was made public, have ended up exposing the Folha's weaknesses.

    Published on 07/03/2017 - 09h22