Monthly Archives: November 2013

Diplomat: Israel gets a bum rap in the media

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Ambassador Gideon Meir heads the public affairs directorate at Israel’s Foreign Ministry.

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Meir gave examples of media bias against Israel during a Nov. 15 presentation at Flagler College. In one instance, the New York Times published a photograph of an Israeli policeman and bloodied man described as a Palestinian. A reader in Chicago called to complain about the photo caption, saying, “This is not a Palestinian. This is my son.”
The man, Meir explained, was actually a Jewish student who had been rescued by Jewish authorities after a mob tried to lynch him.
“So we complained. The New York Times printed an apology. Guess what page it was on? Page 29.”
Israel contends with these sorts of mistakes and distortions in the media “day in and day out,” the diplomat said.

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Oral defense at Flagler College

Sarah Williamson answers questions about her portfolio. She is editor of the Gargoyle, the college newspaper.

Sarah Williamson answers questions about her portfolio. She is editor of the Gargoyle, the college newspaper.

Seniors in the Communication Department at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla., stood before fellow students and professors and answered questions about their portfolios, career plans and academic studies on Nov. 15.  See additional photos here.
Students studying journalism or public relations included: Ryan Cinney, Diana Dersch, Margaret Wallis, Brianna Bradford, Victoria Jolley, Clay Grubman, Chelsea Walsh, Daniel Arbelaez, Mariana Rodas, Sarah Williamson, Taylor Day, Chase Caldwell, Michael O’Hara, Courtney Griffin, Paige Garrity-Lefkowitz, Alexis Mortenson, Kristin Kownacky and Lois Goh.

Student Lois Goh fields questions from a professor.

Student Lois Goh fields questions from a professor.