Crime / Journalism and media

Naming Rolf Harris and Sunil Tripathi: mainstream media’s troubled relationship with social media

Last weekend, The Saturday Age splashed this Facebook photo of Sunil Tripathi (below) a missing university student incorrectly identified by bloggers as a possible suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings across its front cover. The story has been removed from The Age website, but can be read here in its online archives. The photo of … Continue reading

Book and movies / Crime

“Innocent Blood” by P.D. James: a perfectly-told tale of revenge and redemption

“Innocent Blood” is a London crime novel by the grand dame of British detective fiction Phyllis Dorothy James, or as she is better known, P.D. James. The words on the back cover of my paperback edition (picked up in a second-hand bookshop in Alexandra, New Zealand) says it could be read “as a mainstream novel … Continue reading