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Journalists bad at managing emotions have low IQ
« on: May 20, 2017, 07:02:46 AM »
Journalists drink too much, are bad at managing emotions, and operate at a lower level than average, according to a new study

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Journalists' brains show a lower-than-average level of executive functioning, according to a new study, which means they have a below-average ability to regulate their emotions, suppress biases, solve complex problems, switch between tasks, and show creative and flexible thinking.

The study, led by Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and leadership coach, analysed 40 journalists from newspapers, magazines, broadcast, and online platforms over seven months. The participants took part in tests related to their lifestyle, health, and behaviour.

It was launched in association with the London Press Club, and the objective was to determine how journalists can thrive under stress.

Each subject completed a blood test, wore a heart-rate monitor for three days, kept a food and drink diary for a week, and completed a brain profile questionnaire.

The results showed that journalists' brains were operating at a lower level than the average population, particularly because of dehydration and the tendency of journalists to self-medicate with alcohol, caffeine, and high-sugar foods.

Forty-one percent of the subjects said they drank 18 or more units of alcohol a week, which is four units above the recommended weekly allowance. Less than 5% drank the recommended amount of water.

However, in interviews conducted in conjunction with the brain profile results, the participants indicated they felt their jobs had a lot of meaning and purpose, and they showed high mental resilience. Swart suggested this gave them an advantage over people in other professions in dealing with the work pressure of tight deadlines.

"felt their jobs had a lot of meaning and purpose" "Felt"?  :rolleyes:
 This is the inherent problem, leftist Urinalists feel, they don't think, they lack critical thinking skills.

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Re: Journalists bad at managing emotions have low IQ
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 11:13:19 AM »
Exactly where might one find a "JOURNALIST" nowadays?  All you have are pundits, propaganda ministers and guys making shit up from sources that call them from one of the few remaining payphones in existence.

Not exactly rocket science and your average HS drop out could probably manage it.
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Re: Journalists bad at managing emotions have low IQ
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 06:38:07 AM »
Exactly where might one find a "JOURNALIST" nowadays?  All you have are pundits, propaganda ministers and guys making shit up from sources that call them from one of the few remaining payphones in existence.

Not exactly rocket science and your average HS drop out could probably manage it.
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So true! Anymore, the sport of Urinalism is no longer based on facts and truth, rather quarter truths and opinion, making it a game of "Spot the outright Lies".
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Re: Journalists bad at managing emotions have low IQ
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 06:26:58 PM »
Journalists drink too much, are bad at managing emotions, and operate at a lower level than average, according to a new study

"felt their jobs had a lot of meaning and purpose" "Felt"?  :rolleyes:
 This is the inherent problem, leftist Urinalists feel, they don't think, they lack critical thinking skills.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/journalists-brains-function-at-a-lower-level-than-average-2017-5
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Re: Journalists bad at managing emotions have low IQ
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 07:24:50 PM »
The key educational requirement to be a "journalist" today  is a course in Creative Writing.
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Re: Journalists bad at managing emotions have low IQ
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 07:45:25 PM »
The key educational requirement to be a "journalist" today  is a course in Creative Writing.
Actually, not even that. Just a computer, and anyone can claim Urinalist status, as evidenced by the Hill, Politico, NY Slimes etc.
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Re: Journalists bad at managing emotions have low IQ
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2017, 01:40:25 PM »
If we are to believe its practitioners, the Golden Age of Journalism was during Word War II and freedom hung in the balance as we learned more about the Nazi menace. Our city and small-town newspapers relied on the Associated Press for objective, unbiased reports....

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Long after other media organizations were kicked out for refusing to comply with the demands of the Nazi regime, AP journalists and photographers went on covering the Nazi agenda and the Second World War from inside Germany. For their extraordinary journalistic achievements, the head of the Berlin Bureau, Louis P. Lochner, a German-American who came to Germany as a lifelong pacifist and then grew increasingly alarmed by the Nazi ideology, was awarded the Pulitzer prize in 1939.

Two years later, when the US entered the war, AP was forbidden to continue operating in Germany. The agency's American employees in Germany were then arrested and sent home five months later as a part of a prisoner exchange. This wasn't unusual. Other news agencies and newspaper correspondents were banned by Germany much earlier. The wonder is that AP was left alone for so long.

The explanation for this puzzle was provided last year by a historian named Harriet Scharnberg. In an article published in the academic journal Studies in Contemporary History, Scharnberg claimed that AP was able to preserve its unique status due to a special agreement it had entered into with the Nazis. That agreement made it possible for AP to go on reporting from inside Germany, but it also benefited the Nazis and their propaganda machine. 

http://www.aish.com/ci/s/How-the-Associated-Press-Cooperated-with-the-Nazis.html?s=mm

 

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