The Eye of Media.com was first conceived in 2012, with the aim of providing a platform for a meaningful voice in society, on a variety of issues and news in the UK, and across the globe.
Our overarching aim is not to necessarily replicate or rival mainstream journalism, but to provide a supplement of sorts to the news media.
We will often report selective topics already covered in the mainstream news which are of high public interest, giving a personalised , though factual and objective outlook on it.
Other times we will cover topics suggested by any member of the team or brought to us by any of our associates, alliances, or a member of the public. Our vision is still in the process of metamorphosing.
Some of our writers will cover more than one area, others will stick to areas where they are most comfortable. We aim for high standards. Quality Control is our by-word.
Our aim is to serve as a positive extension of the broad media’s overarching purpose of disseminating information, highlighting important and interesting occurrences that come to our attention, whether they involve individuals, organisations/establishments or celebrities. We will particularly hold the media to account when necessary, given our vision to improve the media, and make it as honourable as it is meant to be.
We will indeed often liaise with the mainstream media since I myself have had just over 10 years experience writing for the media and maintain some good relationships there.
This idea was in the pipeline for some years, during which, as in many projects, the waffling and juggling took their course before it eventually found its level late in 2014. The team has varied since the inception of the eye of media.com. Some joined permanently, and others, intermittently, depending on their commitments.
We will often liaise with other individuals and organisations depending on the topics of interest, for the mutual purpose of progress and development. The swapping of ideas can be a very powerful tool useful for our overall development. We seek to credit or promote individuals and organisations that undertake admirable activities, and shun or criticise those with deplorable conduct.
We will also act as a watchdog, holding individuals and organisations to account where necessary and justifiable, especially where they would otherwise escape with impunity. As part of our operations, we liaise with Ofcom, often giving them a record of our findings wherever institutions or organisations are found to be conducting themselves in an unscrupulous manner.
Additionally, we from time to time liaise with a host of other organisations , schools and Universities, The Law Society, the BBC, The Press Association and some representatives of a number of media outlets in Britain and abroad.
We have gone out of our way to orchestrate mutually beneficial contacts with a number of international outlets, for the purposes of sharing news, ideas, striking agreements on pictures we cannot otherwise access legitimately, and research, all in the public interest.
The Eye Of Media.Com are ourselves open to scrutiny and welcome any complaints or suggestions for news or investigations, which we will always strive to address effectively. We hold ourselves to the standards we purport to have. Quality control is our by word, and we collectively aim to make a positive impact on our world.
We will often endeavour to afford individuals or organisations we cover an opportunity to reflect their perspectives on any areas we raise that relate to them. We are conscious of the laws of defamation , and will therefore endeavour never to fall foul of those laws.
We are committed to the printing of factual information , reasonable analysis, avoiding undue bias, and always promoting the spirit of truth and development.
We observe all copyright laws and sometimes liaise with respective organisations with respect to content permission, giving public credit in cases where it is so required or demanded.
We observe the general codes of conduct contained in IPSO’s guideline and those of the NUJ, and will always engage in resolving any issues whenever there is a feeling any of these codes have been breached.
The Eye Of Media.Com also has a think tank group, some of whom are direct members of the team, and others, from external professional bodies with whom we collaborate on various issues. The group keep a close eye on various topics and issues in Britain, and other parts of the world, lending their views quite often.
The group interact by phone and in person relatively often, with a view to unearthing some obscure finding, highlighting some important truth pertinent to a wider issue, or presenting innovative ideas collectively deemed necessary or valuable to society and the world as a whole. There are currently 9 members comprising our thinktank.
This group consists of ingenious thinkers, researchers, and competent observers and analysts from various professions. They will also serve as checks and balances to any serious stance we take on very important topics to ensure fairness and objectivity internally, as far as their own contribution goes.
We are open to receiving more people who satisfy our basic criteria of having a high aptitude for reasoning in as balanced a way as possible, and bringing fresh ideas to old or current situations.
All ideas are processed , evaluated and discussed methodically, exhaustively, and as objectively as possible. As an organisation, we seek to cover important issues including politics, sports, education, social services, societal issues, celebrity news, and a range of other topics where it is perceived there would be a public interest.
Our writers have been drawn form a variety of backgrounds. Some are recent graduates in media studies, English language, literature, but a number are of a completely different academic orientation. Others are former journalists, but we also have a few members on the team with little or no academic or journalistic credentials who have been given a chance based on an intuitive judgement made about their natural talent and appetite to excel in the writing and media industry.
We welcome individuals with the thirst and self belief to write and investigate individuals, organisations, or research various topics, where the outcome will be beneficial to society and the world.
In many cases, we will make recommendations to various organisations, supporting them with extensive reports for record purposes, and for the intended review and progression of their standards and endeavours.
The widely known fact many individuals and organisations abuse their power, means we will never shy away from confronting such organisations to recommend change, and in some cases, to expose them for the overall good of society.Legitimate criticism is important to steer society in the right direction and help us collectively grow and mature together.
We will always strive to be meticulous in our investigations, highlighting news of public interest where thorough and competently analzsing information worthy of public attention. Whenever it is manifestly obvious that a certain organisation is exceeding its powers, we will stop at nothing to campaign for the situation to be redressed.
As an organisation, we have no political affiliations, although we believe every government should be provided with constructive criticism and support to enhance the quality of its governance where deemed necessary. We believe the positive contributions of any government to its country should be encouraged and commended, irrespective of any other shortcomings they may have, since those can be addressed separately.
Individual writers may have their own political persuasions, but The Eye Of Media.Com will strive to ensure that all publications on political matters are at least reasonable in their arguments wherever a subjective value judgement is being expressed.
We are committed to supporting every sitting British Government where possible, although this does not preclude our reserved right to question or scrutinise the government’s actions on any matters that call for closer inspection, where it is in the public interest to do so. Accountability is always crucial , and we will play our role in holding every government to account, in the same way we hold any individuals or organisation to account.
We prioritise truth as we see it, and objective reporting expressed through persuasive analyses of facts available to us. It is our policy to be non-discriminatory, but to encourage society to foster the valued principles of equality of treatment and opportunity.
We aim to serve as a positive extension of the broad media’s overarching purpose of disseminating information, highlighting all important and interesting occurrences that come to our attention, whether they involve individuals, organisations/establishments or celebrities.
It goes without saying that not all news or information we provide will be uplifting or inspiring. Some will inevitably be sad and disheartening. Nevertheless, the objective of soothing your appetite for worthwhile information and thoroughly unbiased evaluation will be fervently pursued. We will leave no stones unturned when it comes to satisfying your thirst for objective and insightful analysis of the news we give you.
“The Eye of Destiny“, our 24 hour On-Line Radio Station is an off-shoot of The Eye of Media. com. The name connotes the fresh opportunity we will continue to afford individuals a platform to showcase their strengths in the area of various music genres and presentation in some of our talk shows..
I am particularly grateful to Boxing News Publication, The Voice Newspaper, and The Sunday Mirror for the instrumental role they played in inspiring my writing career.
I thank former editor of Boxing News, Claude Abrams for boosting my interest and confidence in writing, and accentuating my articles in his magazine with a high star rating when he presided as head over the exciting boxing publication.
He wouldn’t have known at the time, how much it contributed to my inspiration and motivation to pursue a career in writing. I also thank his then colleagues, Daniel Herbert and Tony Connolly for their warm support and highly valued friendship.
I also thank Rodney Hinds for an opportunity to write for The Voice between 2004 and 2008, and also former News Editor of The Sunday Mirror, James Saville, for the opportunity he gave me to write for The Sunday Mirror between 2005 and 2010 as a paid freelancer and and Nick Owens, who was later acting editor at the Sunday Mirror News desk.
Join us as we embark on an exciting journey in which our eyes and minds will be spread as wide as possible.
Editor, The Eye Of Media.Com