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Wen Stephenson calls out journalists on crisis coverage Climate Change

In A Convenient Excuse Wen Stephenson, former editor at The Atlantic and The Boston Globe and senior producer of NPR's On Point, indicts jo…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Nov 5, 2012
Reply by Lillie

Fox News and Assholes

Excerpts from “Assholes: A Theory” by Aaron James in  How Fox News Created a New Culture of Idiots. Aaron James dissects the new kinds of "…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Nov 3, 2012
Reply by Lillie

Life inside media

Mark Deuze claims, "We can only imagine a life outside media." "If anything, today the uses and appropriations of media can be seen as fuse…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Nov 2, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

Media Reform

Dan Hind in The Trouble with Media Reform makes a case for a captive mass media's incompetence to inform the public about important matters…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Oct 31, 2012

Internet makes the dumb dumber

The Internet is a Major Driver of the Growth of Cognitive Inequality Moral of the story: the internet makes dumb people dumber and smart p…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Oct 30, 2012
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Romney bets on US press incompetence

Romney bets on the US mass media buying his Big Lie. By making debt the centerpiece of his campaign, Romney was making a calculated bluff o…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

5 Oct 10, 2012
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

JumboJoke points out Neil Armstrong coverage gaffs

The benefit of experience Wrong name, wrong guy, wrong footprint, "first man on the man", etc.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Sep 8, 2012

Worst Media Brown-Nosers

7 Worst Media Brown-Nosers Who Enable Paul Ryan's Lies Many pundits describe the vice-presidential nominee as an intellectual heavyweight.…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Sep 4, 2012

Infotainment deception guts democracy

Don't give climate change heretics an easy ride ...the media's ambition to be entertaining and provocative too often overrules its respect…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 31, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

West Nile media coverage as a simple war story

WHY IS THE AERIAL BATTLE AGAINST WEST NILE VIRUS MORE COMPELLING THAN THE CLIMATE CHANGE THAT CAUSED IT? While scientists hoped that the pu…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Aug 24, 2012

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