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24 Hour News Cycle

5 Ways Broadcast News Is Ruining The 2016 Election

Susan Bordo | Posted 08.29.2016 | Home
Susan Bordo

When did media journalism go so postmodern on us? Ah, but facts are so boring; "optics" and "narratives" are much cooler. At least in literature class, we learned to analyze and deconstruct the text.

The New Coarseness of Media and Germanwings Flight 9525

Stampp Corbin | Posted 05.30.2015 | Home
Stampp Corbin

Should the media describe the final moments of every murder victim? Of course not. Then why has there been such coarseness in the coverage of Germanwings Flight 9525? Imagine if the victim was your mother, father, brother or sister.

Carolyn Gregoire

What Constant Exposure To Negative News Is Doing To Our Mental Health | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.19.2015 | Home

It's nearly impossible to turn on the TV, open up a web browser, or scroll through Twitter without being assaulted with notifications of a new world d...

The CNN Affect

Zach Hindin | Posted 05.24.2014 | Home
Zach Hindin

Consider the last couple weeks a case study in American infomania. Welcome to the viral world of animals kissing; to Snowmageddons, funny dances and two-headed babies; to Kanye spoofs and Jean Claude Van-Damme's "epic split." Welcome, alas, to Flight 370.

I'm So Really, Truly Sorry: The 24-Hour Apology Cable Channel

Spencer Green | Posted 03.11.2014 | Home
Spencer Green

MONDAY 8:00am -- Sincere or Insincere: Biochemically Analyzing Melissa Harris-Perry's Tears 1:00pm -- Learning How to Pre-Apologize for Something St...

'The West Wing's' Vision Of Internet News Will Make You Laugh

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Home

In case you've forgotten just how much the Internet has sped up the news cycle, let this exchange from the first season of "The West Wing," back in 20...

This Is Not Sodom and Gomorrah. Turn Around.

Danielle Ariano | Posted 09.28.2013 | Home
Danielle Ariano

This constant whirlwind of coverage and tweeting and posting and sounding off stirs up such an enormous dust cloud that it becomes difficult to stay focused on the actual story. By the time the dust begins to settle, the public is generally on to the next great controversy.

Fuck the News

Katie Goodman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Home
Katie Goodman

The news is overwhelming and we are not evolutionarily developed to take in this amount of information about that many people suffering. So when it's too much, I'm just going to look at what's right in front of me: my kid, my veggie burger, my guitar.

Today's American News Consumer

Maryam Banikarim | Posted 04.08.2013 | Home
Maryam Banikarim

While news consumption is generally ruled by routine, consumers are customizing how and where they get their information based on lifestyle preferences and how much they value the content. We've identified five distinct segments of the American news consumer.

Too Much News?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.22.2013 | Home
Steve Rosenbaum

In the past five years, the phrase "news junkie," has been creeping up on me, and for the first time I realize I may be hooked, and the scary fact is -- we may all be.

Newtown, Conn.: Why I Turned Off Social Media and 24-Hour News

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 02.17.2013 | Home
Lucy P. Marcus

I believe in the power of social media for spreading news, sharing ideas and having conversations. But for all of us who use social media, it is incumbent upon us to balance speed with common sense and sound judgment.

24 Hour News Killed Journalism

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 10.20.2012 | Detroit
Jeff Sorensen

Serious journalism doesn't get the viewers anymore. Loud music over a waving U.S. flag and flickering lights bring in the audiences. Journalism is now clipped to a sentence that scrolls at the bottom of the screen.

Pundits on Parade

Monica Medina | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home
Monica Medina

After watching all these pundits talk ad nauseam, I'm ready. I'm ready to take my place at the pundit table. For I've decided I, too, can do this. I can be a pundit and ramble on and on, on just about anything. Go ahead, and try me.

With Political Information, a Modern Embarrassment of Riches

Mark Hannah | Posted 08.20.2012 | Home
Mark Hannah

With information as abundant and instantaneous as it is, what's valuable nowadays is the ability to distill that information and interpret it.

Clinton: 'Liberal' PBS Smear

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Marshall Fine

This nearly four-hour documentary by Barak Goodman, a long-time "American Experience" producer and director, is a smear job, though more the death-by-a-thousand-cuts approach than a straight-ahead takedown.

Why You Are More Powerful Than the News!

Mastin Kipp | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home
Mastin Kipp

If I was letting the news media paint my opinion of the world, my life would probably suck. Crazy things do happen in the world every day, but it is up to us to apply the meaning to the events.

Taking America Down the Rabbit Hole

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home
Stuart Muszynski

By framing everything as a fight, media encourages all of us to be combative in our interactions. To gain press coverage and political advantage, candidates take the bait. The result of this downward spiral is evident in the divisive politics of today.

Our Dangerous Childhood

Patricia Aranka Smith | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Patricia Aranka Smith

Childhood in my day was brutal, I tell ya. From the beginning, we were abused with cloth diapers. Not one of us sprouted water or blood from being accidentally poked by safety pins.

Has Health News Become Sensationalized?

Dr. Pamela Peeke | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home
Dr. Pamela Peeke

I admit, I always check the customized Google alerts that are delivered right to my handheld device. But we all need to take a step back, especially when looking at the latest health news.

To Save the Times, Abandon Timeliness

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leah Anthony Libresco

I want to track a story as it develops, I certainly won't be looking at the print edition of anything, and, once the long-threatened paywall goes up, I won't be getting my updates from

WATCH: New Honest CNN Show Unveiled on Kimmel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A lot of us have lamented the state of the 24-hour news cycle, with its merry-go-round of pundits angrily trying to shout louder than their fellow gue...

The Great Impending OMG of 2011

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Morford

All end-of-year lookbacks at the major stories, scandals, dramas and traumas contain one shared ingredient, one bizarre commonality built straight into their media DNA: How insanely fast we forget all about them.

How To Stay Centered In A 24-Hour News Cycle

Priscilla Warner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Priscilla Warner

I've learned to let thoughts and emotions pass through my mind like clouds while I meditate. Surely I can do the same with news items.

The Time for Equal Rights for LGBT Americans Is Now!

Fran Drescher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fran Drescher

No group should be singled out by a mob mentality, and no one's rights should ever be compromised. There is no justification for that.

Eat, Pray, Love and the Economic Crisis

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don McNay

Liz Gilbert said of Italy, "In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, only artistic excellence is incorruptible." I have pondered her insight for weeks. I keep asking myself the essential question. Is the US headed the way of Italy?