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Advocacy Journalism

Advocacy Journalism Is Polarizing Our Country

Larry Atkins | Posted 08.24.2014 | Media
Larry Atkins

If our country is ever to get out of its current polarized rut, our media habits need to change. People need to get their news from a wide range of sources and go beyond their own echo chambers to get various perspectives on the news. They need news that they can rely on.

Start Spreading the News

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.20.2014 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

The new cultures and structures of what Cass Sunstein calls "republic.com" hold sway at the very time that controlling, shaping, and manipulating information have become universally acknowledged as essential attributes of power.

Glenn Greenwald And The Value Of Journalism

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Jonathan Weiler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAnas' extraordinary work has me thinking about a debate in America that has acquired new meaning since Glenn Greenwald and others first started reporting in June on the NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Is "advocacy" journalism really journalism?

What Do Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald Have to Do With Gandhi?

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics
Subhankar Banerjee

Snowden didn't "betray" his country, but his courageous act and Greenwald's journalism is certainly "inciting people to rebel against the authority of [the] state." Viewed in this way, their act could be considered as seditious, and they are in good company -- with none other than Mahatma Gandhi.