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To Tell Meaningful Stories About Child Marriage, Feature the Voices of Girls -- Not Just Their Faces

Bishakha Datta | Posted 04.30.2016 | Media
Bishakha Datta

News media in India and across the globe are paying attention, with coverage of early and child marriage expanding rapidly in recent years. Unfortunately, some of these stories present child marriage in ways that create misunderstanding at best.

Video: Glenn Greenwald Criticizes NPR for Relying on CIA-Linked Firm in Report on Impact of Snowden Leaks

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.13.2014 | Media
Democracy Now!

In his latest article for The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald takes a highly critical look at a story by NPR's counterterrorism correspondent, Dina Temple-Raston, which aired on Morning Edition earlier this month.

Hot Mic Moments Are Nothing New

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 09.20.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

Game changers? No. Embarrassing? Sure. But instead of a process story about an unforced error that did not affect any substantive narrative, don't we deserve to have the media focus on substance?

Competing Media Frames After the Santa Barbara Shootings: Which Narrative 'Wins?'

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

What does it say that our first response to these now all-too-common massacres is that the perpetrator is a "madman?" How does that frame influence immediate news coverage? How does it portray the mentally ill? How does it ignore other issues, such as misogyny and objectification of women?

If It Bleeds, It Leads

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

We must help the media break its cycle of moving from crime to crime without exploring the aftermath.

What if CNN Could Cover a Plane Crash.... the CNN Way?

MP Nunan | Posted 04.18.2013 | Media
MP Nunan


The Magazine Industry: Non-News Is Good News

The Economist | Posted 08.10.2012 | Media

"PRINT is dead" was a common refrain a couple of years ago. The costly print advertisements that kept magazines and newspapers alive were migrating to...

Shorting the Hype of a Candidate with Momentum

Steve Schohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Schohn

"You would have done very well so far this cycle shorting the hype that a candidate has 'momentum'. Yes, I'm looking at you, Connecticut." --Nate Silv...

Media Sentiment Getting Better for Democrats, Worse for Republicans

Steve Schohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Schohn

Democrats saw much more negative coverage two weeks ago, and have since seen the trend reverse itself, with a slightly higher average positive sentiment attached to their events last week.

Christine O'Donnell, Media Bias, and Recorded Future

Steve Schohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Schohn

Christine O'Donnell has seen her poll numbers drop significantly in the past month. This is in part due to the revelations of some of the more colorful comments she's made over the years.

Quran-Burning Coverage: The Hollowness of "Storytelling" as a Journalistic Value

Spencer Critchley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Spencer Critchley

In reality, Jones appears to be an obscure bigot with about 50 deluded followers. But in the media, Jones has become the world-famous protagonist of a parable of religious intolerance.

Time Pictures Afghan Women, Obscures Realities of Endless War

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Chen

Ask whose interests are served by the rationalization of war through perverse appeals to gendered, racialized pity. A moving image can muddle more than it clarifies when the background is underexposed.

Murdoch and Fox Portray Black Men as Terrorists on 24

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronald B. Robinson

The first two Presidents on 24 were Black men. The first was assassinated and the second was responsible for allowing nuclear bombs into the country, causing mass destruction.

12 Media Professionals on Twitter Who Rock The Planet

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you're a media observer like myself, you not only follow the hot trends, and follow the new and emerging technologies, but, you also follow the people whose and body of work permeate the social landscape.