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

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 06.02.2014 | 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?

What's Changed -- and Hasn't -- in the Coverage of Breaking News

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 06.26.2013 | Media
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Fifty years ago, in 1963, the media landscape was still dominated by the printed word, and by the imperative of getting the story right before it was published in early and final editions of America's newspapers.

The New Sexy in Media, Less May Finally Become More

Pamela Johnston | Posted 05.21.2013 | Media
Pamela Johnston

Once upon a time what you didn't see was sexy. There was just a little less showing and as a result, what showed had impact. The era of the oversharing has descended upon us and bemoan it we may but turn away we do not.

Newsrooms: Let's Stop Repeatedly Airing Photos of Killers

Mike Sternoff | Posted 02.20.2013 | Media
Mike Sternoff

The frantic pace of broadcast journalism is fueled by an eternal need to feed the beast. A beast that never sleeps and is never satisfied. We are often working so hard to get something on air that we forget the impact the images might have on the viewer.

Media Officially Calls Election for Obama, Will Devote October to Coverage of Jimmy Hoffa

Spencer Green | Posted 11.28.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

With the exception of Fox News, all media reporters will fill in the time originally allotted to the election with coverage devoted to the possible unearthing of former Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa from a home in Roseville, Michigan.

Pew Study Finds Obama, Romney News Coverage Highly Negative

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

News coverage of both major presidential candidates has been more negative this year than in almost any other recent election, with President Barack O...

Why Attention Must Not Be Paid: The Consequences of Obsessive Media Coverage of Criminal Suspects

Jody Lyneé Madeira | Posted 10.08.2012 | Crime
Jody Lyneé Madeira

Right now we are dangerously close to repeating earlier mistakes in granting so much airtime to notorious suspects.

Why Is Good News Not News?

Judy Miller | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact
Judy Miller

Americans are the most generous people in the world when they hear about a disaster or a famine, or even about a family in need, but they first have to hear about it in order to help.

Sam Stein

Why Washington Won't Quit Talking Birth Control | Sam Stein | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Perhaps the most remarkable feature of the current dust-up between Republicans and Democrats on the issue of contraception is its stayin...

Washington's Attack Culture: Does the Media Reflect it or Cause it?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 12.05.2011 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

How can we reclaim civility, decency and harmony when they are at best unnoticed or worse, ignored? As we debate our nation's future, we need the news media to ask the hard questions, not the sensational ones.

WATCH: Every Hurricane Irene News Segment Ever

Posted 10.29.2011 | Comedy

While Irene might have caused some flooding in the New York area, the tropical storm turned out to bark more than it bit. Sketch group Student Loa...

Obama in Ireland Gets Pint's Worth of Coverage in U.S.

John Lee | Posted 07.25.2011 | Media
John Lee

Obama, or O'Bama, captivated Moneygall, a youthful Dublin throng and most who watched it all on television, but to this stateside observer, U.S. media coverage was pretty light.

Is America Embroiled in an Economic War?

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Green

Economic battles still rage today, as economic reform continues to be the political football tossed back and forth by the same old men who have long waged war on the American people.

Toyota is the New Tiger Woods

Nathan Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Nathan Harden

America sits shaken, stirred and -- once again -- overwhelmed by obsessive news consumption as it watches the perfect golden boy fall from its perch as the world's number one.

Media Feeding Frenzy Cheats Viewers

Saul Segan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Saul Segan

While it was understandable that Jackson's death merited considerable coverage, the disgraceful monopoly of the topic on the television screens and neglect of any other news story were not.

Newsrooms Debate Paid Coverage

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

How much would you pay to read the newspaper equivalent of this page? At about 2,000 of the 50,000 or so words in the printed version of the Financial...

"First 100 Days" Coverage May Result in Rectal Bleeding

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It's pure journalistic olestra. The consistent barrage of 'first 100 days'-related news goes through people so quickly that their heads and now their bodies are unable to properly absorb or digest it all."

Obama, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News: A Look at Media in 2009

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

As Obama inherits a severe economic crisis, two wars, and myriad other problems, it will be too easy for media issues to get pushed down the to-do list.

The Big Lie At The Heart Of McCain's Ayers Campaign

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen C. Rose

In a deep sense, this election really is about turning the page on the thinking that would divide us by whether we have regrets about Vietnam. Or Iraq. Or war period.

Celebrity Gossip or Truth: It Doesn't Even Matter

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

I don't like reading retractions. I like reading news that's true, or at least the product of good reporting.