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Every Time You Say "All Lives Matter" You Are Being an Accidental Racist

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

You can totally stop being an ignorant racist right now. This instant. You don't even have to lift a finger. All you have to do is learn. I've said it before and I'll say it again: it is never a bad thing to learn.

Fox News Has Your Back. (or: A Humorous Piece About How the News Media Covers Tragedy

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.14.2016 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Only a few weeks before the horrific terrorist attack in Orlando, Fox News was focused on another major story of utmost importance; a new Katie Couric...

McCarthy Revisited?

Barbie Zelizer | Posted 06.03.2016 | Media
Barbie Zelizer

We remember political races for their colorful personalities, and Donald Trump is trying hard to be our most recent one. On Tuesday, Trump ravaged t...

Remembering the Values Our Vets Fought For

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.01.2016 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

In 2009, while in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a video crew and I interviewed vets who had just returned from a deployment to Iraq. We asked several of them and their families what America stood for and what values they felt they fought for.

Is Facebook Controlling the News You See?

Kicker | Posted 05.13.2016 | Technology
Kicker

With so many people on Facebook every day, for so much time, and most of them looking out for news, how news appears on Facebook clearly matters, a lot.

Trump is the Message; America is the Medium

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.05.2016 | Media
Leonce Gaiter

Photo: Marc Nozell Americans stopped truly regarding ourselves some time ago--that is, looking at both the good and the bad of us. Instead, we took ...

Election 2016 Results: The Increasingly Irrelevant Corporate News Media

Kathleen Frydl | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Frydl

Over the recent days it's become apparent to me that while GOP candidate Donald Trump has achieved his success by exploiting the news media, Democratic contender Bernie Sanders, in contrast and by necessity, has found his by going around it, relying upon a bottom-up and tech-savvy voter mobilization and outreach campaign.

This Year's Biggest Under-Reported Story

William S. Becker | Posted 03.10.2016 | Media
William S. Becker

While Mother Nature is stealing some of the headlines from Donald Trump, the major networks are missing the real story. They blame this year's extreme weather on the "Godzilla" El Niño. But where is Godzilla getting its strength?

Help! The Association VP Doesn't Know Electronic Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.05.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar's headline for an article on the country's Press Syndicate that hosted this week's launch of a media ethics charte...

On Water Problems and Media Coverage: Is the Media Spread too Thin?

Jason Fuller | Posted 02.02.2016 | Media
Jason Fuller

This is a perfect example of local media being spread too thin; while everyone was focused on West Virginia's water crisis, a smaller-yet-still-important water crisis was almost completely ignored.

Civility Does Still Matter

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

None of us needed a poll to tell us why civility is important, but it is comforting to be reminded that we, the people, really do place a high value on it and want our politicians to embrace civility.

Why Donald Trump's Decision to Skip the Next Debate Is Actually Serious Business (Opinion)

Jason Fuller | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Jason Fuller

Donald Trump just fired himself from the next Republican debate. At a press event earlier this evening, Trump announced that he "most likely" will no...

Circus Politics: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Do we simply participate in the collapse of the American republic as it degenerates toward a totalitarian regime, or do we take a stand at this moment in history and reject the pathetic excuse for government that is being fobbed off on us?

Winners and Losers in Our New Media Moment

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.15.2015 | Media
Tom Engelhardt

Election 2016 is already an eye-popping spectacle. No wonder, then, that television news, profiting so from the expanding election season, would anoint it as a new kind of 24/7 entertainment event.

Is Bully Journalism Here to Stay?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

This is the new normal of bully journalism. Goad, incite, confront and, hopefully, spark a fight. Bully journalism has nothing to do with facts. It's about the ratings. Confrontation sells, for the same reason that a fight in the high school hallway draws a crowd.

Call It What It Is: A Global Migration Shift From Climate, Not A Migrant Or Refugee Crisis

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Jeff Biggers

A far more dangerous precedence of denial over a looming global shift of populations largely from climate change is taking place. There is not a migrant or refugee crisis. We're in the midst of a global migration shift.

What I Want Every News Article to Include

Mardra Sikora | Posted 08.10.2015 | Media
Mardra Sikora

Instead of carrying around the burden of the world's evils and difficulties, I wonder if it is possible to use the news to empower people to make changes and help in areas that are most important to them.

Jon Stewart: What He Did for Love

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Okay, he had an agenda. But it was an agenda that made many media pundits a little nervous. I mean, here are some excerpts from the speech he gave to an adoring crowd that day.

Dump the Trump

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Geoffrey R. Stone

Presidential elections are not reality TV. This is self-governance. And just as money is now making a mockery of American democracy, the news media's obsession with ratings is now making a mockery of American politics.

I Haven't Been This Despairing of Humanity Since About an Hour Ago

James Napoli | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy
James Napoli

Before I knew it, the news was on again and I was gulping down scandal and man's inhumanity to man like they were energy drinks that would get me through a week of long-haul trucking.

This Is Why Americans Hate Washington

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

When you hear the common refrain about Americans hating Washington, they aren't talking about the city in general. Rather, they are referencing the politicians, lobbyists, campaign staffers, and the black-and-white, us-versus-them partisanship of U.S. politics.

My One and Only Ever Top Ten List

David Sable | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
David Sable

Depending on your level of cynicism, I imagine you can argue that a list like the way couples annoy each other can help your relationship, that one on cheap food shopping, or what you will miss from SkyMall increase our intellectual capacity. Or not.

Ebola PR, Global News and Social Media

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 01.11.2015 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Too often, news media and social media chatter turn to fear mongering instead of dispassionate reporting of facts. Ebola offered "red meat" for sensational journalists, talk show hosts and social media opinion leaders.

Trust in Media Returns to an All-Time Low -- Is Anyone Surprised?

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media
Allison Kilkenny

A recent Gallup poll revealed that Americans' confidence in the media's ability to report "the news fully, accurately, and fairly" has returned to its previous all-time low of 40 percent.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned From Traveling

Pam Grout | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

I was raised in a small town in Kansas where I learned to read, write and politely answer stranger's number one question, "Where's Toto?" But my real education didn't begin until I left the borders of my own country.