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Can it Be Possible to Interrupt the Fear? America, 2015

Carol Smaldino | Posted 12.15.2016 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

Sometimes it's the sanest thing to be scared, to perceive danger or the threat thereof. But so that fear doesn't feed on itself, we need to feel there are ways to feel safer, and I would suggest that include sober paths to solutions. The people who make it all simple and do the cowboy routines with their talk or manners, are trying to simplify things for us--to oversimplify.

Fear of Terrorism and a Muddling of Judgment

Carol Smaldino | Posted 12.10.2016 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

On December 10, 2015, the New York Times and CBS announced their findings that Americans currently have a fear of terrorism as high as what was presen...

How Natural are Media's 'Natural Disasters'?

David Tereshchuk | Posted 11.23.2016 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Internationally, we can now expect the appreciable annual uptick in coverage of what the media stubbornly call "natural disasters" -- much to the chagrin of many humanitarian workers.

New York Times Ignores Dangerous Consequences of Pro-Israel Amendment to TPA

James Zogby | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

The New York Times' coverage of Congressional antics related to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation has ignored so many critical aspects of the bill that it might be time for the "paper of record" to change its motto from "All the news that's fit to print" to "All the news we think fits, we print."

(VIDEO) Video Journalists Are Finally 'Journalists,' The New York Times' Bruce Headlam Says

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.27.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

Not that long ago, video journalists were sort of appendages to print reporters, expanding and amplifying print stories.   That role has evolve to wh...

Quote of the Month: Tie!

Tim Riley | Posted 05.10.2015 | Home
Tim Riley

QUOTE OF THE MONTH: TIE! From Inside the List: Out There: From 1993 to 2002, David Duchovny starred in The X-Files as the persistent and slightly pa...

Where Are You Walter Cronkite?

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 04.14.2015 | Media
Chris Komisarjevsky

It would seem that the fall of Brian Williams is a tragic tale of style over substance. Ego and the temptation to embellish for talk show chit-chat won out over the simple truth. And with really nothing to be gained by tales of RPGs and a floating body. But everything to be lost. Especially trust.

Michael Bloomberg Reportedly Still Interested In Purchasing The New York Times

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.23.2015 | Media

Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg L.P., might be trying to add "owner of The New York Times" to his alread...

Carlos Slim Becomes Top NYT Shareholder

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | Media

(Adds details, background) Jan 14 (Reuters) - Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has become the largest shareholder of New York Times Co ...

Extremism: Its Supporters and a Voice of Reason

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Today's New York Times carried an in-depth article about one of the myriad supporters of extremist Islam ("Qatar's Support of Extremists Alienates Al...

Ideally, A Journalist...

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

Ideally, journalists attempt to bring us the truth. And we will value their lives and contributions fully, as fully as we can, if we attempt to not only value their having lived, or even avenge their deaths.

Don't Hate Us Because We Are Cultured, Worldly, On the Upswing... and Yes, Beautiful

Gerard Bush | Posted 10.13.2014 | Miami
Gerard Bush

Far from becoming a more interesting city "just by existing", Miamians have actively taken responsibility for our own narrative and how the greater public, not to mention ourselves, perceive the magic city in totality.

Sexual Harassment In The Sciences Is Troublingly Common

NYTimes | Christie Aschwanden | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
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As an undergraduate student in biology, I spent several weeks in Costa Rica one summer with an older graduate student on a research project deep in th...

Girls Become More Common In Little League World Series

NYTimes | Mike Tierney | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
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Coinciding with Little League Baseball’s 75th anniversary, the backdrop for its World Series that commences Thursday in Williamsport, Pa., are two o...

How Colorado Towns Have Diverged On Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

As part of the New York Times' Op-Doc series on marijuana, documentary filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon traveled to Gunnison County, Colorado to exp...

'NYT' Op-Ed Militates for Higher Oil Prices and Fewer American Jobs

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.25.2014 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Mr. Steven Rattner demonstrates that he lives in an oil industry induced fantasy whose preachments have seduced the public, our government, our press in the misguided belief that the price we are paying for oil is a market derived price reflective of actual supply and demand. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Words Rich People Use That Poor People Don't

Gina Barreca | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

There are lots of terms underprivileged tots don't know as well as their upper-class counterparts and I'm not sure reading to them will truly close the gap. How about giving their parents more access to well-paying, stable jobs?

This Is Everything That's Wrong With The Legal System

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy

Hats off to The New York Times for creating this jaw-dropping re-enactment of possibly the dumbest legal deposition ever. The original deposition t...

CNN and Diana Christensen

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.20.2014 | Media
Robert Slayton

Last night, both CNN and MSNBC spent hours on how a satellite had spotted something in the Indian Ocean. That was it. Just that. But it sufficed as a rationale for ignoring Crimea, Affordable Health Care, Rand Paul and Chris Christie.

36 Hours in Tinder

Teresa Hsiao | Posted 05.19.2014 | Comedy
Teresa Hsiao

With a rich history dating back to September 2012, Tinder is a bucolic escape for pleasure-seekers and romantics alike. Some tourists call it a paradise; others, a place of last resort. Yet you can't truly judge Tinder until you've taken the time to explore its breathtaking scenery.

You Got The Wrong Guy

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.13.2013 | Media

A lot of people are talking about NFL player Jonathan Martin as of late, but they may be talking about the wrong guy. New York Times national polit...

The Snowden Portent

Jim Jaffe | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

My probes for precedents to the Snowden NSA leaks inevitably yield references to Daniel Ellsberg's release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and while there are more than a few similarities, there are some significant differences that suggest the current controversy is more significant.


The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.15.2013 | Media

The New York Times website went down on a particularly news-heavy Wednesday (see update below). Journalists on Twitter noticed the site was not lo...

After Costing Americans Billions, Federal Reserve Reexamines Banks' Commodity Speculation

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is one of the grossest miscarriages of Wall Street power and government obeisance resulting in billions of consumer dollars going into the pockets of banks, hedge funds and traders producing and adding nothing to the economic wellbeing of the nation, other than lining their own pockets.

Starting A Conversation At NY Times About Women As News Sources | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media

The illustration from a children's book, published in 1969, says it all about the role of women in newsrooms at that time....