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Occupy Wall Street Media

United States Drops In Another Press Freedom Index Over Occupy Arrests

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

The United States has dropped slightly in a newly released press freedom index, thanks to the treatment of journalists covering the Occupy movement. ...

Occupy Wall Street: RIP

Mark McLaughlin | Posted 04.11.2012 | Media
Mark McLaughlin

The OWS story is a story about modern media in all of its messy glory. Adbusters has raised the art of lampooning to a level that Mad Magazine or even Saturday Night Live never imagined.

Occupy Wall Street Journalist Arrests Cost U.S. Dearly In Latest Press Freedom Index

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media

The targeting of journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street movement has caused the United States to drop precipitously in a leading survey of press ...

2011: The Year the Power Went Off in Washington

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Again and again in 2011, as the country sat mired in crises and the long-term effects of joblessness, declining wages, and downward mobility, the response by the governing class could not have been more disproportionate to the problems.

A Cynicism That Veils Hope: Why More Americans Should Support Occupy Wall Street

Jacob Albert | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Jacob Albert

The polls reflect a contradictory situation. The Occupy movement expresses grievances and fears shared by most Americans. But those who most loudly express our national dissatisfaction are booed or ignored.

WATCH: NYPD Blocks Photographer From Covering Occupy Arrests

Posted 12.12.2011 | Media

Tensions between the NYPD and journalists continued to run high on Monday as police officers forcefully prevented New York Times photographer Robert S...

Michael Calderone

Tensions Between Police And Media Increase Nationwide Amid Occupy Protests | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.02.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- As police crack down on the Occupy Wall Street movement, journalists covering the story continue facing arrest, harassment, and restrictio...

I'm Mad as Hell and I'm Not Going to Take It Anymore

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Jeff DeGraff

Maybe this isn't anything like what we've seen before -- something altogether different and new -- something emotional -- not a rational crusade with an intended conquest but rather a great catharsis.

Occupy Wall Street: Changing the Topic

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.01.2012 | Media
Peter Dreier

2011-11-01-Screenshot20111101at9.25.25AM.jpg One can see how Occupy Wall Street has transformed the country's agenda by examining how America's newspapers have covered the movement's concerns and issues.

How Occupy Will End

Marty Kaplan | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Since no one really knows what Occupy's impact will be tomorrow, there's a contest going on today, a battle for control over how the story is being told right now. And the way it's framed could actually determine the way it will play out in real life.

Occupy Wall Street in the Age of Technology

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

More important to the continued success of OWS will be the extent to which, like participants in the "Arab Spring" they creatively use the multi-platforms of communication with one another and the public at large associated with the social networks of Facebook, Twitter, et al.

"Where's the Pony?" Occupy Wall Street Demands

George Weiner | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
George Weiner

Occupy Wall Street has a limited window of attention and momentum, regardless of how long they intend to physically occupy. With the clock counting down, I am holding out hope that they can find their purpose.

October 1, 2011: The Day the Future Crossed a Bridge

Will Bunch | Posted 12.25.2011 | Books
Will Bunch

Here's what the elites don't get. The Occupy protests aren't even about a political demand or agenda in a conventional inside-the-Beltway sense. The occupation itself is the message.

Occupy Wall Street: Bending the Arc

Pam Spritzer | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Pam Spritzer

After ignoring Occupy Wall Street in its early days, last week the New York Times saw fit to print a front-page story identifying anger as the definin...

#OccupyMe: Pick Up Lines To Snag An OWS Protester

Posted 12.21.2011 | Women

The Occupy Wall Street movement is hot. A Fox News poll found 70 percent of respondents support the movement, and the satirical news site Pardon T...

Occupy Wall Street and American Corporate Fascism

Dan Agin | Posted 12.19.2011 | Media
Dan Agin

The Occupy Wall Street movement is an outburst (really a scream of pain) provoked by a politico-economic condition that's almost a replica of the past.

Jason Linkins

Occupy Wall Street Is Starting To Alter The Media Narrative | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.19.2011 | Media

One day, we're going to look back on the late spring/early summer of 2011 as a time of widespread journalistic failure. With lawmakers diddling one another in deficit committees and members of the media denying their own agency, someone had to step up to shine light on the real problems plaguing most Americans. And that someone ended up being the Occupy Wall Street movement. Their human-flesh social network took up physical space on the ground and started telling their own stories, using Tumblr as their means of aggregation. And now, the protesters can already consider themselves to be something of a success. It takes a mighty force to interrupt the media's preferred narrative, and for the moment, they are it.

Con Games: Erin Burnett, The Anchor From Citigroup, Seriously

Michael Conniff | Posted 12.18.2011 | Media
Michael Conniff

I didn't know diddly about Erin Burnett, the new anchor at CNN, but I liked the video of her decamping to the bowels of capitalism to go womano-a-woma...

On "Occupy Wall-Street" and the Demobilizing Interpretation of Postwar American Protest Politics

Thomas J. Adams | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Thomas J. Adams

By claiming to represent the interests of, or worse, speak for the 99%, the protesters in lower Manhattan and across the country fully replicate the deus ex machina trope of historical change.

Media Coverage Of Occupy Wall Street Increases Sharply

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Media

Media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement has increased sharply, though the protests are still not at the top of the news agenda. A study r...

The Media and the Five Stages of Grief Over Occupy Wall Street

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 12.11.2011 | Media
Jonathan Weiler

Occupy Wall Street is a nascent phenomenon, whose future relevance to American politics, if any, is unknown. But it's already served as a useful window into the psychology of much of our gatekeeper media.

Does Occupy Wall Street Make Mainstream American Media Irrelevant?

David Nassar | Posted 12.06.2011 | Media
David Nassar

Telling a story that no one is sure has an audience is risky. If mainstream American media doesn't want to tell it, the man/woman on the street will