Watch out for the unholy alliance between Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch and Joel Klein, ceaselessly devoted to expanding the educational-industrial-technological complex at the cost of real support to teachers and children.
Media professionals should not squander the opportunity to take note of the more profoundly damaging scandal that Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has wrought. That is the damage it has done to their profession and to the institution of journalism itself.
Short of not reading newspapers, books and magazines, watching TV, sports or movies, looking at billboards, listening to music, or going online, you probably would find it almost impossible to boycott all things Rupert Murdoch.
Seven years ago, Outfoxed exposed Rupert Murdoch's top down journalism at FOX News, and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know.
Years ago, in the wake of Watergate, I wrote a novel titled The Henderson Equation which dealt with the following premise: If media, meaning a...
Many say that it is thoughtless, even reckless to blame an entire political movement for the actions of men like Breivik or Dr. Tiller's killer. I am inclined to agree. But it is just as reckless to dismiss these men as simply crazed.
Very bright executives and their equally intelligent followers all across the globe fall into this same, ever-so-human trap with predictable regularity: it's the trap of playing the victim, of actually believing they are the victim.
Hope is not about guarantees and certainties. You don't know you'll win, but you don't know you'll lose either, so why not try? No one is more remarkable in this light than the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
Even if The Economist were right about Murdoch as the last mogul, how would we ever know it today?
John B. Mattingly is retiring as commissioner of the Administration for Children's Services (ACS) after seven years in the trenches. At the age of 66,...
Instead of people just shaking their heads and sighing, "Well, what can I do?"... The answer is simple. Take a proactive step. The window of opportunity to send a comment of support to the E.P.A. is drawing to a close. August 4th to be exact.
In an economy where job security is nonexistent and it's riskier than ever to stand up to horrible bosses, there's usually nothing funny about their carelessly erratic and sometimes cruel behavior. But one finds humor where one can.
In an age characterized by political polarization, when it comes to public education there is bipartisan support for bypassing public institutions in order to close the racial achievement gap.
What lessons can New Yorkers draw from the Rupert Murdoch phone-hacking scandal in England? What lessons can we draw about the NYPD?
Full-page newspaper ads and personal apologies to the victims of this scandal look impressive. But post-recession consumers, who are more aware of the character of a parent company than ever before, are unlikely to be persuaded by gestures.
This week, Norway's peace was shattered by homegrown terror; the Murdochs dodged inquiries -- and a pie -- in Parliament; and Michele Bachmann's migraines gave her campaign a splitting headache. In Washington, the "Grand Bargain" on the debt ceiling fell apart, leading President Obama to lament being "left at the altar" and John Boehner to blame the failure on "different visions for our country." But, in truth, neither side is addressing the simple mathematical reality that we will never be able to reduce the deficit unless we prioritize growth. Trying to eliminate our debt by spending cuts that will reduce consumer demand and tax revenues, and prolong the recession, is like deciding to remove the gas tank from a stalled car and hope for the best instead of restarting it with jumper cables. Elsewhere, today is the first day gays can marry in New York so, unlike the "left at the altar" president, same-sex couples will finally be able to tie the knot. Congratulations, newlyweds!