As more revelations start to come out about how widespread wiretapping practices have been at News Corp, we need to continue rigorous examination into where journalistic standards have not been upheld, and what can be done to stop News Corp's spread of ethicless action.
Listening to the former N.Y. mayor yammer on about the president (always wrong) and the candidates for the GOP nomination (all great), it did feel like the next stop was Donald Trump and reality TV.
Unlike many in the Tea Party, President Obama does not want to privatize schools. But, the president has essentially privatized educational policy.
Are we still talking about this whole phone-hacking scandal at News Corp.? Profits are up at News Corp. And, as Rupert Murdoch assured investors yesterday, "There can be no doubt about our commitment to ethics and integrity."
Do you really welcome and enjoy the emotional, metaphorical or actual wounding and bleeding of a fellow human as tabloids claim you do?
It seemed time to re-imagine some marketing spin regarding everyone's favorite go-to network for fine reporting. And here it is.
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,...