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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 ...

Pew Takes Overly Pessimistic Shot at the News Industry

Paul Raeburn | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

Pew worries that newsmakers are more adept at putting their message out without reliance on "any filter by the traditional media." I'm not sure the "filter" of the traditional media is a good thing. Or if it is, the burden is on Pew to show how and why.

Liar!

Dave Helfert | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Dave Helfert

Liar is one of the most powerful words in our language. Calling someone a liar is not exactly endearing. In fact, it's probably led to more argument...

The Alternate Ending to My Congressional Correspondents Dinner Speech

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sen. Chris Coons

There's a certain formula that goes into a speech like the one I gave Wednesday night in my comedic debut at the Washington Press Club Foundation's Congressional Dinner.

Digging Deep: A Treasury of Books About Journalism

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael W. Hudson

With the struggles of many old-line news media, it's easy to forget how important real reporting is to informing citizens and defeating the forces of secrecy and propaganda.

What's the Role of Fiction In a World Gone Completely Berserk?

John Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Eskow

Let's take a measured step back and check out the off-the-charts Madness Quotient in just one recent episode of the nightly news.

Flailing Dailies: Bye Bye Urban Newspapers?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Moroz

Indeed, city dailies in a tenuous economic state would likely not close their doors completely, but instead would provide only online content or eliminate weekend service.