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Mr. Kristof, We Are Here! We Are Here! We Are Here!

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Marshall P. Duke

Every professor worth his or her salt can write clearly, informatively and provocatively. Give us a place to communicate broadly, in plain language, and I am betting that the professors that Mr. Kristof is hailing will answer the call.

It Is Editors' Fault

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 10.21.2013 | Media
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

In this new environment, the concept of the editorial page as advancing a particular ideological orientation became obsolete as we do not have varieties of political orientations anymore. We have strong polarization of opinions.

Mass Media Helps Keep Americans in the Dark About U.S. Foreign Policy

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Mark Weisbrot

What would U.S. foreign, military, and so-called "national security" policy look like if the media reported the most important facts about it?

Democracy Wanted: Media Effects on Celebrity Icons Creates Social Regression

Andreea Nica | Posted 09.13.2013 | Media
Andreea Nica

Why is it difficult to find an intelligent, eccentric individual within mainstream pop culture?

A Greek Saga: From Editor to Baker

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Unemployment may have hit many industries in Greece but none more so than the realm of the mass media. As the newspaper To Paron reports, approximatel...

Obama's Cultural Power

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

President Obama has the kind of power that most politicians can't touch: cultural power. In my piece today on the relationship between the preside...

Who Are the Joneses and Why Are We Trying to Keep Up With Them?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

In America today, it seems like we are always striving for something. To be bigger, better than who we are. We're never content with what we have. But why? Where did this sense of not being enough come from?

And Now -- Newtown

Allan Brawley | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics
Allan Brawley

As anyone with an iota of common sense and a modicum of integrity knows, the core problem is the ready availability of guns and our gutless politicians who are too intimidated by the gun lobby to do anything about it.

The Selling of the Presidency: Politics in the Age of Television

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.17.2012 | Media
John W. Whitehead

We have entered a new age of political discourse in which Americans, sheeplike, are content to think in sound bites and elect a president based on who can deliver the best campaign slogans and punch lines.

Say It Loud! The Black & the Proud Protest Stereotypes Online

Kim Kane | Posted 09.02.2012 | Black Voices
Kim Kane

The Internet has proven a useful tool for protesting offensive and sometimes painful imagery -- quite possibly shifting the landscape of mass media and popular culture.

Must We Really Like "Like"? (A Repeat Request)

John Brown | Posted 07.01.2012 | Media
John Brown

"Like" is a verbal virus that, especially in the case of American female vocal cords, so often sounds like nails on a blackboard -- an acoustic atrocity that I simply do not wish to overhear, as a citizen-taxpayer of the male gender and grateful member of our Republic.

Bizarre Delusion Tied To Popular Movie, Reality TV

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Science

From "Survivor" to the "Real Housewives," reality TV has become part of our collective consciousness. Maybe that helps explain why psychologists are n...

Chaz Bono's Unscripted Reality

Gillian Clark | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Gillian Clark

When Chaz takes the dance floor and sweats out the maneuvers we all get a unique opportunity to get some answers. But only if we are willing to listen.

America and the Pursuit of Happiness

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

With the world increasingly unstable and dangerous, the time has come to regain our balance and moderation. The mad pursuit of corporate profits is threatening us all.

The Calm During the Storm: How the Media Actually Got It Right This Week

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 10.29.2011 | Media
Raymond Schillinger

As the flood waters recede and the news cycles resumes its deafening roar, we stand to gain from one more lesson learned: while our human-made problems and conflicts seem indomitable, they are the only ones we truly have the power to resolve.

Television News: Are We Amusing Ourselves to Death?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.03.2011 | Media
John W. Whitehead

How can a corporate news network present objective news on any issue if it is financially supporting a political candidate or promoting a message to a specific audience? The answer is simple: it can't.

Why Media Kills Most Small Businesses

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

I have lost track of how many times an author has told me, "If I could just get on Oprah..." In the past this has been a good way to gain exposure fo...

Happy 90th Birthday...Radio

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sheila Shayon

Ninety years ago last week, 100 people heard that first KDKA broadcast that Warren G. Harding defeated James M. Cox. Happy 90th birthday Radio, the original Wi-Fi, and thanks for the roots, the memories, and the lessons learned.

What's Next for the Nuclear Disarmament Movement?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

On May 2, a mass nuclear abolition rally and march swept through New York City, from Times Square to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at the United Nations.

The Shared Experience: Big Events on Radio and TV

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kate Kelly

Part of the pleasure of watching events like the Super Bowl or the Olympics is the fact that we can share the experience with others. We compare notes...

Laboring Under An Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth vs. The Real Thing

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

Elson has been working with pregnant women for many years; her answers to my questions and her perspective seem wonderfully balanced, rooted in a concern for what is best for women.

Can Journalism Learn From The Tabloids?

Poynter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It is easy to dismiss the tabloid brand of journalism as a lot of headlines and no important news, yet the Enquirer reporters scored when they trapped...

What Do Social Media and the Printing Press Have in Common?

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jenny Darroch

Social media is not as a replacement for traditional media but should be seen as a compliment, as part of an integrated marketing communications strategy.

Behemoth Blogs Over The Web

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Almost everyone weighing in agreed that blogging has become more corporate, more ossified, and increasingly indistinguishable from the mainstream medi...

Behind the Scenes of the Global Web Series

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reporters Uncensored

There are unfortunately too many international issues that the MSM does not cover