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Equal! Equal! Read All About it! Why Equal Pay is Better Than Newspaper Headlines

Christina Pesoli | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women
Christina Pesoli

Whether the press is good or bad, if the officer is male, his gender is never in the headline. But if the officer is female, it is always part of the headline. And if a woman police officer performs both heroically and exactly as trained? Stop the presses!

Chris Christie, Barack Obama and Other Nonsense About 'Liberal Media Bias'

Larry Light | Posted 04.04.2014 | Media
Larry Light

Even news people who say they are conservative or liberal emerge, when you talk to them, as wishy-washy about their ideological leanings. The truth is that, whether in the media or the public as a whole, not everybody is political.

'Imagine If The Kennedy Shooting Happened Today'

Joan Gage | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Everyone who was older than, say, five, on November 22, 1963 has a story that begins, 'On the day that Kennedy was shot, I...' Those too young to remember it have filed away Kennedy's murder in their minds along with other national tragedies: the assassination of President Lincoln, the Hindenburg disaster, Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the Titanic, the San Francisco earthquake.

2 Alternatives to Advertising: Get Published and Get Featured in Media

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Chances are that you most need to advertise when you have the least amount of business, which also happens to be when you have the least amount of funds available to advertise. Been there, done that? Fortunately there are two alternatives.

The Truth About How Media Covered The 2012 Election

The Washington Post | John Sides | Posted 10.15.2013 | Media

A majority of Americans distrust the media. Scholarly assessments of the media are usually no better. And these sentiments often reach fever pitch d...

Stories About Child Abductions

Tony Loftis | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Tony Loftis

The stories that make the news -- that is to say, the ones that create news and the media covers -- are not the stories of ordinary people faced with all-too-common family abductions. But they should be.

Profiles in Courage of the Mentally Ill

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.12.2013 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

While we keep hearing and reading about a "cycle" of incarceration, homelessness, addiction and hospitalization for the mentally ill, the truth is that most of those with serious mental illness are more likely to blend in to society than to be on its fringes.

Stop Recycling Clichés About the Mentally Ill

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Not everyone gets better, but the lion's share do not become "revolving-door patients" either. That distinction seems to have been lost in the recent articles on this subject.

While Cameron's Away, an Uprising of Clichés

David Tereshchuk | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Immediately staring me in the face, and noisily preoccupying the heavier-weight end of the media spectrum here, is the backyard political rebellion that currently bedevils Cameron. He's not escaping it by hopping to America, but he's at least avoiding for now any confrontation with it in person.

The Unfortunate Celebration of Jason Collins' Coming Out

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.01.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

For one, the "coming out" dog and pony show that the media puts on now is getting tired. It should not be breaking news in 2013 for anyone to announce their sexuality. I understand how "momentous" and "unprecedented" all of this is, but I do find it exploitative and repetitive as well.

The Printer Is Mightier Than the Gun?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 06.22.2013 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

The 3-D printing story -- accompanied by its biggest character, Cody Wilson - has received some attention, but is only in its beginning stages. That's likely why it is not the top story of the day.

Five Days on the Triumph Cruise Ship -- or a Lifetime in an Urban Slum?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Mary Anne Mercer

Instead of thinking of the predicament of those Americans as an unusual human experience, an aberration, why not use the cruise story to remind ourselves and others that it is all too similar to the living conditions of as much as 15 percent of the world's population?

Wanted: A Few Good Experts on African 'Chaos'

Lionel Beehner | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Lionel Beehner

The world's most prized minds on geopolitics have reduced the world's problems into poppy headline-friendly phrases that launched a thousand think-tank brown bags.

5 Ways to Develop Positive Media Relationships

Dorie Clark | Posted 03.25.2013 | Media
Dorie Clark

As a former journalist, I'm always amazed at the misconceptions some professionals have about the best way to interact with reporters. Sure, they're after a good story -- but (unless you're running for president) they're not bloodsuckers out to humiliate you or extract state secrets.

Gray Lady Is of Two Minds on Schizophrenia

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.04.2013 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

There are many misinformed views that exist to this day about mental illness, even to an extent on the op-ed pages of the New York Times, leading me to wonder, Et tu, Gray Lady?

Publicist Confirms It: Fox News Banned Book Critical Of George W. Bush

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 01.28.2013 | Media

In his much-discussed mea culpa about the reality-denialism of movement conservatism, Bruce Bartlett made a striking claim: He wrote that he was not a...

Sound and Fury Over Nothing

Sue VanDerzee | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Sue VanDerzee

What matters is not which of the two major parties' presidential candidates "won" the debate, but the fact that the American people were the losers. We lost because the largest questions of our times were never addressed, much less answered.

The Meticulous Political Dance of a Manic Media

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 11.26.2012 | Media
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

We are rounding the bend toward the last act in this season's power play of a presidential campaign.

Breaking Bloody News of the American Revolution, 1775

Todd Andrlik | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media
Todd Andrlik

We live in a time of constant debate and discussion about political and military media coverage. So, now is perhaps the best time to study media coverage of the American Revolution and the birth of the United States.

Media Execs In Dispute With Labor Department Cite Progress

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.06.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progress is being made in talks with government officials over a Labor Department proposal to require reporters to use agency comp...

An Expiration Date for the News

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 08.04.2012 | Media
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The transmission of tainted or uninspected data by the news media poses as grave a threat to the health of this democracy as spoiled milk does to American families.

Facebook's IPO Has Journalism Pack Salivating

Jerry Lanson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Media
Jerry Lanson

Pop the corks. Light the sparklers. But please. Enough news already about Facebook's IPO. Facebook's public offering is everywhere -- on the web, on the radio, on TV. Does the public really care as much as the press seems to want it to?

In Trayvon Martin Case, Media Need to Examine Their Own Role

Jerry Lanson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Media
Jerry Lanson

In the first couple of weeks following the Feb. 26 fatal shooting and Zimmerman's release after claiming self-defense under Florida's so-called "stand your ground" law, few Americans knew anything about it.

Daily Texan: We Failed With Trayvon Martin Cartoon

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.30.2012 | College

The University of Texas at Austin's student newspaper, The Daily Texan, apologized Thursday for a controversial cartoon published earlier this week ab...

Student Paper Yanks Controversial Trayvon Martin Cartoon

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.28.2012 | College

The Daily Texan, a student newspaper at the University of Texas in Austin, pulled a controversial cartoon about the media coverage of the Trayvon Mart...