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Media Critique

Jeremy Scahill On Media Coverage Of Gaza: 'We've Hit All-Time Lows'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media

Jeremy Scahill joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his expose for the Intercept on the way the U.S. government handles its terrorist watchlis...

Mitt Romney Is Playing the Mainstream Media Like a Fiddle -- and the Problem Is That They Are Actually Dancing to the Music

Dee Evans | Posted 07.17.2012 | Media
Dee Evans

To the media I ask this question: Name one presidential candidate in recent history who had not sat down for any Sunday talk shows or non-Fox related cable news shows less than six months out from a presidential election? Name me one!

Sitting Judgment on Our Troops: Photo Controversies and the Media

Andrew Lubin | Posted 06.26.2012 | Media
Andrew Lubin

But in today's highly politicized world the newspapers can't win: If they publish, they're called anti-American defeatists, yet if they don't publish they're complicit in a cover-up and tools of the Pentagon.

Correction: Climate Change Is a Fact

David Johnson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media
David Johnson

If journalism can't help save the world, then why in the world should the world care about saving journalism -- at least this kind of journalism? Prove that you are smart enough to be trusted with the shield of humanity that you say you deserve.

Real Reporting Does Not Include Hollywood

Leslie Griffith | Posted 06.11.2012 | Media
Leslie Griffith

In the U.K., news "anchors" are called "presenters." It's high time we make that distinction here in America as well.

The Problem With Curbing Curiosity

Nancy A. Scott | Posted 06.12.2012 | Impact
Nancy A. Scott

If teachers (or family, or media) don't ask questions, then usually children will stop asking as well -- and their natural curiosity and imagination, which are the stepping stones to skeptical thinking, become censored in the meantime.

Media Need to Establish Clear Ethics Codes on Using, Posting Tweets

Jerry Lanson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Media
Jerry Lanson

Most journalism organizations have clear, blanket policies: Don't steal other people's work, don't serve on your school board when you're covering education, don't endorse presidential candidates. But rules for Twitter are murkier, if articulated at all.

Edward Luce's Unraveling American Dream

Robert Teitelman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The world is becoming increasingly multipolar, not unlike the late 19th century. This is not outside the American experience.

In the Political Game Today, Divided We Fall

FSView | Posted 06.03.2012 | College
FSView

Somewhere amongst the blob of partisan political analysis, reality television contests and mass commercialization that makes up our popular culture, is a world of politics that attempts to fit in. The problem is, real political discussion cannot exist in such a setting.

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.

Think Again: Money Talks, Media Balks

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

Instead of seeking remedies to this ongoing problem, the putative guardians of our democratic principles, rights and responsibilities -- the United States Supreme Court -- has chosen to vastly exacerbate the situation.