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Fuck the News

Katie Goodman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy
Katie Goodman

The news is overwhelming and we are not evolutionarily developed to take in this amount of information about that many people suffering. So when it's too much, I'm just going to look at what's right in front of me: my kid, my veggie burger, my guitar.

Hillary Surges, Reince Priebus Escalates GOP War on Women, Americans Demand Jobs

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Rather than focusing on political tactics and news cycle spin, we focus on creating jobs. The Clintons have a brilliant job-creating (and deficit-reducing) record from the years of the Clinton presidency and can play an extraordinary role in generating new ideas.

Win the Conversation

Al Gore | Posted 10.14.2012 | Books
Al Gore

Between blogs, social media, 24-hour cable news and endless propaganda campaigns from political organizations, making your message stand out is difficult. In his fascinating new book, Language Intelligence, Joe Romm from Climate Progress lays out the keys.

With Political Information, a Modern Embarrassment of Riches

Mark Hannah | Posted 08.20.2012 | Media
Mark Hannah

With information as abundant and instantaneous as it is, what's valuable nowadays is the ability to distill that information and interpret it.

The Magazine Industry: Non-News Is Good News

The Economist | Posted 08.10.2012 | Media

"PRINT is dead" was a common refrain a couple of years ago. The costly print advertisements that kept magazines and newspapers alive were migrating to...

Is the Media's ADD Hurting Our Country?

Abby Huntsman | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

So, here we are: a world of commentators, Tweeters, bloggers, and citizens with one of the most powerful tools developed in the history of mankind (the Internet) at our fingertips, literally, but how do we plan to use it? And, what is our collective responsibility?

C-SPAN Is America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Brent Budowsky

While our politics have become a shouting match of pander and slander, name-calling and talking points, celebrity media and instant misanalysis, C-SPAN shines as an exemplar of what a free press in a free nation should be.

Footnote, Bob Ryan and News' Need for Speed

Danny Groner | Posted 04.18.2012 | Sports
Danny Groner

The landscape has definitely shifted in sportswriting, and probably in newsgathering overall. As some writers have adjusted to the new rules, requirements and technology, others have resisted the evolution.

How Obama Can Win Big

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

While President Obama lifts his presidency to champion the cause of jobs that are made in the USA, his Republican opponents stake their plans for powe...

On Brain Blur

Marian Salzman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Technology
Marian Salzman

The pace at which we work now is beyond warp speed, and the window in which to look ahead for PR -- and all disciplines -- is closing so fast that many of us are finding ourselves with fingers caught in the frame.

Bachmann Denies Picking Descartes as Running Mate

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

"Rene won't say anything until he can prove it, meaning that he'll pretty much always miss the news cycle. Let me tell you, if I had waited until I had facts to support everything I've said I'd never be where I am today."

The Biggest Crime in the Anthony Weiner Scandal

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.08.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

The worst non-crime crime committed by Anthony Weiner is that he's successfully fed a dangerous Mobius Loop involving the news media and those of us who consume its mostly nonsensical content.

There Is Good News -- If You Look For It

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

If we pay much attention to the media, it's easy to get the impression that life is really scary, dangerous, and there are lots of terrible things happening all over the place.

"Not a Big Fan of TV": Is an Organic Information Revolution on the Horizon?

Schuyler Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Schuyler Brown

I've been noticing a trend in conversations with consumers. There's a growing awareness that our media diets are killing us, and an accompanying resistance to do anything about it.

Get Your War On: Dominating the News Cycle (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The Get Your War On guys have an honest and frank discussion about the role of media in our lives. ...

Amusing Ourselves to Death -- How to Waste Our Last (Obama) Chance

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

President Obama is a serious man trying to rescue a frivolous trivialized nation with the attention span of an inebriated jellyfish.

Friday Talking Points [53] -- Why McCain Is Losing, And Why Democrats Shouldn't Say So

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain is losing the race for the White House. Now, this doesn't mean he has already lost it -- we've still got to go vote, after all. I'll cov...

YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, iPods, Enough!

Judy Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judy Muller

Ah, for the good old days, before we were immersed in the free-floating anxiety of the nanosecond news cycle that follow us everywhere, telling us that the sky is falling.

Media Miss Crucial Election Speech On Global Poverty

Steve Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Miller

The media act incapable of covering more than one subject at a time. What was ignored yesterday was an Obama speech in which he laid out a clear and concise plan to deal with Global Warming, AIDS, Malaria and, yes, the economic crisis.

The Outrage Campaign

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

The McCain campaign is violating what were considered immutable political laws, and it amounts to a giant and risky bet that those laws are no longer operative.

Cable TV Should Be Ashamed

Rusty Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rusty Russell

Cable TV fails to do its job: report on and analyze the candidates' policies. It's like they think we only care about lipstick. Viewers are left completely unaware of dozens of serious issues that dramatically impact enormous swaths of the population.

Bittergate's Wobbly Legs: Signs of Media Evolution?

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

Obama's bounce in the polls this week is more than a mere candidate "surge." It's a repudiation of the nattering nabob media which imagined clumsy wording could send his campaign into a glorious tailspin.