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Did a Mass Killer Get it Right in Pointing to the Media?
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Author and political analyst
Simply totally erasing the names of mass killers from the coverage, as some news outlets do, though, is only the starting point. The speculation and conjecture about the killer's motives makes it almost appear as though there is a rational or justification for why the killer did what he did.
Sound-Bite Journalism Haunts Indianapolis After Officer's Death
Rev. Marie Siroky
UCC minister, Wife, Justice advocate, Cubs Fan
It's helpful when reporters link the entire press release or interview, as seeing a quote in context means everything. Which is why I am deeply troubled by a recent decision by Indianapolis-based WISH TV.
These 1980s Local News Teasers Are TERRIFYING
What's So Sexy About Bigots!?
Imam Abdullah Antepli
Muslim Chaplain, Duke University
We can't stop ourselves from busying with which bigot said what, which hater said something even more inconceivably stupid and who beat the others in radicalism, extremism, shame and embarrassment.
The Equitable Inequities of Childhood Cancer
Childhood Cancer Advocate
Childhood cancer does not discriminate. Childhood cancer simply is. It exists as a killer that cares not for arbitrary divisions. We can and should learn from this example of unfortunate unity.
Our Comfortable Affliction
David Katz, M.D.
Founder, True Health Initiative
The heroes of our flavor-of-the-day news cycles are not those who prove to be right or actually know what they are talking about. The heroes on any given day are the iconoclasts, conspiracy theorists, and -- just plain wing nuts. Affliction is the
plat du jour
, and these -- its master chefs.
Prince Harry's Casino Royale: A Royal Media Indiscrition
Founder and CEO, ILDK Media; Author and freelance writer
Prince Harry didn't trash the room, didn't assault anyone, and certainly didn't cause any outrageous ruckus. All he did was play a game of strip billiards and that is newsworthy because?
Greece Is The Wor(l)d: 4
In these places you may find an atmosphere of solemnity amongst locals, but prices have fallen, people are eager to offer as much as they can, and the country's natural glory shines on.
Has Health News Become Sensationalized?
Dr. Pamela Peeke
Internationally recognized health expert, physician, scientist...
I admit, I always check the customized Google alerts that are delivered right to my handheld device. But we all need to take a step back, especially when looking at the latest health news.
Radia Tapes and the Indian Media: It's Time for Sensation Now
Former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mumbai City
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
What Ever Happened to Real Journalism?
Award-winning newspaper editor
A mere two weeks after a midterm election, most mainstream journalists are not exploring the issues that must be tackled by the new Congress or tied up by the old Congress, but are handicapping the next election cycle.
The Social Construction of Controversy
postdoctoral Senior Researcher at the National Consortium for ...
If elite manipulation of the construction of an Islamic center caused the conflict, then correcting the media market to allow for a diversity of viewpoints is the solution.
Up Your Consumer Confidence!
Fortune columnist and best-selling author of business books
After all the windbaggery, all the "news" offered by the desperate people who work in the media business, there is still every reason to have confidence. Wait until things get better; they always do.
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