Over the past two decades, the news has experienced several seismic technological shifts. Traditional news sources and organizations have been forced to reckon with these shifts in order to remain relevant as news sources, and in order to remain afloat as corporations. Some have failed; others have prevailed through adaptation to the current news climate. The [...]
Founded by Mary Baker Eddy over one hundred years ago in response to the jingoistic yellow journalism of the late nineteenth century, The Christian Science Monitor has long stood as a reputable news organization and a source of objective reports. Through the decades, The Christian Science Monitor has been awarded seven Pulitzer Prizes, including three for [...]
The new, Internet-based, relationship between government and constituents certainly makes citizen communication and participation easier, faster, and more common. But the Internet also provides a veil of anonymity to its users – a veil that may, over time, hinder democracy and hurt the American political system.
There is perhaps no better example of the positive and negative [...]
Last month’s assassination attempt on the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords did more than leave six people dead in Arizona. It exposed just how polarized the blogosphere (and the American media in general) has become. Certainly, many bloggers used their respective sites as forums to engage in a healthy conversation about the incident. Others, however, on [...]