I wanted to follow up on Jeff’s post introducing TimesCast, a new feature on the New York Times that was introduced in late March. My hope was that this would be used to examine the newspaper’s most important stories in more depth, but it appears that it’s just another outlet for all areas of the paper. [...]
After the news that the Library of Congress will be archiving Twitter posts, some, including folks on this blog, have speculated about whether this will make people more careful about what they post.
With that in mind, what do you think about what Joseph R. Santos said in this New York Times article by Robert Pear about [...]
This article by Kate Zernike in the New York Times about Tea Party supporters was interesting and would, I thought, provide an interesting look at the value of new media if examined in another way, especially since discussions about the Tea Party supporters are generally quite politically charged.
Zernike begins with this idea:
“In the results of the [...]
To follow up on Ali’s post, I wanted to talk about the coverage by President Obama’s and the Republicans’
recent video addresses. In The Caucus, the political blog of the New York Times, Janie Lorber discusses what she calls the “Easter Address.” She discusses the contents of his address [...]
Last night Charlie Savage of the New York Times reported that Peter D. Keisler, a former lawyer in the Justice Department during the Bush administration, said that it was “’wrong’ to attack lawyers who volunteered to help [detainee] lawsuits before joining the Justice Department.”
This statement came after a group called “Keep America Safe” released a [kml_flashembed [...]
Two articles this week made me think about the power of political images to shape citizens’ responses to policy proposals. Newsweek’s article The Polling Contradiction by Sarah Kliff explained the results of a Newsweek poll that asked respondents about President Obama’s healthcare plan (first “without being given any details of the legislation” and then after telling [...]
Clark Hoyt, the public editor of the New York Times, wrote an interesting piece about the question, “Does a newspaper have an obligation to address other people’s scuttlebutt about its reporting?”
I thought that this was a good followup to our discussion the other week about the potential for rumors to be spread and how they ought [...]
This blog post by Robert Wright in the New York Times provides one theory about how the new media has changed the nature of and response to special interests. For me this article brought up more questions than answers or strong opinions, and I wondered what all of you thought. How much (if at all) and [...]
Perhaps you’ve already heard. Carly for California, the campaign of Republican senate candidate Carly Fiorina, has produced an entertaining attack ad against Republican opponent Tom Campbell. I find most campaign ads at least slightly amusing for their over-dramatization, but this one was especially humorous.
The image of the fake sheep (is [...]
Why are we so captivated by politicians’ personal drama? While John Edwards is certainly to blame for his role in his affair, the Huffington Post’s Roy Sekoff also pointed to another issue related to this scandal: In an interview with Larry King (viewable at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-tv/roy-sekoff-on-larry-king_b_441372.html) tonight, January 28th, Sekoff said that “at some point, [Elizabeth Edwards] [...]