Well, how do you?
It’s easier than you might think. Just leak sensitive documents that insult foreign nations we currently have decent relations with, detail current or recent operational strategies, and the resultant cleanup will absorb enough government employees and private sector consultants to derail a small state’s budget.
It’s called naked transparency, and much like other naked [...]
The junction between media and administration can be found every day at around 1 PM in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing of the White House. It is here where President Obama’s Press Secretary engages reporters in what can only be described as a rhetorical street fight. The place where time [...]
We’ve all heard it a million times. Barack Obama’s internet campaign was revolutionary, entirely responsible for his candidacy and election, and forever changed the way politicians interact with their constituencies. Great. That must have been a wake-up call for McCain and the Republican National Committee, right? I mean, if I had just been handed a decisive [...]
ABC News has cut back on its staff by 25%, or 400 people, according to a NYTimes blog post. These staffers are being replaced by a smaller number of “digital journalists,” described as “jacks-of-all-trades who wield cameras, microphones and lights, and conduct interviews.” These journalists are obviously more cost-efficient because they are able to do the [...]
The story of the controversial email sent out by a Harvard Law student about the possibility that African-Americans are genetically predisposed to be less intelligent has been all over the Internet. The story is basically that a law student sent an email to some friends defending the viewpoint that African-Americans may biologically be less intelligent than [...]
A recent Slate article describes a University of Chicago study that concludes that “when it comes to online news, we aren’t nearly as isolated as we think.” Most of the sites we use to get our news get a pretty balanced mix of readers – they aren’t dominated by either liberals or conservatives. The most popular [...]
As Sam discussed in his post (below), Facebook recently opened up its network to many other sites, allowing outside content to be fed through users’ news feeds, and allowing users to interact with other sites in the same ways that they interact on Facebook. ReadWriteWeb recently delivered their take on Facebook’s new initiative, saying that “newspapers [...]
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. [...]
In my ongoing personal investigation into the Media and the Tea Party, I have to admit I was looking forward to see what would happen this past Thursday. As everyone knows, April 15 is tax day, and last year it was the day of the largest simultaneous, yet non-coordinated protests of the Tea Party movement. This [...]
Before the closing of this blog, I wanted to bring up a medium that hasn’t been discussed much: television. We’ve heard about how NPR is doing, but not much about CNN.
An interesting article I stumbled upon spoke extensively about how new media and the internet has forced print publications to change, but may entirely kill out [...]