Tag Archives: Broadcast Media

Jonah Raskin :
NBC’s Brian Williams and the causalities of war

Brian Williams helped to further wound the already wounded U.S. news media. Healing those wounds will take a long time. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | February 10, 2015 Most of us exaggerate and embellish at some time … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
NBC’s Brian Williams and the causalities of war

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METRO | Nancy Simons : Finding
‘Democracy Now!’

When ‘Democracy Now!’ disappeared from Austin public access television, we worked to get it back. By Nancy Simons | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2014 AUSTIN — Years ago, the first time my husband and I watched Democracy Now!, … finish reading METRO | Nancy Simons : Finding
‘Democracy Now!’

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BOOKS / Leslie Griffith : Dan Rather’s ‘Rather Outspoken’

Dan Rather is Rather Outspoken Reporters had best be careful when they set about the business of digging up news. Dan Rather’s unsettling ‘push under the bus’ is an instructive case in point. By Leslie Griffith / Reader Supported News … finish reading BOOKS / Leslie Griffith : Dan Rather’s ‘Rather Outspoken’

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Danny Schechter : Sayonara to Mike Wallace and the End of an Era

Mike Wallace hosting “CBS Morning News” in 1963. Photo from CBS Photo Archive / Getty Images.Sayonara to Mike Wallaceand the news era he led Mike Wallace turned the macho face-off into a personal signature that resembled nothing so much as … finish reading Danny Schechter : Sayonara to Mike Wallace and the End of an Era

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BOOKS / Lamar W. Hankins : ‘The Fox Effect’ Poisons Public Discourse

The Fox Effect:Disinformation that poisons public discourse By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 26, 2012 [The Fox Effect, by David Brock, Ari Rabin-Havt, and Media Matters for America (2012: Anchor); Paperback; 336 pp; $15.] Sometimes education … finish reading BOOKS / Lamar W. Hankins : ‘The Fox Effect’ Poisons Public Discourse

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Harry Targ : Sleeping Through the News

Talking heads. Image from Today’s Word on Journalism.Sleeping through the news:‘I suppose there is nothing we can do…’ By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / January 3, 2012 While I sleep through some of the news shows hosted by … finish reading Harry Targ : Sleeping Through the News

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Emily Hellewell : Public Radio and the West Texas Wildfires

The Southwest Incident Management Team conducted burnouts April 19 near the McDonald Observatory in far west Texas. Photo by Frank Cianciolo / McDonald Observatory / Marfa Public Radio.Why public radio maters:Marfa station is critical resourceduring west Texas wildfires By Emily … finish reading Emily Hellewell : Public Radio and the West Texas Wildfires

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Eric Boehlert : Fox Insider Says ‘Stuff Is Just Made Up’

Fox’s Roger Ailes. Image from Scene MagazineFox News Insider:‘Stuff Is Just Made Up’ By Eric Boehlert / Media Matters / February 15, 2011 Asked what most viewers and observers of Fox News would be surprised to learn about the controversial … finish reading Eric Boehlert : Fox Insider Says ‘Stuff Is Just Made Up’

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Ivan Koop Kuper : KFMK-FM Was Houston’s ‘Mother Radio’

Bumper Sticker design for FM radio station KFMK. Graphic © Joel R. Cheves 1965 – 2008. Image from OmegaGraphix. Progressive Radio Roots:KFMK-FM was part of a radio revolution By Ivan Koop Kuper / The Rag Blog / September 22, 2010 … finish reading Ivan Koop Kuper : KFMK-FM Was Houston’s ‘Mother Radio’

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Greg Moses : Capitalism, Race Relations, and Tea Party Denial

Cartoon by Bennett / Chattanooga Times Free Press / Motor City Liberal.A national conversion in race relations?Beyond Tea Party denial, mockery, and deceit By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / July 26, 2010 Call me evangelist for anti-racist conversion … finish reading Greg Moses : Capitalism, Race Relations, and Tea Party Denial

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Worse or Worser? : Barrier Grief in Louisiana

An oil soaked brown pelican attempts to takes flight on Louisiana coast. Photo by Gerald Herbert / AP.Worse or worser?Gulf grief, contractors, and media mania By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / May 29, 2010 Shock and awe, misdirection, … finish reading Worse or Worser? : Barrier Grief in Louisiana

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Citizen-Journalist Bill Moyers : Salute to a Colleague

Bill Moyers. Image from Cincinnati.comFinal entry:Closing the book on Bill Moyers’ Journal By Danny Schechter / April 30, 2010 I salute our colleague, our friend, our mentor and role model, Bill Moyers, who airs his last Journal program tonight on … finish reading Citizen-Journalist Bill Moyers : Salute to a Colleague

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