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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Documentary Filmmakers Doug Hecker and Christopher Oscar Dish on ‘Junk Food News’

Documentary filmmakers Christopher Oscar, left, and Doug Hecker. Doug Hecker and Christopher Oscar:Documentary filmmakers on media,civil liberties, and ‘Project Censored‘ “The corporate rules are simple: tell the news the way you’re told to tell the news or ratings will decline … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Documentary Filmmakers Doug Hecker and Christopher Oscar Dish on ‘Junk Food News’

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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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Ken Martin : ‘The Austin Bulldog’: Growling at the Powers That Be

Logo from The Austin Bulldog. Graphic by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.Journalism making a difference:The Austin Bulldog‘s investigativereporting shakes up City HallBy Ken Martin / The Rag Blog / May 12, 2011 AUSTIN — Even if you’ve never heard … finish reading Ken Martin : ‘The Austin Bulldog’: Growling at the Powers That Be

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Danny Schechter : WikiLeaks and the Fetish of Secrecy

Graphic from APS.Wikileaks and the secrets that deceive us It’s the age-old battle between our right to know and their right to keep us from knowing. By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / December 21, 2010 In the days … finish reading Danny Schechter : WikiLeaks and the Fetish of Secrecy

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Forced Prostitution in Mexico : Lost Women of the Narcoguerra

“Sex Slave” by Vangobot / Pop Art Machine.Organized crime in Mexico:Massive transnational sex trade The networks of traffickers in women use Mexico as a bridge to move teens to the U.S. and Canada where they are sold and sexually exploited. … finish reading Forced Prostitution in Mexico : Lost Women of the Narcoguerra

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BOOKS / ‘Eating Animals’ : The Beef with Factory Farms

Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals:A sweeping indictment of factory farms …what we should be talking about is how upward of 99 percent of animals are raised and what it does to them, what it does to the environment, what it … finish reading BOOKS / ‘Eating Animals’ : The Beef with Factory Farms

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Military Reports on Reporters: ‘Like Perusing the Diary of Your Stalker’

A photograph of US soldiers near Kandahar, Afghanistan, taken by the embedded AP photographer Emilio Morenatti the day before he lost a foot in a roadside bombing. Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP.US Military Investigates Afghan DeskBy P.J. Tobia / August 28, 2009 … finish reading Military Reports on Reporters: ‘Like Perusing the Diary of Your Stalker’

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Dan Rather Lawsuit Will Linger After Junior’s Gone

CBS Newsman’s $70m Lawsuit Likely to Deal Bush Legacy a New Blow By Christopher Goodwin / December 28, 2008 As George W Bush prepares to leave the White House, at least one unpleasant episode from his unpopular presidency is threatening … finish reading Dan Rather Lawsuit Will Linger After Junior’s Gone

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New York Times : Is ‘Gray Lady’ Fading Fast?

Is financial demise of The Times at hand?By Dr. Denny / November 11, 2008 In 1896, Adolph Ochs bought The New York Times and boldly placed on its front-page flag the slogan All The News That’s Fit To Print. Today, … finish reading New York Times : Is ‘Gray Lady’ Fading Fast?

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Texas Observer : Esteemed News Mag Names New Editor

Bob Moser, formerly of The Nation, takes Observer helmBy Carlton Carl / September 26, 2008 The Texas Observer has named as its editor Bob Moser, writer and editor for The Nation, former editor of North Carolina’s Independent Weekly, and author … finish reading Texas Observer : Esteemed News Mag Names New Editor

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JOURNALISM : Was I. F. Stone the World’s First Blogger?

In the days before the Internet, one of the great voices of independent journalism was I.F. Stone, whose simple newsletter challenged the conventional thinking of the day. Media critic Jeff Cohen recalls Stone’s contributions to the cause of journalism. It … finish reading JOURNALISM : Was I. F. Stone the World’s First Blogger?

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