Tag Archives: Journalism

Aaron Schnautz :
METRO | ‘The Challenger’ is a newspaper published by Austin’s homeless

Since they have no office, staff meetings are held under a giant oak tree in front of City Hall. By Aaron Schnautz | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2015 AUSTIN — At the corner of Guadalupe and Cesar Chavez … finish reading Aaron Schnautz :
METRO | ‘The Challenger’ is a newspaper published by Austin’s homeless

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METRO EVENT | Second chance to see landmark film about the American media monopoly

‘Shadows of Liberty’ asks why we have let a handful of powerful corporations write and manipulate the news. Event: Screening of ‘Shadows of Liberty’ What: Documentary film about failures of corporate journalism When: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6-7:45 p.m. Presented … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Second chance to see landmark film about the American media monopoly

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METRO EVENT | Acclaimed documentary ‘Shadows of Liberty’ to screen at UT-Austin

‘Shadows of Liberty’ reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. AUSTIN — The University of Texas at Austin Journalism School and the Texas State Employees Union are presenting a free screening of the internationally … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Acclaimed documentary ‘Shadows of Liberty’ to screen at UT-Austin

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Robert Jensen :
MEDIA | Journalist launches online archive to document diversity of rural India

P. Saimath’s People’s Archive of Rural India aims to make the ‘invisible India’ both visible and audible, not only to urban Indians but to the whole world. By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | January 19, 2015 P. Sainath … finish reading Robert Jensen :
MEDIA | Journalist launches online archive to document diversity of rural India

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Robert Jensen :
BOOKS | Barking dogs and sinking ships: Journalism’s search for metaphor and meaning

Dean Starkman explains why journalists often aren’t alert watchdogs, but he can’t see why limiting the profession to the role of a barking dog is, quite literally, a dead end. By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | April 2, … finish reading Robert Jensen :
BOOKS | Barking dogs and sinking ships: Journalism’s search for metaphor and meaning

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Robert Jensen :
The ideology problem: Thomas Patterson’s failed technocratic dream for journalism

Paterson’s new book is an excellent account of contemporary journalism’s struggles — as long as one defines excellence within the narrow confines bounded by the ideology of the powerful. By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | January 22, 2014 … finish reading Robert Jensen :
The ideology problem: Thomas Patterson’s failed technocratic dream for journalism

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Sociologist Todd Gitlin on the State of American Mass Media

Todd Gitlin. Image from Pew Forum. Rag Radio podcast: Sociologist and author Todd Gitlin on  the state of mass media in America We discuss the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of journalism highlighted by the distinguished coverage of the Watergate scandal, as … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Sociologist Todd Gitlin on the State of American Mass Media

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Journalism Prof Robert Jensen is ‘Arguing for Our Lives’

Rag Radio podcast:  Journalism professor and activist Robert Jensen is ‘Arguing for Our Lives‘ “I feel what I’m often doing is kind of a remedial course in how to see the world.” — Robert Jensen on Rag Radio By Thorne … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Journalism Prof Robert Jensen is ‘Arguing for Our Lives’

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Robert Jensen : The Collapse of Journalism

Graphic treatment by James Retherford / The Rag Blog. The collapse of journalism and the journalism of collapse:From royal, to prophetic, to apocalyptic When we strip away supernatural claims and delusions of grandeur, we can understand the prophetic as the calling … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Collapse of Journalism

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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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Chellis Glendinning : Confessions of an Obituary ‘Aficionada’

Fred Astaire: Bidding adieu. Witness to notable crossings: Confessions of an obituary aficionada Brimming with Mississippi gentility and rousing political arguments, he drew me into the swirl of mad farmers, musicians, historians, sheep herders, and political philosophers who were demanding … finish reading Chellis Glendinning : Confessions of an Obituary ‘Aficionada’

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Dave Zirin, the Man Who Politicized the Sports Pages

A look at Dave Zirin’s latest:The man who politicized the sports pages No longer can owners, managers, and commissioners argue that sports and politics must and should be separated. The taboo has been trashed. The silence has been shattered. By … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Dave Zirin, the Man Who Politicized the Sports Pages

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