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Robert Jensen : Mainstream Media and the Conventional Wisdom

Ethan Bronner, Jerusalem bureau chief of The New York Times. His son joined the Israeli army.NY Times and Palestine imbroglio:No conflict of interest with conventional wisdom by Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / February 9, 2010 The New York … finish reading Robert Jensen : Mainstream Media and the Conventional Wisdom

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BOOKS / Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power

Who wants yesterday’s papers?Today’s biographers and cultural critics! By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / January 26, 2010 [Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power, by James McGrath Morris. Published by HarperCollins, February 2010; hardcover, 576 pp; $29.99.] … finish reading BOOKS / Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power

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Dick J. Reavis : Journalism Faces Full Court Press

Full Court Press Until and unless the press understands that its mission is to be the champion of the people’s welfare, nobody can plan for its recovery. By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2009 As … finish reading Dick J. Reavis : Journalism Faces Full Court Press

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Keith Joseph : Communication on the Left Must Embrace the New Technology

Hawker sells the Revolutionary Woker at a 2003 New York anti-war protest. Photo from asparagirl’s photoblog.Newspaper Hawkers, Websites, and Plans for Revolutionary Organization By Keith Joseph / The Rag Blog / April 20, 2009 One of the great curiosities of … finish reading Keith Joseph : Communication on the Left Must Embrace the New Technology

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Kos : The Newspaper Execs’ Hissy Fit

Newspaper, aka the “Dinosaur Blog.” Graphic from Exhibit 5a. The industry’s woes are self-inflicted, and its continued arrogance and superiority complex continue to blind its executives from potential solutions in a world where quite frankly, they are no longer quite … finish reading Kos : The Newspaper Execs’ Hissy Fit

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Wall Street Journal : Librarian Laments Research Shutdown

The following would just be a sad but passing story except for one thing. It is emblematic of what’s happening all over the country. Reporters are being “let go,” bureaus are being closed, broadcast news departments are suffering daily funding … finish reading Wall Street Journal : Librarian Laments Research Shutdown

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Libel Suit Arrest : French Journalist Humiliated by Police

French journalist Vittorio de Filippis. Photo by Franck Fife / AFP. This over the top arrest by French cops and their strip search of a journalist for a “libel charge” has the Paris press up on arms. Larry Ray / … finish reading Libel Suit Arrest : French Journalist Humiliated by Police

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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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Newpapers Distribute Fear DVD : Delivering Propaganda, As If It is Toothpaste

‘Dozens of local newspapers in “swing” election states — from Altoona to Las Vegas (and my own Charlotte Observer) — have been paid to distribute a film designed to spread fear about our national security.’By William E. Jackson, Jr. / … finish reading Newpapers Distribute Fear DVD : Delivering Propaganda, As If It is Toothpaste

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Journalism : OUT OF PRINT!

Arianna Huffington questions newspapers’“veneer of unassailable trustworthiness.” Drawing courtesy of New Yorker.The death and life of the American newspaperBy Eric Alterman The following article on the state of the newspaper in America today first appeared in the March 31, 2008 … finish reading Journalism : OUT OF PRINT!

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