All Articles on Journalism

Democratic presidential hopefuls former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) speak during the second round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 31, 2019. (Photo: Jim Waton/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Here We Go Again: Neoliberal Centrists Are Anointing One of Their Own—and It Could Cost Us
Running a candidate who will advocate policies that are embraced by the elite are done in the interests of the oligarchy is literally the only path that leads to a Trump victory in 2020.
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When citizens blind themselves to a news organization’s corporate entanglements, and trust the outlet to be truthful anyway, it is, to put it mildly, extraordinarily naïve. (Photo: CBInsights) Views
The Incredible Belief That Corporate Ownership Does Not Influence Media Content
Given that "90% of the United States' media is controlled by five media conglomerates," the top executive at many news outfits is likely the CEO of a multinational corporation.
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Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at the Spin Room after the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas on September 12, 2019. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) Views
What George Carlin Taught Us About Media Propaganda by Omission: On Bernie Sanders, Medicare for All, and the Green New Deal
It is instructive when you realize what news outlets are doing when they only give you the "partial score."
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ABC Democratic Debate Lowlights
Judging the candidates is one thing, but the quality of the questions was hardly inspiring.
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Biden Invokes Dead Family Members Against Medicare for All and Corporate Media Plays Along
Many outlets uncritically transmitted the ad's message as if it were merely a campaign strategy, instead of explaining what Biden, Sanders and Warren's proposals actually are, and clarifying for voters whether Biden's charges against his primary opponents are accurate.
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He should request reassignment or resign for more significant journalistic challenges. He really doesn’t need the money anymore. (Photo: NBC) Views
Chuck Todd, Labor Day, and Getting Serious
Todd has allowed his hands to be tied with golden handcuffs.
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'A Year Ago I Wouldn't Have Believed It': Not Enough, But 2020 Climate Town Hall Hailed as Big Progress
"Gotta say that just seeing the words 'Climate Crisis' in red on screen is a victory for our movements."
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A Pivot to Digital Shouldn't Spell the End of Local News
By vowing to increase support for public media and dedicate funds to newsgathering, a proposal put forth by Bernie Sanders is raising a question that's rarely come up in political debates: How can policymakers intervene to help revitalize local news and put journalists back to work?
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"Historians belong in this debate," writes the University of Michigan professor, "because our moment is world-historical, and only historians can set it in context." (Photo: University of Michigan) Views
Failing Breitbart Comes for Juan Cole on Climate History and It Won’t Go Well
I don't demean myself by reading Breitbart. I'd rather lie naked in my garden during a rainstorm and let slugs traverse me, leaving trails of slime. But I know who they are are.
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Please Shut Up, Mr. President, and Read Some Books
EB White and James Thurber could teach Trump—and us—a thing or two.
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