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“We are now in the mature stage of a book-to-film boom that is quietly transforming how Americans read and tell stories, and not for the better.”
For anyone who thought the level of 'Corbyn anti-semitism' reporting at the Guardian seemed like a lot: On the strategic relationship formed between The Guardian and UK national security since their retaliation to the Snowden leak, under the editorship of Katharine Viner. From a new UK-focused investigative journalism outlet. On their intelligence reporting and dubious "exclusives" after the fallout with uk intelligence services following Snowden: Since the Snowden affair, The Guardian does not appear to have published any articles based on an intelligence or security services source that was not officially sanctioned to speak. The Guardian has, by contrast, ...Read More
"Journalists at the New York Times and its own standards editor say that getting continually dragged by other journalists for not giving credit is embarrassing."
"Mr. Lopez said employers were often more comfortable expressing a bias against older workers, as opposed to bias based on gender or race. 'But it is against the law', he said, 'even in the media industry.'" ...Read More
"I remember something Roger Ver told me, right around when he was explaining why he trusted markets more than democracies. “No amount of coercion,” he said, “can solve a math problem.” That’s true. But it’s also the case that no amount of mathematics can delete human prejudice, and no ledger ...Read More
“A critically important lesson from CNN’s firing of Marc Lamont Hill is that mainstream media will tolerate just about anything, from white supremacy to climate denial, but never clear, open and principled support for Palestinian rights.”
"Andy Warhol’s magazine is dead. No wait, it’s back! Inside Peter Brant’s latest magic trick."
Being one of the few pre-Internet media companies to still be around in some form today, their story is pretty fascinating. It clearly hasn't worked out for the better though. Vice on HBO, while covering a massive breadth of topics, suffer from their presentation; their nasally-voiced mid 20s employees they ...Read More
Just discovered Daniel Drezner, will definitely be sharing more his work in the near future. İn this Google talk he discusses major ideas in his book- a nice variety of themes he's able to pull together. - "The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of ...Read More
Real view on subscription-based media and paywalls from a consumer perspective. Seems like a universal tiered subscription service could easily solve these problems.
"Media coverage of Israel's massacre of Palestinian protesters during the first weekend of multiweek demonstrations in Gaza offered textbook examples of how syntax and word choice shape, and even distort, representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even if the facts are accurately stated, the ways in which sentences are constructed, and ...Read More