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West Side Tories

August 28, 2014 - 16:49 -- Admin

“When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way. From your first cigarette, to your last dyin’ day.” The mainstream media is deep into its ‘Me’ phase. Despite the world going through enormous change and upheaval, a large chunk … Continue reading →

Blurred Lines

August 8, 2014 - 15:11 -- Admin

There are some astute observations in this brief video on the increasingly blurry distinction between “old” and “new” media. I especially like the line from one journalist about it all coming down to trust.  Ultimately, trust is the currency of … Continue reading →

Lego Journalism

April 8, 2014 - 12:31 -- Admin

It’s not widely understood by the reading and viewing public, but a big chunk of what are purported to be ‘news events’ really are stage-managed set-pieces, minutely choreographed by the public relations industry. The supinely lame local coverage of the … Continue reading →

Left Right Out

March 17, 2014 - 17:20 -- Admin

When people talk about media bias, they inevitably are referring to the house leanings of particular publishers. What’s often overlooked, though, is the bias generated by the necessity of journalists choosing certain frames and narratives to shape what’s known as … Continue reading →