Category Archives: journalism

How to be authentic

National American Heritage Month   November comes on the heels of several events that focus attention on North American Indians. That’s good news. And bad news. The good news is that the spotlight reminds us that critical, life-changing events impact … Continue reading

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Have we lost our moorings?

For weeks our local public radio station had urged us to consider what the American Dream means. I discovered when I spent part of one summer talking with faculty and students in Amman, Jordan—as part of an exchange–the denizens we … Continue reading

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POLITICAL NEWS

    Stuck on the Tar Baby (Today’s blog is the first of three that looks at the presidential election from a perspective that shares evidence from researchers who study mass media. But first, I must have my morning tea) … Continue reading

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Ginsburg’s got guts

Just finished reading a wrap-up of news in a magazine that offers a passel of newsworthy stories in tightly written packages from many corners. You get to hear folks ranging from CBS anchors to Slate pundits nattering about events following … Continue reading

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When the Invisible becomes Visible

We found visible the invisible on our recent trip to Chicago. An exhibit of forgotten black-and-white images by photojournalist Gordon Parks is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago through August. Parks is famous for his shots of Black … Continue reading

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The Magician’s sleight of hand

Media Politics  Are you perplexed by political media coverage? I am–and I’m supposed to be an expert. In the 1970s I fell in love with writing, journalism and politics–thunderstruck by the power of the press after seeing images of gunned-down … Continue reading

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The Boycott Bandwagon

When Bruce Refuses We Listen In refusing to perform a concert in Durham, Bruce Springsteen is using age-old techniques to hit where it hurts: in the pocketbook. When news that North Carolina legislators approved a law that enables discrimination of … Continue reading

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Journalism: Lies? Truths? Ethics?

Ruling in the Hulk Hogan Case This week we learned that a jury awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million (US) because an online source posted a salacious video of Hogan having sex. The video was posted allegedly without Hogan’s knowledge or … Continue reading

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The Oregon Stand-off: Where are the Indians?

A lesson in ideological framing When news of an armed stand-off at a wildlife refuge in Malheur County broke, I tried to wrap my brain around the event unfolding in my home state. What did the protesters want? I’m wary … Continue reading

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Does Trump Coverage Matter?

Are you following national politics? Then I invite you to think about the news coverage of Donald Trump from 2 perspectives. First: think of your gut feelings. Second, think of the empirical evidence. Ready? Let’s begin. Trump receives a boatload … Continue reading

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