Whoever controls the media controls the mind.

  • Hating In Plain Sight
    by WNYC Studios on March 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    In the aftermath of white supremacist attacks in New Zealand, there's a tension between reporting on the shooter's motivations and not amplifying his message. This week, On the Media examines how the press can navigate that persistent dilemma. Plus, the debate over whether online archives of jihadi terrorist propaganda should be open to the public.  1. Joan Donovan [@BostonJoan] describes the way the press has evolved in its responses to far-right terrorism, […]

  • No Notoriety
    by WNYC Studios on March 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The details are different but the story is the same. A mass shooting, scores of people dead, another nation traumatized. Although in the aftermath of the events in New Zealand last week there is a wrinkle. In her first speech to parliament since the attacks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared that she will never speak the killer's name and she asked the press and others to follow suit. Ardern said the shooter would not get notoriety, perhaps a nod to the group […]

  • Media Education and Change
    by Jeff Jarvis on March 4, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Lately I’ve been scolding myself that I have not been radical enough — yes, me, not nearly radical enough — about rethinking journalism in our still-emerging new reality of a connected world. And if journalism requires rebuilding, then so does journalism education and all of media education. Every fall, when I am lucky enough to talk with our entire […] The post Media Education and Change appeared first on BuzzMachine. […]

  • Europe Against the Net
    by Jeff Jarvis on February 24, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I’ve spent a worrisome weekend reading three documents from Europe about regulating the net: The revived, revised, and worsened Articles 11 and 13 of the European Copyright Directive and Julia Reda’s devastating review of the impact. The Cairncross Review of the state of journalism and the net in the UK. The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ […]

  • Journalists weren’t part of a conspiracy. They were doing their jobs.
    by Nausicaa Renner on March 25, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    On Monday morning, glowing from the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the delivery of Attorney General William Barr’s letter to Congress, Donald Trump tweeted a quote from Bret Baier, of Fox News: “No American conspired to cooperate with Russia in its efforts to interfere with the 2016 election, according to Robert Mueller, […]

  • Backlash after feminist literature organization passes on essay
    by Zainab Sultan on March 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    In 2014, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, an advocacy group focused on addressing misogyny and gender imparity in the publishing world, launched a new section on its website called Reports from the Field. The section, a precursor to the “Shitty Media Men” list, was meant to serve as a platform for women in the literary […]