Whoever controls the media controls the mind.

  • Optical Delusion
    by (WNYC Studios) on January 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    A gathering of thousands of armed protesters in Virginia last weekend prompted fears of mass violence. On this episode of On the Media, how some militia groups are spinning the lack of bloodshed as victory. Plus, fresh demands for accountability in Puerto Rico, and why the senate impeachment trial feels so predictable.  1. Bob Garfield [@Bobosphere] on the present moment in the impeachment trial. Listen. 2. Lois Beckett [@loisbeckett], […]

  • The Alleged Crimes of Greenwald
    by (WNYC Studios) on January 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    The Brazilian federal government on Tuesday revealed charges of cybercrimes against Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, for his alleged role in the leaking of explosive messages written by high-ranking law enforcement officials. Press freedom advocates immediately decried the charges as a dangerous blow to basic press freedoms; Greenwald himself told Washington Post cybersecurity reporter Joseph Marks, "Governments [are] figuring out how they […]

  • The next net: expertise
    by Jeff Jarvis on January 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    The net is yet young and needs to learn from its present failures to build a better infrastructure not just for speaking but also for listening and finding that which is worth listening to, from experts and people with authority, intelligence, education, experience, erudition, good taste, and good sense. Here is a preview of one […] The post The next net: expertise appeared first on BuzzMachine. […]

  • In defense of targeting
    by Jeff Jarvis on January 10, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    In defending targeting, I am not defending Facebook, I am attacking mass media and what its business model has done to democracy — including on Facebook. With targeting, a small business, a new candidate, a nascent movement can efficiently and inexpensively reach people who would be interested in their messages so they may transact or assemble […] The post In defense of targeting appeared first on BuzzMachine. […]

  • But Hunter Biden… 
    by Jon Allsop on January 28, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    “But her emails.” Following the 2016 presidential election, those words entered American media lore as shorthand for one of the most grievous errors made by the press in its coverage of the campaign: that it overhyped Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to balance out Donald Trump’s more serious indiscretions and dodge accusations […]

  • In California, a long struggle against ‘online-only’
    by Tony Biasotti on January 28, 2020 at 11:55 am

    At this point, the “online-only” qualifier in the phrase “online-only local news organization” is unnecessary. The oldest such outlets have been around 15 years or more; by 2019, around 10 percent of local news was produced by sites without a print or broadcast arm, according to a study of more than 100 areas by the […]