Whoever controls the media controls the mind.

  • Break Your Silence
    by (WNYC Studios) on July 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Despite defiance from police departments and police unions, efforts to limit police secrecy have notched at least one recent victory. On this week’s On The Media, hear how the public can now view misconduct records that had long been closely guarded by the nation’s largest police force. Plus, how America's most famous cop-whistleblower views the present moment. And, the Black nationalist origins of Justice Clarence Thomas’s legal thinking. 1. Eric […]

  • Why is Trump’s Campaign Suing a Small TV Station in Wisconsin?
    by (WNYC Studios) on July 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    In this week's pod extra, we bring you an episode from Trump, Inc., a podcast from our friends at WNYC Studios, about a new threat to press freedom. This year, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign filed defamation lawsuits against three of the country’s most prominent news organizations: the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN. Then it filed another suit against a somewhat lower-profile news organization: northern Wisconsin’s […]

  • The time is now, cable news
    by Jeff Jarvis on June 29, 2020 at 11:23 am

    I wrote this in preparation for joining Pete Dominick on his podcast today to talk about the need to schedule a daily show in prime time. Then the Wall Street Journal reported that Joy Reid would finally take over Chris Matthews’ 7 p.m. time slot on MSNBC. As of the moment, nothing is official. So Pete and I went The post The time is now, cable news appeared first on BuzzMachine.

  • Journalism school: Why now?
    by Jeff Jarvis on June 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Some of our amazing, innovative Social Journalism alumni from the Newmark J-School at CUNY are holding a Zoom call tonight to talk about the program and the work they’ve done because of it. Given the state of the nation — and world — we have seen an upsurge in interest in #SocialJ and so we’ve just reopened admissions for The post Journalism school: Why now? appeared first on BuzzMachine.

  • Taking Trump at his word
    by Jon Allsop on August 3, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    In September 2016, Salena Zito, who was then covering voters in The Heartland, wrote of the then-candidate Donald Trump, in a column for The Atlantic: “the press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally.” The phrase quickly slipped into Trumplore. Trump allies, such as Peter Thiel, invoked it

  • It is possible to compete with the New York Times. Here’s how.
    by Tony Haile on July 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Meredith Kopit Levien, who was named the new CEO of the New York Times last week, has six million subscribers, almost $700 million in cash in the bank, and a singular insight that underpins the Times’ path forward: the average number of news subscriptions a news subscriber will have is one.  Local publishers may not