Whoever controls the media controls the mind.

  • That time Brooke met Rosanne Cash
    by WNYC Studios on January 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Rosanne's Cash's new album features 10 new songs, all written and co-written by Cash, that find her "speaking out and looking inward" (The Boston Globe) from a uniquely female perspective. It features contributions from Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, Colin Meloy and Sam Phillips, plus three extra tracks that appear on the deluxe edition of the record. The album's title track was just named one of the Top 5 songs of 2018 by The New York Times.  She sat […]

  • Everything Is Fake
    by WNYC Studios on January 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    On Thursday, President Trump flew down to McAllen, Texas to push his pro-wall, anti-immigrant narrative. This week, On the Media examines how the community tells a more welcoming story about the border — and a dogged presidential fact-checker joins us to pick apart the Oval Office address. Plus, how some progressives used Russian election interference tactics against a right-wing senate campaign. Also, is everything online fake?  1. Lorenzo Zazueta […]

  • The kids are alright. Grandpa’s the problem.
    by Jeff Jarvis on January 10, 2019 at 1:38 am

    NYU and Princeton professors just released an important study that took a set of fake news domains identified by BuzzFeed’s Craig Silverman and others and asked who shares them on Facebook. They found that: Sharing so-called fake news appears to be rare. “The vast majority of Facebook users in our data” —more than 90 %— […] The post The kids are alright. Grandpa’s the problem. appeared first on BuzzMachine. […]

  • Hot Trump. Cool @aoc.
    by Jeff Jarvis on January 6, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    I’ve been rereading a lot of Marshall McLuhan lately and I’m as confounded as ever by his conception of hot vs. cool media. And so I decided to try to test my thinking by comparing the phenomena of Donald Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at this millennial media wendepunkt, as text and television give way to the […] The post Hot Trump. Cool @aoc. appeared first on BuzzMachine. […]

  • Q&A: New York’s Adam Moss talks moving on from his 15-year home
    by Andrew McCormick on January 16, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    On Tuesday, New York magazine Editor in Chief Adam Moss announced plans to step down this March. The move follows 15 years at the magazine’s helm for Moss, during which he oversaw rapid growth in both coverage and readership, as well as the introduction of popular verticals like Vulture and The Cut. Moss’s career in […]

  • The future of the #SlatePitch in Trump’s world
    by David Uberti on January 16, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    When Jacob Weisberg departed from his perch as chairman of the Slate Group in October, he was nudged during an exit interview into giving something of a eulogy for the proverbial #SlatePitch. The impish liberal contrarianism that had long defined the site—maybe to an unfair extent—felt a bit too glib in the face of President […]