Whoever controls the media controls the mind.

  • The Right-Wing Web Goes to the White House
    by WNYC Studios on July 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    On this show, we’ve often observed that what happens online rarely stays online. In the age of Pizzagate, Trump tweets and Wiki Leaks data dumps, it is obvious that conversations online increasingly dominate, even define, our politics — a fact demonstrated yet again last Thursday when the president invited his favorite online trolls, memers and political operatives to clink champagne glasses in the White House and discuss an alleged anti-conservative […]

  • Uncomfortably Numb
    by WNYC Studios on July 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Migrants in detention centers, another assault allegation against the President, and the start to a potentially devastating hurricane season… On this week’s On the Media, how painful news might be making America numb. And, why sometimes it’s okay to tune out. Plus, what Jeffrey Epstein's arrest teaches us about the Q-Anon conspiracy theory.  1. Max Read [@max_read],writer and editor at New York Magazine, on the partial fulfillment of a […]

  • News Publishers Go To War With the Internet — and We All Lose
    by Jeff Jarvis on June 10, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Around the world, news industry trade associations are corruptly cashing in their political capital — which they have because their members are newspapers, and politicians are scared of them — in desperate acts of protectionism to attack platform companies. The result is a raft of legislation that will damage the internet and in the end hurt everyone, including journalists […] The post News Publishers Go To War With the […]

  • Regulating the net is regulating us
    by Jeff Jarvis on May 31, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Here are three intertwined posts in one: a report from inside a workshop on Facebook’s Oversight Board; a follow-up on the working group on net regulation I’m part of; and a brief book report on Jeff Kosseff’s new and very good biography of Section 230, The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet. Facebook’s Oversight Board Last […] The post Regulating the net is regulating us appeared first on BuzzMachine. […]

  • Letters to the Editor, re: Report for America’s progress
    by The Editors on July 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    In May, CJR published a report from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, entitled, ‘Can Report for America build trust in local news? A view from two communities.’ Report for America’s president and co-founder, Steve Waldman, responded to our authors’ findings in the letter printed below; we also gave the authors the opportunity to respond […]

  • MSNBC Public Editor: Finding a voice on Trump and the Squad
    by Maria Bustillos on July 18, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Before the House voted to condemn Donald Trump’s racist tweets on Tuesday, Republican Doug Collins of Georgia issued a formal objection to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s speech, based on the rules of decorum in Jefferson’s Manual of Parliamentary Practice, which prohibit hissing, coughing, and spitting in the chamber, as well as calling the president racist. Collins […]