Newsroom of The New York TimesThe newspaper industry has always been cyclical, and the industry has weathered previous troughs. Television 's arrival in the s began the decline of newspapers as most people's source of daily news. But the explosion of the Internet in the s increased the range of media choices available to the average reader while further cutting into newspapers' dominance as the source of news. Television and the Internet both bring news to the consumer faster and in a more visual style than newspapers, which are constrained by their physical format and their physical manufacturing and distribution.
Teresainspired by Jane Smiley: Bush is to public discourse as Three Card Monte is to card game. Buck Batard is always asking for frugality - so, I guess you can't get more frugal than free. In commentsHP points to more sources for antique music.
All of which should serve as a potent reminder--as if, in an age marked by the bloody rise of theologically inspired politics in the Islamic world, we needed a reminder--that the strict separation of politics and religion is a rare, precious, and fragile achievement, one of America's most sublime achievements, and we should do everything in our power to preserve it.
It is a large part of what makes America worth living in.
He's also got a link up to Molly Ivins on Newspaper suicide and to Jonathan Chait on the administration's criminal negligence on homeland security.
And, no, I don't know why Eric thinks Michael Kinsley is brilliant, either. And his own sum-up of that little red blogger embarrassment at the WaPo.
Prairie Weather presents some conversation about Bush's over-reach. This morning's New York Times has even more proof that Bush and Blair knowingly lied us into unnecessary warand Digby looks to be in sorrow and anger both at one more reminder of what has been done by these Small Stupid Men.
Bill Moyers on A Time for Heresy: This is the heresy of our time - to wrestle with the gods who guard the boundaries of this great nation's promise, and to confront the medicine men in the woods, twirling their bullroarers to keep us in fear and trembling.
For the greatest heretic of all is Jesus of Nazareth, who drove the money changers from the temple in Jerusalem as we must now drive the money changers from the temples of democracy.
Murrow's television crusade against McCarthy's serial abuse of the public trust-could have come up with the disgustingly misleading radio ads now attacking Sen.
And only the chickenhearted-or those henpecked by consultants-would fail to back up this courageous figure. At Through the Looking Glass: While I was away, George W. Bush proclaimed himself dictator. That's not a joke, and it's not an exaggeration.
Or maybe he crowned himself king. West Wing Story - the Heretik dances us through the play. Mike the Corpuscle writes a letter to God. Okay, so I didn't give Deborah Howell my traditional ombudslashing yesterday. This is partly because most of us had already given a good going-over to the same GOP talking point before Howell got around to itand partly because someone else already did it for me - only I got distracted and forgot to post it.
A reader accuses Washington Post journalists of siding with Goldstein - er, terrorists - and Deborah Howell doesn't think, this man is either demented or trying to manipulate me.This part of the ashio-midori.com web site looks into the issue of mainstream media in the United States.
What are the forces and factors affecting what gets reported and what doesn’t, how issues are presented and so on. Eric Alterman's New Yorker piece on the future of the newspaper business appears at first to be nothing more than the ,th story on the imminent demise of print media.
But along the way. I close my eyes, every day. Riverbend faces Uncertainty: We sat drinking tea, mulling over the possibilities. It confirmed what has been obvious to Iraqis since the beginning - the Iraqi security forces are actually militias allied to religious and political parties.
Giving Up the Ghost of Objective Journalism 'Fair and balanced' was a midth century marketing tool and really, a confabulation of the times.
A free list of college scholarships in a scholarship directory format. Educational scholarships for students going to college. Eric Alterman is a Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and Professor of Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
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