PBS is what I grew up on. My grandparents and I would watch the PBS Newshour every day when I was a teen. They told me because it was publicly funded, it was the most neutral compared to cable. And maybe it was the style, maybe it was the stories themselves, but I believed it. […]Read More How can you call it public broadcasting when it’s privately funded?
The words “fake news” are used so frequently nowadays to a point where the meaning has been lost. At any hint of disagreement, people will shout the phrase, sometimes jokingly. But that’s what it’s become, a joke. The problem with that is people cannot identify actual fake news. When people hear the words they don’t […]Read More Falsifying information leads to extreme consequences
While I don’t agree with much that Matthew Drudge says, at the root, there’s some things I appreciate about the Drudge Report. Matthew Drudge at times is the fastest at reporting the important news. Because of this, all outlets, independents and conglomerates, are checking his page daily. An article from Salon quotes a book written by […]Read More Drudge is the best and the worst parts about Independent Media
Mayhill Fowler is an independent known by many. She made a name for herself by constantly covering the campaign trail, most notably the 2008 election. In her coverage, there were times she was criticized for questionable ethics, most notably the “scandals” she sparked surrounding then presidential nominee Barack Obama and former president Bill Clinton. While […]Read More Why do we blame journalists for what others say?
David Weinberger’s article discusses the line drawn between journalism and activism. He writes that in the modern age, objectivity is not simply showing both sides. “Articles that strive only to be in the middle — moving from one hand to the other in an effort to be nicely balanced — end up going nowhere.” This is […]Read More Yes, biases exist, let’s admit them and move on
Dave Zirin came to Ithaca College not to talk about his books or his success, but rather to inform. When he got on the stage, he said “the point of this talk is to target the die hard sports fans, the casual sports fans, and those who don’t care, and hopefully teach them something.” One […]Read More Dave Zirin says independents are key for the future of sports journalism
Jeff Cohen’s article on George Seldes began by calling Seldes America’s greatest press critic and boy was he ever. There was no one more influential in the media at the time than George Seldes. Year after year it seemed as though Seldes was striking down government lies to protect the average citizen. He did this by choosing […]Read More George Seldes taught us how to fight “The man”
An article posted in the New York Times spoke of a scene of a Egyptian man Khaled Said being beaten to death by two police officers. His crime? He had evidence that would reveal police corruption. It’s no surprise that this was swept under the rug by the Egyptian government, those in power always want to shut […]Read More How the internet can spark change
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