Category Archives: Chapter 6

Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

After an end of the semester break – we are back. With all new questions! Is this the changing of the guard? MSNBC on top, Fox on bottom No probably not. But it is no longer automatic that Fox News … Continue reading

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And now you know… the rest of the story

Followup to several stories we’ve been talking about here: No Kidding! United dragging report: “Our review shows that many things went wrong that day.”  United had a terrible few days a couple of weeks ago when they ended up having airport … Continue reading

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What do we talk about when we talk about fake news – Part 3

This is the final day of sequentially posting a paper I’m giving at the Western Social Science Association.  Instead of being in the form of a traditional academic paper, I’m going to post it in HTML with links to many of … Continue reading

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What do we talk about when we talk about fake news? Part 2

Over three days I’m sequentially posting a paper I’m giving at the Western Social Science Association.  Instead of being in the form of a traditional academic paper, I’m going to post it in HTML with links to many of the … Continue reading

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What do we talk about when we talk about fake news? Part 1

Over the next three days I’m going to be sequentially posting a paper I’m giving at the Western Social Science Association.  Instead of being in the form of a traditional academic paper, I’m going to post it in HTML with … Continue reading

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High School Journalism Students in Pittsburg, Kansas Take Down High School Principal With Questionable Credentials

Pittsburg, Kansas is not a city that shows up much in the national media. Before this week, there had only been about four mentions of the city in the Washington Post over the last decade.  One was when Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James … Continue reading

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What did Rachel Maddow do to Upset So Many People with Trump’s Tax Return?

Last night on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow and her guest, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, revealed the front two pages of President Trump’s 2005 tax return.  The reveal had been promoted on the network and via social media for … Continue reading

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If a news story punches all your buttons – it probably isn’t so…

You know how you’ve always been warned about being careful when something seems too good to be true? That’s never more the case than when you see a story online and say to yourself, “YES! This is exactly how I … Continue reading

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Washington Post adopts new nameplate slogan – Democracy Dies in Darkness

I’m not sure how long it’s been up, but I noticed it this morning. And I think it’s the most distinctive newspaper motto since the New York Times adopted “All the news that’s fit to print.” The new motto has been … Continue reading

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Real Radicals Part II – I.F. Stone’s Weekly

I had a strange journey through the wilds of the radical and protest movements of the 1960s and 70s yesterday morning that I had not anticipated taking. Here’s part 2 of that journey. Radical journalist I.F. Stone was an investigative journalist who … Continue reading

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