Tag Archives: C-SPAN

Watching the Inauguration

In my book, Mass Communication: Living in a Media World, I present “The seven truths ‘they’ don’t want you to know about the media.” These are essentially the seven thesis statements of the book, but that sounds so boring, so … Continue reading

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Leaving the mainstream to watch political conventions

I like media that matches my political point of view as much as the next guy, but when there is an important event or speech going on, my preferred channel is C-SPAN.  And increasingly, I prefer to watch C-SPAN online … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13 – Supreme Court rules that FCC fines for language, nudity were given without proper notice

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that broadcasters did not have to pay fines levied by the FCC for fleeting expletives or brief nudity because the FCC had not provided sufficient warning that there would be penalties. The court had … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 12 – Edward L. Bernays – The Father of Spin

Not all the history of Edward L. Bernays, one of the founders of modern public relations, is complimentary and positive.  In 1998, Boston Globe reporter Larry Tye wrote a biography of Bernays titled The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays … Continue reading

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Three Degrees Separation: Jon Huntsman to Ron Paul to Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus

How can we connect Jon Huntsman to Ridley Scott’s  Alien prequel Prometheus in just three steps?  Well, it takes some serious stretching, but it can be done. Follow the tortured logic: Step 1: A New Hampshire based anti-Jon Huntsman ad is circulating … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 1 – Interview with Neil Postman

In this interview, C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb talks with Prof. Neil Postman about his book Amusing Ourselves to Death.

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Link Ch. 14 – NY Times Ombudsman – Q&A with Clark Hoyt

C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb talks with Clark Hoyt, former ombudsman for the New York Times: “Clark Hoyt talked about his career in newspapers and the state of journalism. He recently finished a three-year stint as public editor of the New York Times. … Continue reading

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Great Journalism Myths – Q&A with W. Joseph Campbell

NOTE: I’m going to be posting a host of C-SPAN Q&A interview programs today that deal with journalistic issues.  I’ll embed the video and provide a link back to the show in the C-SPAN Video library.  These are great programs … Continue reading

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John Hockenberry Interview from C-SPAN

This interview with journalist John Hockenberry is one of my favorites from C-SPAN’s old Booknotes series.  It’s now available through the C-SPAN video archives.  A great story about living with disability, and a great series of stories from an interesting … Continue reading

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