Tag Archives: newspapers

The Good News and Bad News on Student News Consumption

I asked my media literacy students this morning where they go for news.  And the results look pretty good to me.  Lots of local TV news and local newspapers. A number of them watch the Today Show (who knew the … Continue reading

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Looking back at the Unabomber and the Washington Post

What has been the lasting lesson of the Washington Post publishing the Unabomber’s manifesto? Twenty years ago the Washington Post published a long and rambling manifesto written by a terrorist known as the Unabomber.  The Unabomber said he would send another package … Continue reading

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Why Media Bias is Complicated

If you want to ever get involved in a no-win scenario argument about the media, start talking about media bias.  Critics on both the right and the left maintain that there is either a liberal or a conservative bias in … Continue reading

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Pre-class video: Joe Jackson singing “Sunday Papers”

Here’s Joe Jackson making a visit from the 1980s with his song “Sunday Papers.” Because we’re talking about newspapers today.

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

What do midwestern tabloid newspapers put on their covers when they are tired of snow and cold? Why, puppies, of course!!!  Is America facing a Velveeta shortage heading into the NFL playoff season? And if so, whatever will we do … Continue reading

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Using narrative and other techniques in depth reporting

I’m posting here the readings that I’m assigning to my Depth Reporting Students.  Why?  So they will be easy for my students to find and because these are great things for anyone interested in journalism to read: New York Times: … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Who has America’s oldest college newspaper? At least eight different papers claim the title.  Of course, each paper uses its own standard to determine the “oldest.”  (Thanks to College Media Matters from the Associated Collegiate Press) How sexist were ads … Continue reading

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“I have a dream…” Washington Post virtually ignored the speech 50 years ago

Today was the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered what is considered to be one of the great speeches of the 20th century, if not one of the best American speeches ever: And … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Washington Post Front Page

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos buys The Washington Post

The news started breaking on Twitter this afternoon that there was a big meeting coming up at at the Washington Post today.  Not long after word came that Amazon founder and space memorabilia collector Jeff Bezos had purchased the paper for … Continue reading

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