SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Louis Menand
Politicians' success in demonizing and discrediting unfriendly news media threatens to undermine "the facts" as a shared social reality. Is anyone prepared to live in that world?
by Nicole Hemmer
It's necessary to consider the ethics and morality of consuming warfare as a spectator event, and to temper emotional reactions spurred by images of suffering with understanding of their context.
Today's concern with "disinformation" has roots in the postwar advertising industry, but do programs to fight it repeat faulty ideas about information and persuasion that admen created to persuade companies their ads would work?
by Steven Casey
Censorship, technological limitations, and competition with news from Europe in World War II made the early part of the Pacific theater a "shrouded war," but not for lack of effort by war journalists.
by Stephen Dando-Collins
Franklin Roosevelt took a novel approach to handling bad domestic and military news in 1943, amid stiff political opposition: showing the public the hard truth about the Pacific War.
A new book details how Ted Turner broke the rules of the news business (and occasionally good taste) to launch CNN.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Ben Smith
The news media can cover both stories — the central health story and the important political story — without conflating them.
SOURCE: Columbia Journalism Review
In media circles, the recent briefings have reignited a familiar Trump-era debate: should the networks carry them live?
SOURCE: Reynolds Journalism Institute
by Kathryn Palmer
Media historian Earnest Perry explains why journalists should put more history in the headlines.
Featuring historians Rebecca Goetz and Michael Guasco.
In 1968 violent events at home and aboard were broadcast in color on the television news, creating impacts that may have swayed the presidential election.
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