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Guns and Men in America

December 30th, 2014 · No Comments

There have been at least 70 mass shootings in the U.S. since 1982. If Americans think such shootings are more common now, it’s because they are. Nearly half of the 70 mass shootings have happened since 2006. What are the reasons?  Our news media respond with a number of possibilities: the easy availability of guns […]

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Marriage Equality in America: “Close to the Tipping Point”

June 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

A decade ago, most Americans would have never predicted that gay marriage would become commonplace and a much less controversial political issue in the U.S. today. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, after a court ruling. But, the majority of Americans were staunchly opposed to it. Just 41% of Americans […]

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Why Analyzing Labor Coverage Is Important

April 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

The Newspaper Guild/Communication Workers of America released Tuesday a summary report of their new “Labor & Unions in National TV Network News.” The CWA and Newspaper Guild funded the study directed by Federico Subervi of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Texas State University. The report is important. There is a big story […]

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Tags: Consumerism · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Newspapers · NPR · Occupy Wall Street · Politics · Television News · Working Class

News for the Consumer Class

April 1st, 2013 · No Comments

It is no surprise to readers of newspapers – or readers of this blog — that newspapers contain little coverage of labor and working-class economic issues. Although I’d hesitate to say there was ever a “golden era” of labor coverage, there was a time not too long ago when newspapers regularly reported on the activities of […]

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Tags: Consumerism · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Newspapers · Politics · Working Class