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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

“Job Killers” in the News: Allegations without Verification

June 16th, 2012 · No Comments

“…there’s a simple rule: You say it again, and you say it again, and you say it again…and about the time that you’re absolutely sick of saying it is about the time that your target audience has heard it for the first time.”[i] — Frank Luntz, Republican pollster   A comprehensive study analyzes the frequency […]

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Tags: Elections · Environment · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Politics

A Conservative Propagandist Returns to Attack NPR

March 20th, 2011 · No Comments

It is an article of faith with the political far right that the mainstream news media are, in the words of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the “lamestream media.” The conservatives are correct – the mainstream news media often are lame.  But, it’s not because the news media are liberal, which is the point of […]

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Tags: ACORN · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · NPR · Politics · Public Broadcasting

US News Media on Mubarak Speech: Picking the Soundbite, Missing the Point

February 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

The big news on Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak’s historic Feb. 1 televised speech, according to most U.S. news media,  is that he decided he would not run for reelection in September.  In Mubarak’s less-than-categorical words,  “I say in all honesty and regardless of the current situation that I did not intend to nominate myself for […]

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Tags: International News · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Politics