a blog of news and journalism criticism

mediacrit header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'Labor News'

“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 […]

[

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

Zuccotti Park – Safe and Completely Empty

January 12th, 2012 · No Comments

On December 27, 2011, it was a damp but impressively warm (high of 57 degrees, way above normal) in New York.  The streets in the financial district were packed with tourists at the World Trade Center site to see the new buildings rising, and shoppers filled the nearby Century 21 department store, picking over the […]

[

Tags: International News · Labor News · Occupy Wall Street · Politics

Manipulating the Public Agenda: Why ACORN Was in the News, and What the News Got Wrong

September 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A study by Christopher R. Martin, Ph.D. and Peter Dreier, Ph.D. Using the controversy over ACORN as a case study, this report illustrates the way the media help set the agenda for public debate, and frame the way that debate is shaped. It describes how “opinion entrepreneurs” (primarily business and conservative groups […]

[

Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Elections · Internet · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Public Relations · Television News

Greenwashing Dirty Coal

April 25th, 2008 · No Comments

The Courier\'s \"Go Green\" tabloid
It happened again. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier had a special “green” tabloid section in their Sunday, April 20 newspaper, with big full-page ad by LS Power. After doing the same thing last year, it appears that Courier is operating in an irony-free zone where “green” and “coal-fired power plant” can mean the same thing.

[

Tags: Environment · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Television News