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Story from The Listening Post – “Reporting labour in the US media” (2017)

August 29th, 2017 · No Comments

  Report from Al Jazeera English’s Listening Post media criticism program. Produced and reported by Will Yong, and released Aug. 27, 2017. With Michelle Chen, Mike Elk, Cora Lewis, and Christopher Martin. (9:37)

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Tags: Christopher R. Martin · Cora Lewis · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Listening Post · Michelle Chen · Mike Elk · Politics · Television News · Will Yong · Working Class

An Open Letter to Iowa Republican Legislators

February 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Let me introduce myself. I’m Chris Martin, a professor at the University of Northern Iowa. Please let me disabuse you of the notion that I worked just a couple hours today and spent the rest of the time sipping chardonnay. I’m like most Iowans. I work a lot (faculty members at my university average 52-54 […]

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Tags: Bill Dix · Iowa Board of Regents · Journalism · Labor News · Universities · University of Northern Iowa · Walt Rogers · Working Class

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