Media Literacy/Bias

CJR web editors resign, protesting crippling budget cuts

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Two top editors quit CJRDaily.org after the dean of Columbia University’s Journalism School told them he was cutting the site’s budget nearly in half.

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Behind the media's Gazan blind spot

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As the Israeli war on Lebanon continues to dominate world headlines, Israel's ongoing war against Gaza seems to be taking place in a relative media blind spot.

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Reporters Without Borders linked to right-wing funder

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International Republican Institute Grants Uncovered: Reporters Without Borders and Washington's Coups

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Media activists use "press stakeout" to put tough questions before Israeli ambassador

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Israel's ambassador to the United States, Daniel Ayalon, was questioned last Sunday in Washington DC as part of a press stakeout. Sam Husseini of the Institute for Public Accuracy was there to ask the tough questions. He grilled Ayalon on Israel's targeting of civilians and use of cluster bombs in Lebanon, Israel's nuclear arsenal and its lack of adherence to United Nations Security Council resolutions.

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And now, it's 'Reutersgate'

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Right-wing bloggers bray as a Reuters photographer is caught tarting up an image.

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Time-Warner cable channel silences debate in NY Senate race

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NY1 Refuses to allow Clinton challenger Tasini in television primary debate

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Bitch Magazine co-founder gets the NYT Sunday Magazine treatment

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Ever notice how most major corporate media outlets seem to care about the supposed trivialization of feminism primarily when they are attacking progressive feminist activists for prioritizing issues or ideas deemed unimportant by the media elite — yet these same outlets rarely call conservative, antifeminist activists, politicians or business leaders to task for actively campaigning against women’s rights causes?

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Being a TV expert means never having to say you're sorry

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Being right got Phil Donahue kicked off the air. Being right-wing keeps "experts" on the air--and protected from criticism.

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey