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FACE IT: Remember Privacy?

So a wealthy husband named Bruce recently took out a large ad in The Los Angeles Times to apologize to his wife, Trudy. He had apparently been "gaslighting" the poor woman for months, telling others -- and making her believe -- that she was mentally ill. Show More Summary

Why Does Trump Get More TV News Face-Time Than Hillary? She's Out There Campaigning, Too.

Is it just me or does it appear that most media coverage, not only Fox News, covers Donald Trump a lot more directly than it does Hillary Clinton? Yes, it's true Trump's pugnacious style and fact deprived pronouncements, not to mention outright lies, provide fodder for ratings that news organizations need to survive. Show More Summary

Trump And The White Working-Class: Are The Media Telling The Whole Story?

Is Donald Trump the exclusive darling of the American white working-class? The mass media has presented an image that angry white workers, suffering from the loss of manufacturing jobs, hostile and fearful of immigrants and blacks next door, entirely define the Trump constituency. Show More Summary

In The Name Of Optics, Beltway Press Renews Its War On The Clinton Foundation

This Sunday's New York Times front page delivered a curious pair of campaign bookends when the newspaper presented what it framed as problematic reports for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In the Trump dispatch, the Times detailed...Show More Summary

Understanding Trump's Use of Language

Note: This is a follow-up to my previous piece, "Understanding Trump." Please read that piece first.) The Responsible Reporter's Problem Responsible reporters in the media normally transcribe political speeches so that they can accurately report them. Show More Summary

A changing media: Crisis or opportunity?

This is an excerpt from my chapter for Don't Dream It's Over: Reimagining journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, a collaborative title exploring the past, present and future of journalism in New Zealand, commissioned and compiled by the good people at Freerange Press. Show More Summary

Ahmed Naji: 6 Months of Detention Is 6 Months Too Many

(This piece was originally posted on Medium on May 16, 2016; it has been slightly adapted) Today marks six months since Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji was sentenced to two years in prison on the charge of “harming public morality” forShow More Summary

Engaged Voters Are Internet-Connected Voters

Though the Digital Divide is decreasing in certain groups, one stark division remains: states with the lowest number of internet users often have low voter turnouts. According to a recent report from, Wisconsin,...Show More Summary

How John McLaughlin Blew Up Television Talk Shows

Thirty-four years ago, a former Jesuit priest threw an incendiary device into the world of televised political talk shows. He was John McLaughlin, host of "The McLaughlin Group," who has died at the age of 89. Until McLaughlin exploded of the scene, it was all rather sedate. Show More Summary

Trump's Crocodile Contrition And The Cynicism Of A Political Pivot

If, like me, you think that a President Trump would be (not to coin a phrase) a total disaster, Hillary Clinton's widening lead in the polls gave you about five minutes to breathe easier, until Trump replaced his campaign chairman with...Show More Summary

How I Got There: Evan Davis

Evan Davis is an economist, author and presenter for the BBC. Davis joined the BBC in 1993 as a general economics correspondent for news programmes. He then served as economics editor at Newsnight from 1997 to 2001, before going on to become the BBC economics editor. Show More Summary

No, Peter Thiel Didn't Win Any War Against 'Outing' -- And He Never Will

Billionaire PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel succeeded in destroying Gawker. But if he believes that he's done anything to stop the reporting on public figures' sexual orientation -- and he has couched his crusade against Gawker, backing...Show More Summary

What The Media Isn't Telling You About Clinton and Trump's Shared Conflict Of Interest

This column was originally published by Unless you've somehow succeeded in living off the grid for the past year and a half, you've no doubt heard about the massive economic conflicts of interest Donald Trump and Hillary...Show More Summary

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Trump Hires Breitbart Stooge, Plus Roger Ailes Is Taking Over Trump’s Debate Prep

Today’s topics include: Let Trump Be Trump; Trump Hires Breitbart Stooge to Run His Campaign; Roger Ailes Taking Over Trump’s Debate Prep; Who is Steve Bannon; Trump’s Lawyer Denies the Polls on CNN; Screw Intelligence; Trump is Mr.Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's Gauntlet: Emerging Trouble Spots and the Trump Turnaround

Hillary Clinton has a very challenging gauntlet to run in order to win a presidential race that so many in the media imagine to be in the bag. Despite all the advantages she has had the past two months, including endless screw-ups by...Show More Summary

"The New Trump"? Or is Character Destiny? (See "The New Nixon")

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Trump begins the week with the WSJ urging the RNC to cut him loose if he can't turn around his floundering campaign by Labor Day...and ends it with the Bannon-Manafort shuffle. Cooke & Lamarche laugh off the chance he can stop scratching his attention-getting-disorder itch. Show More Summary

Chris Hedges And Robert Scheer Assess The Merits Of A Life Of Virtue In A World For Careerists

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence” on KCRW, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer speaks with Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges about the rewards of Hedges’ unorthodox career as a minister and journalist covering the disintegration...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Auto Firms Get 4x ROI From Addressable TV Ads, Experian Says

The possibility to target individual viewers ad households, through the medium that, previously, reached only mass audiences, is slowly emerging. So-called "addressable" TV is today deployed in roughly 45m to 50m US homes, accordingShow More Summary

Trouble in Rio de Janeiro

By now every casual sports fan in the world has heard about the so-called "swimmer scandal" that occurred at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Briefly, very briefly, this is what happened (or may have happened, or is said to have happened, or very possibly didn't happen). Olympic champion Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. Show More Summary

Move Over TV Ad Giants, Digital Video Is Taking Over The Kingdom

(This post is co-authored with Pau Suris, advertising filmmaker under the moniker "Pensacola" and video innovator specialized in Millennials and the Z Generation.) It's about time we accept it: our media landscape is changing faster than a marketing campaign can. Show More Summary

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