Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 15-21, 2014)

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014


Politics, media and the politics of media. PBS Loves Its ‘Roosevelts’—and Its Kochs, Too.” By Leslie Savan. Nation. September 20, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 8-14, 2014)

Monday, September 15th, 2014


PBS Self-Destructs; And what it means to viewers like you.” By Eugenia Williamson. Harper’s. September 12, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 11-17, 2014)

Monday, August 18th, 2014


Catholic Network Sets Up California Base; EWTN Looks to Branch Out With Newsroom on Campus of Former Crystal Cathedral.” By Tamara Audi. Wall Street Journal. August 11, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 28-August 2, 2014)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014


College Radio Changes Frequency; Stations Like WRAS in Atlanta and WRVU at Vanderbilt Lease Frequencies to Public Radio, Shifting From Experimental Music.” By Karishma Mehrotra. Wall Street Journal. August 1, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 14-20, 2014)

Monday, July 21st, 2014


Ford Foundation Executive to Lead Consumer Reports.” By Christine Haughney. New York Times. July 15, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 7-13, 2014)

Monday, July 14th, 2014


Pew Study Finds a Sharp Drop in Reporters at Statehouses; Pew Research Center Says 164 Statehouse Reporters Have Been Cut Since 2003.” By Christine Haughney. New York Times. July 11, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

Monday, July 7th, 2014


New NPR Chief, Jarl Mohn, Vows to Foster Diversity.” By Elizabeth Jensen. New York Times. June 30, 2014.

From Hobby Lobby to Climate Change: How the Media Enables the Right Wing’s Politicization of Science.” By Eric Alterman and Reed Richardson. Nation. July 3, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 9-15, 2014)

Monday, June 16th, 2014


The ‘Kony 2012′ Effect: Recovering From A Viral Sensation: A box brims with “Kony 2012″ posters at Invisible Children offices in March 2012. The group had to increase staff after the success of the film, but now it has a budget problem.” By Sam Sanders. Morning Edition/National Public Radio. June 14, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 19-25, 2014)

Monday, May 26th, 2014


NPR to end ‘Tell Me More’ program aimed at minorities, eliminate 28 positions.” By Paul Farhi. Washington Post. May 21, 2014.
Related stories:
NPR axes ‘Tell Me More,’ nixes 28 positions.” By Erik Wemple. Washington Post. May 21, 2014.
NPR Ending a Program With Focus on Diversity.New York Times. May 21 2014.
NPR to end ‘Tell Me More.’ lay off 28.” May 21, 2014.

New York: East Village Radio Signs Off.” By Jo Piazza. Wall Street Journal. May 23, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 28-May 4, 2014)

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014


A young economist wins a prize for his work on the economics of news and opinion.” No by-line. Economist. April 30, 2014.