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September 30, 2005

Friday, September 30, 2005

The New Orleans Times Picayune launches its own portraits of grief. The problem? Finding the people who remember the dead. Also, an Al-Jazeera reporter is convicted of collaborating with al-Qaeda.


September 23, 2005

Friday, September 23, 2005

The future of television networks (here's a hint, the programs are more valuable than the pipes.) And, the future ON television: a new series puts the star of "Earth Girls Are Easy" in the Oval Office so we can all sit back and get used having a woman in the ...


September 16, 2005

Friday, September 16, 2005

Senate confirmation hearings as theater, a historical review. And, why some reporters can’t stay in the war, while others can’t stay away.


September 9, 2005

Friday, September 09, 2005

How the politics of Katrina play in the foreign press, and an argument over a word: refugees. Plus a displaced critic reviews 50 years of New Orleans on the big screen, and the golden anniversary of a record-breaking book called Guinness.


September 2, 2005

Friday, September 02, 2005

Fantasy sports and virtual financial markets, what happens when the worlds of reality and make-believe collide? And, thoughts on the coverage of Katrina.


August 26, 2005

Friday, August 26, 2005

New efforts by Google to take over the world! Plus, famous authors who auction their characters’ names, for charity. And, a fresh take on the old museum audio guide


August 19, 2005

Friday, August 19, 2005

The press grapples with politics and the mom. Also the pullout from Gaza, as seen from both sides of the divide.


August 12, 2005

Friday, August 12, 2005

The FCC wanted advice on broadcast indecency, so it put a Christian crusader on the payroll. Plus, The Daily Show's endless search for chumps


August 5, 2005

Friday, August 05, 2005

We dust off a 60-year old case of wartime censorship. Also a quick history of American media since the revolution.


July 29, 2005

Friday, July 29, 2005

Why the Bush administration has given the "war on terror" a new name. Plus, media dispatches from Africa, Haiti and Ukraine.


July 22, 2005

Friday, July 22, 2005

The language of the Supreme Court and more!


July 15, 2005

Friday, July 15, 2005

signs of Achill: the Cleveland Plain Dealer decides not to print a story because of the Valerie Plame case.


July 8, 2005

Friday, July 08, 2005

A wrangle over confidential sources ends with one reporter in jail. Was it worth it? Plus, OTM critiques three major newspapers' takes on the issue of class.


July 2, 2005

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Two journalistic sinners who took different paths to reportorial redemption.


July 1, 2005

Friday, July 01, 2005

Two journalistic sinners who took different paths to reportorial redemption.


June 24, 2005

Friday, June 24, 2005

Two journalistic sinners who took different paths to reportorial redemption. Plus, observing the twists and turns in the political dance of Rupert Murdoch and Hillary Clinton.


June 10, 2005

Friday, June 10, 2005

The Los Angeles Times re-imagines the editorial so now you too can be the voice of the paper. Plus, what zombie movies tell us about our inner selves.


June 3, 2005

Friday, June 03, 2005

The brave new world of open source programming: why it pays to give it away. Also, regional broadcasting worked in the Arab world, but failed in Africa. Can Latin America pull it off?


May 27, 2005

Friday, May 27, 2005

When is it okay to show graphic war photos?


May 20, 2005

Friday, May 20, 2005

Globalization. Can individual nations control the information flow in a wired world? Or, should a global community govern the net?