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December 9, 2005

Friday, December 09, 2005

Katrina journalism, Iraqi campaigning, and, The War on The War on Christmas.


December 2, 2005

Friday, December 02, 2005

The hidden world of Iraq war psy-ops, and Googlezon – a vision of the brave new media world.


November 25, 2005

Friday, November 25, 2005

Almost three years into the war in Iraq and the debate over whether to go into that war is raging in the media. Why now? And, putting a new head on Beer.


November 18, 2005

Friday, November 18, 2005

The earthquake in Pakistan vanished from the headlines after barely a week. If thousands more die because no one is paying attention, are the media to blame? Also, malfeasance at the CPB.


November 11, 2005

Friday, November 11, 2005

Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller talks about Scooter Libby, weapons of mass destruction, and her former colleagues at the Times. Plus, the other leak


November 4, 2005

Friday, November 04, 2005


October 28, 2005

Friday, October 28, 2005

The vast lawless frontier of cyberspace needs governing, but whose job is it? We'll look at who rules the internet now, and who used to.


October 21, 2005

Friday, October 21, 2005

Serious self-analysis at the New York Times, and Katrina leaves an odd alliance of broadcasters in its wake.


October 14, 2005

Friday, October 14, 2005

A conversational presidential video conference with soldiers that needed a rehearsal and more...


October 7, 2005

Friday, October 07, 2005

A federal judge recently ordered the Defense Department to release a second batch of photos from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison The wave of exodus: journalists from Iraq, Howard Stern from terrrestrial radio, and much more.


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.