The war of images took another step forward this month when the U.S. military announced the creation of its own YouTube channel. Army Major Armando Hernandez explains why the Pentagon is bringing the fight to the enemy and to the small screen.
The Iraq war is 4 years old, and the American body count still climbs. This week, Brave New Foundation launched the Iraq Veterans Memorial, an online tribute by friends and families of those killed. Jim Miller discusses memorialization in the YouTube age.
Way before the story of the fired U.S. attorneys hit the front pages, it was front and center on TPM Muckraker. The blog's reporter Paul Kiel describes how his site has mixed investigative reporting with the power of the reading masses to advance the story.
The Rwandan media were instrumental in stoking the genocidal violence that erupted in 1994. Since then, the government has proposed strict limits on what journalists can say. Attorney Enrique Armijo traveled to Rwanda to advise the government on its new media law.
Is Darfur, in fact, a genocide? How about Bosnia or Congo? Spiked editor Brendan O’Neill believes that the “G-word” has been politicized, and has become, in many cases, racist. He explains why he thinks the term does more harm than good.
Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of the disappearance of Argentinian investigative reporter Rodolfo Walsh. The military regime that killed him is gone, but the Dirty War’s legacy lives on in Argentina’s newsrooms. Rachel Hopkin reports from Buenos Aires.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Morse v. Frederick, or, as it’s more commonly known, Bong Hits 4 Jesus. That phrase is at the center of perhaps the most important student free speech case in 38 years. Student Press ...
McJob: an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects. That’s how the OED defines it, but McDonald’s is hoping to change that. While most proprietary eponyms are harmless, some seem to rankle their namesakes. Just ask Barbie.