Max Forte on Israeli Penetration of the American Media

Posted by on August 29th, 2010
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Israeli Penetration of the American Media: Documents Released

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte

Internal documents from an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and Senate Foreign Relations Committee, finding that millions of dollars from Israel were used to plant stories in the U.S. media, especially The Atlantic Magazine. These documents were released to the national archive and provided by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy. The main body at the focus of the documents is the American Zionist Council, parent of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Female readership trends require training women journalists in computer programming

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Stefanie Chernow
Women are underrepresented in both the creation and consumption of newspapers, but this trend is changing fast. The statistics are slowly rising of news consumption by women, especially concerning electronic media. A recent study by ComScore released data suggesting that women stay online longer than men and spend their time chatting and purchasing goods and services. “They’re embracing the internet in a way that men are not,” says a spokesperson from ComScore.

How Metadata Can Eliminate the Need for Pay Walls

from MediaShift

You have to admire his chutzpah. Rupert Murdoch, the so-called nemesis of public interest news, is now being hailed by some as its potential savior. Sick and tired of people reading his news outlets for free online, Murdoch has erected pay walls around his sites (or some of them at least).

Pew Research reports on negative news coverage

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Stefanie Chernow

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Pew Research Center Logo.pngIn a recent Pew Research report concerning news coverage of different demographics, Muslims and low Social Economic Standing groups are portrayed too negatively in the media. Negative coverage of the black and hispanic communities trail closely behind.

Experts Weigh Pros and Cons of Social Media

from MediaShift

OurBlook.com has been conducting an ongoing interview series on the current and future role of journalism and social media. In previous posts for PBS MediaShift, I shared some of the insights we’ve gathered about the future of journalism, and the skills that will be required of future journalists.

10 Ways to Make Video a More Interactive Experience

from MediaShift

I love my iPad. One of the reasons I love it is that it’s a great device for watching video. Some mainstream media integrate video very nicely into their iPad applications. However, it seems that all this slickness comes at a price: The conversation with the people formerly known as the audience is often non-existent. It seems that the potentially-messy-but-genuine conversation with
the community is being shifted to Facebook and Twitter.

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