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).
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).
In 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.
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.
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.