Monthly Archives: March 2012

Glenn Beck's Online Bunker

From 2009 to 2011, Glenn Beck’s show on Fox, Glenn Beck, was the third most popular program on cable news, averaging over 2.2 million viewers a night. During his time at Fox, Beck received intense media scrutiny. Some of Beck’s … Continue reading

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EXTRA! EXTRA! Printed News on Capitol Hill!

My day started as it always did – straightening my already wilted collar and fixing my tie in the conference room mirror.  I was once again one of the first in the office and, as the intern, my first important … Continue reading

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Using Digital Platforms to Influence the Future of Obamacare

In case you haven't heard, the Supreme Court engaged in oral argument this past week to address the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a March 2010 act of a Democratic Congress that mandates that all individuals … Continue reading

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Define Local, please

What does local mean to you? Because as I researched local news over the past week I really only had one definition in mind – to me, local was only ever a term defined by geography and proximity. That is, … Continue reading

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Food for thought: Something close to news hegemony

The Times of India Group. They own 45 dailies and periodicals in 3 languages and 108 editions from 9 centres and a combined readership of over 40 million.. They are also the group that is most often accused of bias … Continue reading

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What's the value in local news? A look at the New Haven Independent

Before I came to Yale, I didn't realize there was such a thing as local news and newspapers. You see, I was raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - a sprawling metropolis with 6.3 million inhabitants in the city proper … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Paperbecause

The front page of today's New York Times features an ad for Paperbecause - a new campaign to encourage consumption of print media over digital media. The campaign is funded by Domtar, the largest freesheet  paper manufacturer and marketer in North America. … Continue reading

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Social Media Helps New Haven Rally for Trayvon Martin

Since Trayvon Martin’s murder on February 26th, an intense social media campaign over racial injustice, gun laws, and vigilantism has taken the internet by storm.  The African-American 17 year old was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, captain of Martin’s … Continue reading

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Election Special: Pre-election Media in a Post-war Context

In the US, new media forms are diverse - tablet magazines, tweets, and facebook, to name a few - and discussions abound about how they are changing our consumption of news and affecting politics. Yet two aspects of the new … Continue reading

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Out with the Old, and in with the New: the Unnecessary Social Media Trade-Off

It was a shock to both Penny Parker and Mike Littwin this past Wednesday when they found out they would soon be jobless. Parker, a business and social living columnist, and Littwin, an op-ed columnist, are both popular writers for The … Continue reading

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