The media are not always an activist’s friend

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Activists have always had conflicts with media.

Where is Fred Friendly, now that we really need him?

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What 2015’s class of political reporters could learn from Edward Murrow’s colleague.

Calls for calm in Baltimore ignore the language of the unheard

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Our politicians and pundits are appropriating the rhetoric of peace to preserve their sordid status quo.

US Senate revokes press credential of SCOTUSblog because, old men

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SCOTUSblog is owned by a law firm that argues before the Supreme Court on behalf of its clients.

AP, Reuters tell reporters to keep stories under 500 words

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Does size really matter for an increasingly online, and mobile, audience?

No one cares about the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

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And that’s a problem.

Safe Surf: As Russia cracks down on bloggers, a primer on how to surf more safely

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As Russia cracks down on bloggers (and the media), let’s have a chat about how to more safely surf the Web.

Russians say renegade TV host is “misled,” try to ship her off to Crimea

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RT issued a statement saying correspondent Abby Martin was “misled by American mainstream media.”

3 deaths and a missing reporter – all with ties to finance and Wall Street investigations

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All of the finance firms they worked for are under investigation for serious financial fraud.

LOL live-tweets from reporters on the disaster greeting them in Sochi

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“My Sochi water doesn’t work unless I have my keycard in to turn the lights on.”

Obama helped cause the NSA leaks by refusing reforms

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Snowden considered leaking NSA docs but held off, hoping Obama would reform the system. His optimism didn’t last.

Jon Stewart is unhappy with cable news’ coverage of the DC Navy Yard shooting (video)

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I disagree. A comparison of the Trayvon Martin story to the death of Glee star Corey Monteith is illustrative.

Joel Silberman, ace progressive media trainer

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Interview with Joel Silberman, actor & singer, who has media-trained the best that our side has to offer.
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