Tag Archives: journalism

Indianapolis, when he was 9 years old

[…] He wants to tell us things: It is not the fittest who survive – it is merely those who happen to survive who survive. The earth is a ''fragile habitat'' that our big brains have failed to take care of. We must hope for flippers and beaks – or nothing at all. We are […]

Dubbing E.B. the boy

"I'm impressed that he was clearly African American, yet he stood at the helm at something as mainstream and significant as '60 Minutes' for all these years. "W.E.B. DuBois talked about the twoness of African Americans — to be American and to be black; well Ed Bradley experienced a threeness, if you will. He was […]

QotD: My First Gig

What was your very first job?  Submitted by Laurel. Newspaper – Morning Delivery From age 13 to 17, I delivered a tiny, uninfluential paper no one's ever heard of to between sixty and sixty-five doorsteps along a few streets south and west of the Forest Glen Metro station in Silver Spring, Md. My brother Erin […]

Josh Wolf

Josh Wolf at Vloggercon 2006

Full of passionate intensity

[…] Were pro-Israeli and pro-Arab viewers who were especially knowledgeable about the conflict immune from such distortions? Amazingly, it turned out to be exactly the opposite, Stanford psychologist Lee D. Ross said. The best-informed partisans were the most likely to see bias against their side. Ross thinks this is because partisans often feel the news […]

“Superman Returns”

Pretty savior-centric, sis. You WILL believe Jesus is magic. When I could, I focused on the media over the message. The kid with the cameraphone producing what Frank Langella-as-Perry White calls an "iconic" picture vs. poor Sam Huntington-as-Jimmy Olsen's vague blur-caps. Kevin Spacey-as-Lex Luthor's goons documenting the evil-that-they-do with video cameras. Kate Bosworth-as-Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial writer Lois Lane) clearly […]