Category Archives: Media

On Snowden, The Guardian, the Public Attitudes toward Journalism

The seemingly overnight morphing from investigative journalist to partisan P.R. practitioner may be the underlying journalism ‘back story’ behind the headline-grabbing National Security Agency ‘leak’ … or, as some prefer, ‘whistle blowing.’

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What Makes Climate Communicator George Marshall Tick?

Who is George Marshall? And why is he devoting his life to getting people around the world to talk in new ways about climate change?

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National Climate Assessment: Plenty of Grist for the Media Mill

A first draft of the Congressionally mandated ‘National Climate Assessment’ offers plenty of material for informing audiences about climate impacts, even as it undergoes further revisions heading toward an early 2014 final report.

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Roundup: How U.S. Media Are Covering the German Rush for Renewables

Two competing narratives emerge in a tale of an industrial giant going green.

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A Partial Eclipse of Earth News — by Boston Marathon Bombings

Saturation media coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings crowded-out environmental and other news stories, again raising questions about how Americans — and their media — assess risk.

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2013 ‘State of’ Report Describes Continuing Woes of Journalism

Report details another year of declining hard-news audience numbers and shrinking newsroom staffs — with P.R. supplanting real news in more and more cases. ‘And that’s the way it is,’ the late Walter Cronkite might lament in regarding today’s news [...]

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Ongoing 'NewsHour' Coverage to Continue

Snowfall, Winter Sports Concludes PBS ‘NewsHour’ Climate Series

A year-long PBS ‘NewsHour’ series on climate change comes to a smooth landing in a piece dealing with issues facing winter sports interests. PBS says coverage of climate change won’t end here.

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