More conservative media dominating D.C. landscape

Vendor boxes with Central Union Mission in background

Ten years ago, there were quite a few newspaper vending boxes in downtown Washington, D.C. Especially they congregated around the Washington Post headquarters near 15th and Massachusetts Avenue. Along 15th Street across from the Washington Post, and adjacent street corners, even offered free newspaper boxes. Newshounds could pick up their free copy of The Diplomat, Politico, The Hill, The Blade, […]

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Hyperlocalization of news killing messengers

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Note: This opinion-piece is not intended to be a perspective representative of any one group or collection of persons. There are dozens of ways conservative corporate media squelches independent news sources. It includes labeling real news as fake, giving respectable journalists a bad name, and trivializing journalism as a profession. Most journalists don’t set off to write fake news as […]

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Part 2: How much radiation from Fukushima Daiichi: Censorship of information leads to speculation

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The big question foremost on people’s minds with regard to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011 is how much radiation has leaked out of the plant into the environment? Unfortunately due to government secrecy and industry-protectionism, the quality of information is often filtered and the details obscured. According to the Greenpeace documentary video “Fukushima: Living with Disaster” much […]

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Ai Wei Wei Human Flow Reimagines Immigration

Refugees on road to Germany, Human Flow documentary

Ai Wei Wei’s latest art production is Human Flow, a documentary movie about what is termed as the biggest mass human migration since World War II—65 million people in 2015-2016 alone—when the film was produced. It officially opened on October 20, 2017. This documentary movie about the undocumented can be described as opulent in its portrayal and expansive in its […]

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“Outside-in-America”: Reports on homeless crises in the States

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The Guardian online has a series about homeless in America called “Outside-in-America.” This series is a useful study on homelessness in America, because quality investigative news stories, including long interviews with homeless people in the United States, are a rarity. In America, the topic is generally restricted to small independent newspapers, whose urban presence is increasingly deliberately marginalized by the […]

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AJAM Closure a Loss for Would-Be Journalists

Al Jazeera America news online

After two-and-a half years Al-Jazeera America shut down it’s station in mid-April this year. The loss is incalculable insofar as bold watchdog journalism goes at a time when our country is at a critical crossroad with regard to elections, climate change and peak oil, and economic sustainability—and especially with regard to balanced mass media broadcasting. The official reason why Al-Jazeera […]

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