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Journalism Balance Rears its Ugly Head – Again

There is one party to blame for the federal government shutdown in the U.S. Republicans. No matter what your political affiliation this is simply a fact. Republicans have refused to approve a federal budget unless the U.S. Congress and the President agree to defund the Affordable Healthcare Act. The Affordable Care Act, also known as […]

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The Anatomy & Danger of Hype

The Boston Globe Idea section has a fascinating piece yesterday called “Attack of the Light Drizzle!”  It’s about how weather forecasts – once a function of news reporting have been transformed into a hype machine. In other words, weather news has become weather marketing.  And there’s a big difference in the presentation and the results. […]

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