Tag Archive: media

Media Accounts of Church Arson Don’t Match Reality

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By Alex Hyder After seeing reports on the spate of fires at black churches, I had to wonder: is this really atypical?  After all, this is a huge country with hundreds of thousands… Continue reading

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Changing Journalism For The Better

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Satirical news isn’t a new platform – from SNL’s Weekend Update to The Onion, making fun of current events is a time-old tradition. News plays an important role in American culture, so it… Continue reading

What the Television We Watch Can Tell Us About Our Politics: West Wing versus House of Cards

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In 1999, NBC premiered Aaron Sorkin’s new series The West Wing, a television show that follows the life of fictional President Josiah Bartlet and his staff. It was two years before 9/11, and… Continue reading

Prologue: Our Shared, Forgotten Past

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The record is there for all to read. It resounds all over the world. It might as well be written in the sky. One wishes that Americans…would read, for their own sakes, this… Continue reading