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02
Jun

A funny thing about media myths

In this guest post, W. Joseph Campbell, author of Getting it Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism, shows how media-driven myths can take on lives of their own …

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02
Jun

Perspectives on the Border

Arizona’s new immigration law, which allows police to stop people they suspect to be in the US illegally and requires immigrants to carry documentation with them, has stirred up controversy and widespread …

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01
Jun

How to Fix California

Budget crises, failing schools, unemployment—it’s easy to point out California’s problems, but harder to pinpoint what exactly is wrong, how it happened, and what can be done to fix it. With state …

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21
May

A New Vision for National Parks

When the National Park Service (NPS) was founded in 1916, its mission was to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to…leave them unimpaired …

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14
May

How Europe Works

When Europe is mentioned in the news lately, it’s often about economic crisis or volcanic ash. Even with its current challenges, Steven Hill, author of Europe’s Promise, finds that Europe’s example offers …

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11
May

The Truth Behind the Media Myths

In this book trailer, media-mythbuster W. Joseph Campbell gives a preview of his new book Getting it Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism. From William Randolph Hearst’s supposed …

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06
May

The Bay Area’s Jewish History

On KQED’s Forum this week, Fred Rosenbaum spoke to Michael Krasny about his book Cosmopolitans: A Social & Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area, in which he …

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04
May

The Myth of the Burning Bras

On his blog Media Myth Alert yesterday, W. Joseph Campbell, author of Getting it Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism, examined the origins of the media myth of …

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29
Apr

A Documentary Tradition, Continued

Social documentary photographer Ken Light was featured this week on the New York Times Lens Blog, along with a slideshow of his photographs of Appalachian coal mining towns. These photos, along with …

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