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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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20
Apr

Home Lands at the Autry

The American West was formed through the “making and defending and reclaiming of home places,” write Virginia Scharff and Carolyn Brucken in Home Lands: How Women Made the West. The exhibit corresponding …

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20
Apr

Media Myth: The Crack Baby Scare

In this cross-post from his Media Myth Alert blog, W. Joseph Campbell, author of Getting it Wrong, addresses how the media fueled fears of a “crack baby generation”, and the damaging consequences …

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