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19
Aug

The Junk Food of Journalism

W. Joseph Campbell recently appeared on C-SPAN to discuss his book, Getting it Wrong, in which he reveals how ten misreported news stories took hold and became media-driven myths — widely believed, …

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10
Aug

Nixon Quits – 36 Years On

W. Joseph Campbell, author of Getting it Wrong, is a professor of communication at American University in Washington, D.C. He has written four other books, and he frequently blogs about media-driven myths …

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09
Jul

Barnum Brown, Fossil Hunter

For 65 million years, Tyrannosaurus rex lay petrified under the earth, until Barnum Brown—fossil collector, oil consultant, onetime spy, and world-famous paleontologist with immaculate style—uncovered them at Montana’s Hell Creek Formation in …

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02
Jul

Jean Pfaelzer at Angel Island, July 3

If you saw yesterday’s post highlighting KQED’s Forum discussion with authors Tyche Hendricks and Peter Schrag and listened to the insightful interview, you heard a lot about immigration in the US, both …

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