July 7, 2017

Quick Interventions: Media Links of Note


The Medium Is The Metaphor: Lookit all these neat horticultural metaphors for managing information and trust in a digital economy! (Active Voice)

Church & State, Together Again: At the New York Times, business “realities” are eating away at the editorial firewall. (CJR)

Hatred & Ignorance On Demand: Is it just too easy to link this hateful incitement video from the NRA (YouTube) together in the same sentence as a story about recent swastika graffiti at my childhood elementary school (Patch), with an item about those people who thought NPR’s tweeting of the Declaration of Independence was anti-presidential propaganda (Washington Post)?

You Get The Media You Pay For: National Enquirer buys rights to Trump accuser story, then spikes it. (Wall Street Journal)

You Can Have My Free Press: A coal company is suing HBO’s John Oliver for defamation (Boston Globe), and “conservative” talk-show host Michael Savage calls for a government takeover of media (Media Matters).

When You Pry It From My Cold Dead Fingers: Real-estate parody site McMansion Hell returns despite Zillow threats. (Gizmodo)

No, Seriously, Come Fucking Take It: “To those who demand that Al Jazeera be shut down. We too have demands.” (Al Jazeera English)