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Journalists reporting unconfirmed information in an undignified and irresponsible rush to be the first to break a story, a practice that seems to have become increasingly common over the last decade as eyes and ears have moved online and the 24-hour news cycle has become the standard, is bad enough. 422 more words
Historians will often point out that societies reap what they sow.
When one contemplates the look and feel of the ubiquitous connection most of our young people have to visual communications — social media platforms and streaming Interweb rants, pratfalls, and snarky yucks — it appears that the ascendancy of the apparent Republican party nominee to President of the United States seems far less of a surprise or anomaly. 64 more words
WNYC’s On the Media is a great show. One of the things that makes it so is its peerless audio editing. A story from one of its (since deceased) staff members spoke to this aspect: how surprised he was, upon experiencing the process, that Bob Garfield did not in fact always have precisely the word right to hand, but sometimes went searching for it, like the rest of us, behind the wandering torch of a prolonged 1,545 more words