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THE LEGITIMATE NEWS MEDIA IS ABOUT TO GO EXTINCT

THIS COMMENTARY FROM MEDIA MATTERS BEMOANS THE DEMISE OF THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING.

https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/06/20/can-white-house-press-briefings-be-saved/216976

THIS IS MY COMMENTARY, WHICH I AM HOPING WILL AT LEAST GET SOME MSM HIGHER UPS THINKING, IF NOT ACTUALLY ACTING TO SAVE THE FOURTH ESTATE!! 456 more words

Journalism

Control the Airwaves=Control the Brainwaves

Whoever controls the airwaves (euphemistically meaning any news delivery platform) will control distribution of that news–time, place and, even, context. The Big Players got hoodwinked and high-jacked by a street fighter who out-thought and out-maneuvered them. 80 more words

Journalism

FAKE NEWS is cheap and effective

FROM THE GUARDIAN: “”Fake News Machine research comes amid increasing concern about hacking elections and the ways that fake news on social media has manipulated voters.”” 7 more words

Journalism

Mass Media Campaign Needed to Counter Fake News

It is imperative that honest news gatherers — be they liberal, conservative, one person hunched over a laptop or an international conglomerate in a skyscraper — defend themselves as an institution with its own formal and informal checks and balances on other American institutions, most notably government and business. 306 more words

Journalism

“Breaking News”: Disconnect Between Editors and Web Managers

I was already putting finishing touches to the last item on my “To-Do” list for the day when a maritime reporter called to enquire about the “breaking news” he just heard that a container loaded with fire arms was seized at my company’s seaport terminal at the Tin Can Island Ports, Apapa. 692 more words

Book Challenge Review: Fallout (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond

Synopsis:

Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. An Army brat, Lois has lived all over—and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas in the middle of one night.) But now her family is putting down roots in the big city, and Lois is determined to fit in. 465 more words

Books

A word or ten about any possible future news venture

Over the last few months, I have had numerous people ask me if I was planning to launch my own news and commentary site.  This is mostly the result of my social media interactions and some of my blog posts, and perhaps the result of some of my work with Samantha James’ website, … 1,024 more words

Politics