Tag Archives: Politics

The Sorry State of Political Journalism

Not even NPR is immune anymore. This morning, WBUR, a NPR affiliate radio station in Boston, broadcast a story about the results of a poll about U.S. Senator Scott Brown and his likely Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren. The story reported that the two candidates were neck-and-neck.  But the content of the piece centered on two […]

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The Age of Post-Modern Journalism

In a political back-and-forth on Facebook recently, I cited and linked to a New York Times article.  My colleague retorted: “Sorry, I don’t subscribe to the notion that the New York Times prints impartial news.”  This is from a college-educated public relations executive. I must admit that it threw me. There is no doubt that […]

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The Social Media President

How hot is Barack Obama on the Web? This morning at 10 a.m., 6 percent of the tweets on Twitter contained the word “Obama,” according to Twist. That means that out of the approximately one million tweets per hour on Twitter — Obama is appearing in 60,000 tweets every 60 minutes. That number will probably […]

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