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Infotainment deception guts democracy

Don't give climate change heretics an easy ride ...the media's ambition to be entertaining and provocative too often overrules its respect…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 31, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

West Nile media coverage as a simple war story

WHY IS THE AERIAL BATTLE AGAINST WEST NILE VIRUS MORE COMPELLING THAN THE CLIMATE CHANGE THAT CAUSED IT? While scientists hoped that the pu…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Aug 24, 2012

How to turn outright lies into truthy "truths"

Here is how it works. Each lie is developed in the right's machine, using something currently in the news to reinforce an ongoing narrative…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Aug 19, 2012

Free Press = happier, more satisfied citizens

Press Freedom Leads to Happiness, Environmental Quality Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that citizens of countries wit…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Aug 8, 2012

Pictures enhance Truthiness

Enhancing you discussion or blog with an eye catching image increases readers feeling it's true. ...scientists in New Zealand and Canada ex…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Aug 8, 2012

digg sold for $500,000

7 Ways Digg Dug Its Own Grave Once a high-flying web property, Digg was sold Thursday for a paltry $500,000. The sale to Betaworks... Digg…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jul 13, 2012

Censoring Socia Media Backfires

Free speech seems to work better than censorship over the long term. Censoring Social Media Fans Flames of Social Unrest The researchers fo…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jul 4, 2012
Reply by Grinning Cat

Australian media faced with right wing takeover

Hot off the presses: The billionaire climate change sceptic who wants a slice of Australia's media Addressing a libertarian think-tank in P…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Jun 27, 2012
Reply by Napoleon Bonaparte

The Media Ecology Association

I recently decreased my time at Atheist Nexus to participate in the Media Ecology Association. This scholarly group seemed closer to my int…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jun 8, 2012

Pakistan Bans Twitter

Pakistan bans Twitter, citing blasphemous content Claiming that cartoons of Muahmmed are their concern, Pakistan authorities have banned Tw…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 May 20, 2012
Reply by Sarah Walton

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