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Lessons from a Big, Flawed Story About the New York Public School System

Alexandria Neason Columbia Journalism Review
Public School #10, Brooklyn, New York. Alexandria Neason critiques a widely circulated article by Atlantic writer George Packer on his experience with New York public schools, and how the lack of diversity in its ranks allows the media to easily label one experience as emblematic of many.

The All-White Media Oligopoly and the False Promise of a Press for All

Aaron Miguel Cantú The Baffler
A chart showing the monopolization of the media. The segregated mainstream media is a force of interlocking interests invested in sustaining the existing racial hierarchy. Trump’s racist administration hasn’t just been good for Fox and Breitbart; it has also boosted media profits across the board.

Network | Movie / Theater

A classic Paddy Chayevsky film starring Faye Dunaway and William Holden about a the role of the media in the corrupt system by which the very rich screw the middle class and poor. Now in a theater version with Bryan Cranston.

NAACP Bombing Shows Failure of Mainstream Media

Ben Branstetter The Daily Dot
Even with the world's attention focused on the tragic events in Paris, the failure of the mainstream media to cover the bombing of the NAACP office in Colorado Springs is nonetheless a glaring example of the U.S. media's treatment of social movements. Colorado Springs residents had to learn of the NAACP bombing through social media. The complete lack of coverage of the NAACP attack shows the mainstream media is ready to move past the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

Newsflash: Fukushima Is Still a Disaster

Harvey Wasserman Truthdig
While the American reactor industry continues to suck billions of dollars from the public treasury, its allies in the corporate media seem increasingly hesitant to cover the news of post-Fukushima Japan.
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