Monthly Archives: February 2013

Bad Math: Wrong Numbers Don't Help

Journalists and academics both need to check our numbers, both those we come up with and those we get from news releases. Josh Benton flags the opening graf of this study announcement: COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— Obesity rates have increased dramatically … Continue reading

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Herbert Gans on Journalism and Democracy

How, exactly, should news organizations approach the changing times? The media sociologist Herbert Gans has some suggestions. One graf jumped out at me (emphasis mine): Journalists also have to consider how American politics has changed since modern journalism first formulated … Continue reading

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