About VICE Media In 2015, when Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit inmates at a federal prison, VICE Media was selected to be the media group to produce a video of the visit. [View] Journalists with VICE Media have been given exclusive access to people and places that other media agencies are… Continue reading VICE Media Wrongly Tied to Militant Extremist Group
Conspiracy theories are spreading rapidly on the Internet. And they find an audience that believes them. Scientists are studying why people have a tendency to believe nonsense is true. The Internet has profoundly changed our thinking in less than two decades. No other medium has manipulated human behavior to such an extent. The Internet can… Continue reading Cognitive Bias and Conspiracy Theories on the Internet (Deutsche Welle, 2 Jul 2020)
Introduction The Des Moines Register is an award-winning Iowa newspaper, having received 16 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding achievements and public service. At the time of its most recent acquisition by Gannette in 1985, it was second to the New York Times in the number of Pulitzer Prizes awarded. Because of this ongoing history of journalistic… Continue reading MEDIA REFORM: The Des Moines Register Responds to Public Protest Over Carson King Profile Story
It’s getting more difficult for companies to advertise tobacco and alcohol products. Tobacco ads are no longer permitted on television.(1) On websites and YouTube, age verification is required to view content purportedly targeting an adult audience. The tobacco industry has a long history of marketing to young people. The goal is to get people addicted… Continue reading Promoting Alcohol and Tobacco by Advertising to High School Students
At a time when journalists and news media agencies are is being harshly criticized for being too biased (to the right or left), Vice Media is standing out as a mostly impartial news reporting group helping to empower and advance the media reform movement. When journalists and media agencies are neutral and demonstrate a lack… Continue reading MEDIA REFORM – Here’s how VICE Media is helping save journalism and independent news reporting.
In recent years, daytime talk shows, nighttime talk shows, comedians, journalists, the entertainment industry, and news media outlets have been perceived to be left-leaning and supportive of Democratic Party candidates and policies. Some of these perceptions are well founded. Stories critical of Democratic Party candidates tend to be under-reported or not reported at all. Stories… Continue reading MEDIA REFORM – Saturday Night Live with Guest Dan Crenshaw – Big Progress Toward Media Renewal
News media outlets have increasingly been under scrutiny for producing stories that are labeled “Fake News” which could be broadly described as stories that provide exaggerated, biased, misleading, or false information. In some cases, the stories are accurate, but the selection of those true stories is biased to present an overall message. Among the first… Continue reading Media Reform: Associated Press Does the Right Thing in Deleting Ambiguous “Animals” Tweet
About “Tactics for Survival in the Corporate State: Life, Love and Other Stuff,” Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, April 1, 1971, Broadcast on Iowa Educational Broadcast Network, April 12, 1971. The lecture runs an hour and ten minutes. The Q&A, which is about 21minutes, begins at 1:10:38. An earlier version of this talk was presented on… Continue reading “Tactics for Survival in the Corporate State” – Nicholas Johnson at Grinnell College, Iowa (1 April 1971)