Posts Tagged: mass media

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Keith Newton

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What’s interesting, of course, is how modern life could easily be seen in the opposite way—as an ever-expanding domain of individuality and self-expression.

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Take A Break For Some Tabloid History

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The philosophy guiding a great deal of mainstream media, that the public “likes entertainment better than it likes information,” is something I hear people gripe over when forced to watch CNN at the gym. But this isn’t an observation unique to the 21st century. In a piece comparing the dregs of the Murdoch/News of the […]

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Newspapers dying? Maybe it’s just the cities they mythologized

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An interview on New American Media with writer Richard Rodriguez has a fascinating take on what’s happening to American newspapers. Using the famously provincial San Francisco Chronicle as an example, Rodriguez says,  “I don’t think the Chronicle is dying so much as I think that San Francisco is dying.”

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