Posts Tagged: News

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Female President? TV Says “Definitely, Maybe.”

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Though male politicians (Hillary’s husband included), seem to overcome scandals, to remake themselves with much more ease, we hold our female politicians, including Hillary, to a different standard.

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“Newspoet” Kick-off

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NPR’s All Things Considered is starting a monthly project that brings poets into the newsroom before unleashing them to write a poem “reflecting on the day’s news.” Their inaugural poet is Rumpus Poetry Book Club author Tracy K. Smith. You can read or listen to her poem here.

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Drug Violence and the Lacking American Media Response

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The recent massacre at a casino in Monterrey, Mexico marks the pinnacle of drug war-related violence. The response to this tragic episode by the American media reveal the frailties of our news coverage—this story was seriously lacking the attention it deserved across many of our media outlets, a silence that unfortunately dictates a scarcity of […]

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Sorkin and Carr Discuss the News

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Director Aaron Sorkin’s conversation with NY Times columnist (and intrepid memoirist) David Carr for Interview Magazine delves into the territory of addiction, journalistic journeys and the state of news media. He uncovers much about the state of journalism in these aggregation-based and blog-heavy times, and sheds light on his own unconventional path to the NY […]

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Iran News Links

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Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calls for an election inquiry. A “how to” guide to tracking Iran protests with Twitter and social media. @PersianKiwi may be the world’s most important journalist right now. Gunfire from pro-government militia kills one at Tehran reform rally. Juan Cole says the funeral for the fallen will surely be […]

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