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Join FAIR to celebrate the release of the new book Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex Is Destroying America, by John Nichols and Bob McChesney. Nichols and McChesney will be joined by two very special guests: --Amy Goodman, the award-winning host of Democracy Now! --Jeremy Scahill, independent investigative journalist, author of Dirty Wars Hear all four speak about the press, the threat to independent journalism and the state of American democracy. Also appearing: Independent journalist Sarah Jaffe and Allison Kilkenny of Citizen Radio. Monday, September 16 Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South New York, NY Doors open: […]
Range of debate narrows as the status quo holds
Think tank researchers are often cited by news outlets to add context and analysis to a news story. They are often portrayed as objective or nonpartisan observers (Extra!, 5/98), and as Ken Silverstein recently explained in the Nation (5/21/13), that appearance can be quite valuable to corporate donors: Nowadays, many Washington think tanks effectively serve as unregistered lobbyists for corporate donors, and companies strategically contribute to them just as they hire a PR or lobby shop or make campaign donations.... “If you’re a lobbyist, whatever you say is heavily discounted,” says Kathleen Clark, a law professor at Washington University and […]
Long-term examinations of outlets and issues
Jump to Topic Broadcast TV Cable TV Public Media Books Environment Economy War & Militarism Voters and Elections Race, Religion and Gender Drug War Healthcare Africa Think Tank Citations Broadcast TV Right and Early Extra! (4/12) Sunday morning shows are GOP TV Right-wing Tilt on Sunday Morning Extra! (9/10) The conservative records of talking-head lawmakers Power Sources Extra! (5/02) On party, gender, race and class, TV news looks to the most powerful groups Are You on the Nightline Guestlist? Extra! (1/89) A 40-month examination --Study Aftermath: FAIR Debates MacNeil/Lehrer Extra! (6/90) Cable TV Still Failing the 'Fair & Balanced' […]
Revealing the hidden influence behind the news
It’s a fair indication of the current state of play in U.S. media that, in 2012, TV newscasts were acknowledged to be “increasingly seeded with corporate advertising masquerading as news” (Washington Post, 1/3/12)—and the regulatory response was to call, not for an end to the practice of deceiving audiences, but for broadcasters to make note of such arrangements in an online file. While we work on creating the sort of unfettered news media that democracy requires, calling out compromised reporting as we do each year in Fear & Favor is just another way to note where and why the current […]