Search Results for: Jim Naureckas and Julie Hollar

Oct
31
2011

FAIR Seeks Columnists

The national media watch group FAIR is looking for two strong writers with distinctive voices to write regular bimonthly columns for our magazine Extra! and for our website. One column would be on issues relating primarily to media and gender; the other column would primarily concern media and race. We're seeking well-documented, fact-based media criticism, focusing on but not necessarily limited to U.S. corporate news coverage. An understanding of the ways that racism, sexism and class bias interact in media is a must. Ability to promote one's work via social media a plus. Yearly pay for each column will be […]

Feb
05
2014

Extra! February 2014

Extra! cover, February 2014

SoundBites Abortion Restrictions Soar, Media Coverage Sags National papers underreport shifting landscape by Julie Hollar COUNTERSPIN INTERVIEW Public Sector Workers Are ‘the Easiest Kid to Pick On’ Dean Baker on Detroit bankruptcy Fallujah Slaughter Rewritten as Sacrifice Power vacuum—or memory hole? by Peter Hart Muzzling Critics—or Building Media Democracy? Ecuador media law riles US journalists by Peter Hart FAIR STUDY Names in the News—or Not People, places and issues on cable news in 2013 by Melanie Nakashian and Jim Naureckas

Aug
30
2012

Writing for Extra!

About | Latest Articles | Subscribe | Issues Archive Order Back Issues | Write for Extra! Extra! is a journal of media criticism. The media issues we focus on include corporate ownership, over-reliance on official sources, and the lack of independent or alternative perspectives. A typical story in Extra! focuses on U.S. media coverage of a story currently in the news or an issue that receives perennial coverage, e.g., Iraq. We also occasionally cover news about the media—for example, layoffs of journalists, labor disputes or media mergers. Stories on activism challenging media bias, censorship or policy are something we're looking […]

Aug
30
2012

FAIR in the News

FAIR in the News On Coverage of Iraq ...concerns about efforts by mainstream news media organizations to downplay public interest in the crises in the Middle East and the war in Iraq in particular are well founded according to Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), the nation’s most prominent media watchdog group. A FAIR Media Advisory dated 12/19/07 is titled “War Is Over--Say the Pundits: But it's media, not voters, who seem to have lost interest in Iraq.” FAIR reports that, “To hear many in the mainstream media tell it, the Iraq War is of diminishing importance to American voters. […]

Aug
30
2012

FAIR in the News

FAIR in the News As part of our outreach work, FAIR spokespersons discuss and debate media issues on national TV and radio programs, and on local shows across the U.S. Below are a few highlights from recent coverage of FAIR's work. Zogby-O'Leary Poll: ConWebBlog, (10/27/09) We've previously detailed how WorldNetDaily author Brad O'Leary uses slanted polling by Zogby to peddle his right-wing attacks on President Obama. Well, O'Leary has outdone himself. As Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting noted, the latest Zogby-O'Leary poll includes the following question: Federal Communications Commission Chief Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd wants the FCC to force good […]

Aug
30
2012

Extra! - The Magazine of FAIR, the Media Watch Group

About | Latest Articles | Subscribe | Issues Archive Order Back Issues | Write for Extra! Extra! is FAIR's hard-hitting monthly magazine of well-documented media criticism. Extra! receives no money from advertisers or corporate underwriters, and depends on subscribers for its existence. If you find the information on this website valuable, please subscribe and help make it possible for us to keep investigating and publishing.   Extra!'s staff: Editor: Jim Naureckas Managing editor: Julie Hollar Publisher: Deborah Thomas Letters to the editor: letters (at) fair (d0t) org

Dec
01
2009

Letters to the Editor

Fairness Doctrine an Essential Tool Thanks for all you do to open and keep open America’s lines of communication. FAIR’s Extra! is itself an important channel of information on which I and many rely. Jim Naureckas’ “Public Media and the Decommodification of the News” and Julie Hollar’s “Putting the Public Back in Public Media” (11/09) provide a good cataloging of problems with getting “public” media to serve the public interest. But, of course, all radio and television was originally required by law to be “broadcast in the public interest.” That law, the Communications Act of 1934, is still on the […]

Oct
01
2008

Smearcasting

How Islamophobes spread fear, bigotry and misinformation

http://www.smearcasting.us/FAIR_Smearcasting_Final.pdf Smearcasting: How Islamophobes spread fear, bigotry and misinformation By FAIR October 2008 Researched and written by Steve Rendall, Isabel Macdonald, Veronica Cassidy and Dina Marguerite Jacir Edited by Julie Hollar and Jim Naureckas Smearcasting: Table of Contents Making Islamophobia Mainstream: How Muslim-bashers broadcast their bigotry 4 The Dirty Dozen: Who’s Who Among America’s Leading Islamophobes 8 David Horowitz 8 Robert Spencer 8 Daniel Pipes 10 Michael Savage 10 Pat Robertson 11 Sean Hannity 11 Bill O’Reilly 12 Mark Steyn 13 Steve Emerson 14 Michelle Malkin 14 Glenn Beck 15 Debbie Schlussel 16 Case Studies 18 Islamofascism: A fringe term […]