Search Results for: Mary Johnson

Jul
01
1993

Separate but Equal for the Disabled

Media Buy a Tale of Two Toilets

From the outset, press coverage of New York City’s efforts to provide self-cleaning toilets on the streets has had a single spin: Disabled ideologues are ruining this good project for the rest of us. “The issue most likely to doom the plan is access for the handicapped,” wrote New York Times Metro reporter Celia W. Dugger in one of the earliest articles, headlined “New York: A City of Few Toilets and Many Rules” (5/21/91). Two years later (5/3/93), New York magazine repeated the charge in almost the same terms: “How a battle over handicapped rights is keeping these spotless wonders […]

May
01
1991

Extra! May/June 1991

Articles in the print edition Press Ignores the Obvious in U.S. Energy Policy by Daniel Lazare Peter Panomics Happy talk on the recession by Doug Henwood The Tyranny of the Media Correct The assault on "the new McCarthyism" by Laura Fraser The "Myth" of Racism Integrity at Risk at PBS Elvis' UFO Baby Exposes "Earth Day" Killers! Back From the Brink Battered Women Take a Beating From the Media by Tiffany Devitt and Jennifer Downey What Is a Crisis? Who's the Victim The Return of Shirley Christian Pinochet apologist comes back to Central America By Mark Cook Brutality Coverage: "Thornburgh […]

Jul
01
2013

Media Millionaires

Journalism by and for the 0.01 Percent

extra-millionaires

many high-profile members of the media elite live a rather charmed life. The journalism business looks to be in a disastrous state—but the view from the top is just fine.

Aug
30
2012

2010 FAIR Sustainers

Your generous donations have topped the goal for our year-end fundraising! We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming show of support. In 2011 we'll keep fighting corporate media misinformation...thanks to you! If your name was missed, or if you wish to be removed from the list, please contact jhollar@fair.org. FAIR Watchdog $1000+ Matt Clark Warren Habib Francis Hagan Michael Protzel FAIR Gadfly $500-999 Judith Belzer & Michael Pollan The Bungie Foundation Xan Gregg Stephen Hillyer Roger Myers Kathleen Naureckas Chris Orr Peter Sills David Suisman Peter Thompson FAIR Advocate $250-499 Joani Blank Jonathan Breslau Alan Carlson Mary Cleveland Thomas Cramp […]

Aug
30
2012

Find a Station Near You!

About | Current Shows | Program Archives | Find a Station | Podcast | Bring CounterSpin to Your Station FAIR on the air! CounterSpin, FAIR's radio program hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall & Peter Hart, is now aired on more than 130 stations. CounterSpin features the same hard-hitting media criticism as Extra! each and every week. Please urge radio stations in your area to air the half-hour show. Stations interested in carrying CounterSpin should contact FAIR, 212-633-6700 ext. 304 [e-mail: phart (at) fair (dot) org]. Learn more about bringing CounterSpin to your station or a station near you. View […]

May
01
2011

Idahomophobia

In a conservative media market, anti-LGBT bias thrives

Homophobia poster--Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons/Mike_fleming

Media coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues has come a long way since the days when the New York Times referred to gay people as “perverts” (12/16/50) or the New York Post (10/17/90) published an op-ed claiming that “our promiscuous homosexuals appear literally hellbent on Satanism and suicide.” Though stereotyping and sensationalism remain a problem, particularly for coverage of transgender people (see Extra!, 11-12/07), hard work by activists has succeeded in gradually shifting national media coverage to largely embrace a much more fair and respectful approach to LGBT stories and people. In some local media markets, however, […]

Mar
01
2011

11th Annual Fear & Favor Report

How power shapes the news

U.S. media consumers are used to magazines where ads outnumber stories, to on-air hosts who contractually consume brand-name drinks, to “consideration provided by” this and “brought to you by” that. But when it comes to the news, many still maintain at least the kernel of expectation that reports in the paper or on TV have more to do with journalistic judgment than with anything else. The Fear & Favor report is about some of the things that come between that image and reality on a daily basis. From pushy advertisers to heavy-handed owners and local power players, there are a […]

Dec
01
2010

SoundBites

December 2010

Heads GOP Wins, Tails Dems Lose The Sunday after the midterm elections (11/7/10), Meet the Press featured two conservative Republican guests, Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.) and Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.). That’s only natural, right, because the GOP did so well in the elections? Flash back to November 12, 2006, when Meet the Press’s then-host Tim Russert announced: Our issues this Sunday: The voters send a loud and clear message to the White House, and give the Democrats control of the House and the Senate for the first time in 12 years. What now for the Republicans? We’ll ask a man […]