Mar
23
2007

Diane Farsetta on Nuclear Front Groups, E.J. Graff on 'The Opt-Out Myth'

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This week on CounterSpin: The growing media popularity of nuclear power as a solution to global warming and energy woes is not about the environment, says Diane Farsetta of the Center for Media and Democracy, but the result of a well-funded and stealthy corporate campaign to promote the flagging US nuclear energy industry. We'll talk to her about her new report, "Moore Spin: Or, How Reporters Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Nuclear Front Groups."

Also on the show: “The Opt-Out Revolution” was how the New York Times memorably described it a few years back, but the storyline about women fleeing the workforce to stay happily at home actually has a long history, despite its never once having been accurate. We’ll talk to E. J. Graff of Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism about why that’s so. She’s written a new article on the “opt-out” myth, which appears in the March/April issue of Columbia Journalism Review. (An expanded version appears at www.brandeis.edu/investigate)

Links:

Moore Spin: Or, How Reporters Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Nuclear Front Groups, Diane Farsetta (Center for Media and Democracy, 3/14/07)

The Opt-Out Myth, E. J. Graff (Columbia Journalism Review, 3-4/07)

The Opt-Out Myth (expanded version), E. J. Graff (Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, 3-4/07)