Monday, January 30, 2017

Winners of 1st Izzy Award (2009): Amy Goodman & Glenn Greenwald

Soon after accepting their Izzy Awards in Ithaca in March 2009, Greenwald and Goodman spoke about independent media on public TV's Bill Moyers' Journal.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Brave New Films' viral videos on racism

After the feature-length documentary"Outfoxed," Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films started producing a mix of full-length docs and short viral videos. Millions have watched this online "Racism Is Real" short about PRESENT-DAY racism. Here's  another short,"Black Protests vs. White Riots," that points to mainstream TV news bias. 

Matt Drudge's influence on mainstream media

Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report, conservative with tabloid sensibilities exerts major Internet influence as a newswire, referral service, and spreading rumor and innuendo about Democratic politicians.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

"End Times": The Daily Show segment on NY Times

The Daily Show's July 2009 look at the New York Times' "day-old news." Jason Jones' segment was so merciless, it gave me sympathy for The Times.

Ebay billionaire-turned-publisher Pierre Omidyar . . .

. . . explained his support for independent journalism at First Look Media/The Intercept, in a video released Jan. 2014. (While First Look launched the investigative outlet The Intercept, it has scrapped plans for "multiple digital publications.")

John Oliver on Journalism's Dangerous Decline

Here is a 5-min condensation of Oliver's 19-min presentation.