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Top Ten: A Year in Media as Told by LWR

by Matthew L. Schafer Major developments made the last six months of 2010 an exciting time to follow the ever-changing media landscape. From the passage of net neutrality to the Wikileaks’ saga to a call for defunding public media, 2010 … Continue reading

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Stewart Gets Serious, Makes the Case for Sanity

by Matthew L. Schafer Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert welcomed thousands to the National Mall this afternoon. While the fake-news hosts dubbed the event “Rally to Restore Sanity,” Stewart’s final speech was a recognition that sanity, while leaving Washington and … Continue reading

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Controversy? Not Really, NPR Preserves Journalistic Norms

by Matthew L. Schafer NPR created unintended controversy this week when NPR Chief Executive Vivian Schiller and Senior Vice President for News Ellen Weiss sent out staff memos advising NPR staff not covering the upcoming “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or … Continue reading

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