The latest assault on Gaza reaffirms the key role played by the media in maintaining an information blockade. It also highlights the increasing importance of pressure applied by social networks.
Want a balanced account of the Gaza conflict? Don't look to the North American media. (And forget our political parties.)
For two weeks, the mainstream media has repeated Israel’s claim that it is bombing Gaza in self defence. Tyler Levitan says that attack has more to do with a recent agreement between Hamas and Fatah.
Have you come in contact with a climate change denier? Well then, you just might have had this conversation.
The "inciting event" in movie plots has lessons for magazines and other traditional media, whose character development in an online world is doomed to bend toward tragedy.
Just before the Winter Olympics started, NBC ran a piece about how easy it was for hackers to get into and steal data from the cellphones and computers of Sochi-bound tourists.
Social media has always had its share of noise to signal. But lately it feels like the social web has gotten markedly stupider, tackier and has had its bullshit detector smashed to atoms.
Today newspapers aren't the dominant journalistic force they were in Karl Kraus's Vienna. But they can still play a vile or almost angelic role in the grand drama of public life and debate.
Isabelle Nastasia and Suey Park
Russell Brand has been championed by many for "starting a revolution." But, wait...weren't "disenfranchised" groups saying the same things already?
There's barely a whiff of the skepticism one would expect after the colossal -- and well-documented -- media failure that preceded the invasion of Iraq in 2003.