Category Archives: Broadcasting & Media

One more day in 2016 for charitable giving

If, like many people in the United States and elsewhere, you give money to charities at the end of the year, you have only a few hours left. (Note that for tax purposes, a gift made using a payment card … Continue reading

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Thinking about Canada in 1988 and Finland in 2017…

I grew up during the 1980s at a ski area in Northern Vermont. One of the surprising ways this influenced who I turned out to be was through television: although there was and is an ABC affiliate in the television … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: One of many things wrong with the Internet industry

This has been making the rounds of, yes, social media — at least among the lefty circles I move in — and will appear soon in the paper New York Review of Books: [MIT psychologist Sherry] Turkle argues against using … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Fred Vultee on the usual suspects

Wayne State journalism prof. Fred Vultee is always good for a line when it comes to the depraved weasels at Fox News: Outrage appears to have a lot more to do with who you are than with the scale of … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Saladin Ahmed on satire

From Saladin Ahmed’s Times piece today: The question for writers and artists, then, is not whether we ought to limit ourselves, but how already limit ourselves. In a field dominated by privileged voices, it’s not enough to say “Mock everyone!” … Continue reading

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Random thoughts in Los Angeles

I’m in Southern California for the Thanksgiving holiday, and I just wanted to collect a bunch of tweets that I made to preserve them for posterity, or something. At least those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter will … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Fred Vultee on the Fox Agenda

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Quote of the Day (Month?). Here’s Wayne State journalism prof Fred Vultee riffing on a partisan jab from the Baltimore Sun‘s TV writer: Fox might or might not think its viewers are … Continue reading

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A weird but coincidental connection

So @roboticwrestler tweeted this NPR story: I responded that I was only surprised by Arizona, Delaware, and Minnesota. (Arizona and Delaware because I thought that there would be more Jewish people than Hindus living there, and Minnesota because I had … Continue reading

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A tour of the Hale Telescope

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My parents recently moved to San Diego, and I flew out for Mothers’ Day weekend. On Saturday, I suggested that we all go up Mt. Palomar, in the very northern part of San Diego County, to take the public tour … Continue reading

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