People-Powered Media

People-Powered Media

After their state passed universal healthcare legislation this spring, Vermonters were surprised by a gaping omission in national news coverage: they weren’t in it. Despite a statewide grassroots campaign that demanded the historic legislation, most news reports...
Murdoch Gets Caught Red-Handed

Murdoch Gets Caught Red-Handed

Rupert Murdoch, the Australia-born media tycoon, finally got his you-know-what caught in the wringer. Murdoch’s unethical newspapers hacked thousands of private phone messages, including those of actors Hugh Grant and Jude Law, as well as Prince William and...
End the Annual Fluff Outbreaks

End the Annual Fluff Outbreaks

The news media didn’t even wait until summer had officially started this year to begin serving summer fare: fluffy and titillating stories, good for mindless beach readers and lazy reporters in vacation mode, but lacking the public-interest value we need from...
Tell the People about the People’s Budget

Tell the People about the People’s Budget

If you listen to the pundits and TV commentators, the federal budget problem has a simple solution: cuts, cuts, and more cuts. They cheer politicians for making “tough choices,” which usually entails taking money away from schools, stiffing public workers,...