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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:31 am / in Interview, Media, Middle East

A New Era for Radio

by Illustration by Amalia Rinehart Jad Abumrad, a Lebanese-American radio host and producer, was awarded the 2011 MacArthur Fellowship, nicknamed the Genius Award, for “showing exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.” He is the co-founder of the widely acclaimed Radiolab, a radio show and podcast that weaves stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries. His 2004 Radiolab special, “The R…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:44 am / in Domestic, Media

I Am News (And So Can You!)

…osite end of the spectrum are icons of journalism like Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite. These men were real journalists whose function in society was to inform their audience by reporting unique facts and providing distinct insights that could not be found elsewhere. Their trademark was truth, and they were averse to bias and ideology. One modern-day example of this type of journalist is Anderson Cooper. Stewart does not belong in this group…

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by / on September 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

…as moderator of an audience Q&A. The most probing audience question of the afternoon pertained to support of journalists and human rights activists who uncovered government shortcomings. The question pointedly referred to Mae Azango – a Liberian journalist who wrote a controversial expose on female genital circumcision in certain Liberian tribes, suffered multiple death threats as a result, and was not offered government support. Presid…

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:09 am / in Europe, Uncategorized, World

Independent Goals

by by Chloe Blanchard Pre-game // Antes del Partido // Abans del Partit “There cannot be much doubt that the whole thing is bound up with the rise of nationalism – that is, with the lunatic modern habit of identifying oneself with large power units and seeing everything in terms of competitive prestige.” —George Orwell, “The Sporting Spirit” (1945) “It’s a defeat, not a humiliation,” insisted new Real Madrid coach José Mou…

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by / on July 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm / in Opinion, World

Of Egyptians, For Egyptians

by From Wikimedia Commons It is a great mistake to suggest simplicity when an issue is obviously complex. Time magazine’s July 9 cover story on the state of Egypt’s rulers boasts the simple and suggestive headline, “The Revolution That Wasn’t.” But while this headline is provocative, it is not nuanced, and it is misleading. The Egyptian revolution very much was. We may be collectively worried about the stability of Egypt’s fledgling d…

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by / on June 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm / in Opinion, Uncategorized, World

Mexican Media Creates Sex Symbol, Dangerous Leftist

by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador from Wikimedia Commons Few things are more painful to watch than a country that suffers from amnesia; a country that decides to forget over six decades of corruption, violence, and impunity. The country pretends to have forgotten how difficult the road to real democracy in Mexico has been, and instead is determined to vote for the reelection of what writer Mario Vargas Llosa once described as the “perfec…

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by / on August 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm / in Africa, Opinion, World, World

The Invisible Facts

by Media outlets have long tended to oversimplify the news and serve the public an easily digestible mix of shocking sound bites. Even storied traditional news organizations have fallen victim to sensationalism, caught by incentives to distort and dramatize, though such a “business model” may seem in outright conflict with their stated purpose to provide truthful and objective reporting. “Facts” created by such media practices, and ev…

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by / on March 14, 2013 at 10:54 am / in Opinion, World

Political Minutes: Roots of Brazilian Impunity

by On Monday, March 11, the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs hosted a panel discussion on the issue of political corruption and impunity in Brazil. Panelists included: Albert Fishlow, Economist and Director of the Columbia Institute of Latin American Studies; Luiz Felipe d’Avila, Political Scientist and President of CLP (Centro de Liderança Pública); and Indio de Costa, Lawyer and Secretary of Sport of the City of Ri…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:11 am / in Domestic, Healthcare

Modest Proposal: Misdiagnosis

by Illustration by Allison Cohen Paradigm shift. For most of us, the phrase is associated with scientific upheavals, but it is equally applicable to political discourse. Few modern issues have been so poorly discussed as President Obama’s flagship health care measure, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The massive discrepancy between the debate over this bill and the facts of the American health care system is a t…

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by / on September 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm / in Asia, World, World

Indonesia’s Tepid Response to ISIS

by President Obama with Indonesian President Yudhoyono “Indonesia is not an Islamic state,” the nation’s president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told The Australian in August. “We respect all religions.” This resounding statement was made just a day after video surfaced of journalist James Foley’s beheading at the hands of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant. President Yudhoyono denounced this and other ISIS acts as “shocki…

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