The magazine taught its readers to never swallow what they’re served.
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Today's media consumers are being bombarded with bias and sensationalism – and could use a dose of Mad's media literacy.
Coal miner photographed on the job near Richlands, Virginia, in 1974.
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In the abstract, this near-mythic figure represents bravery, hard work and manliness.
Is public relations simply a more insidious form of fake news?
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Russia has seized upon loopholes in lobbying laws, hiring PR firms to influence American public opinion and policy in ways that advance Russia's strategic interests.
The New York Times continues to invest in its newsrooms and expand internationally (it has journalists filing stories from over 150 countries), while Fairfax continues to chop newsroom jobs.
While digital revenue streams may be delivering, there's still a strong reliance on print for revenue and research shows readers engage more with print.
While this latest storm over intelligence sharing is far from unique, the leaks into the Manchester attack investigation are of a different order.
A newspaper's job is to publish information. But fingers should be pointed at whoever leaked it.
The authors of a new book have data that show politicians and the media love talking about heroes, but ordinary people are much more reluctant. That difference could have political consequences.
Australians need more innovative media owned in Australia, not from the US.
Although few pay for news in Australia, The New York Times' is pushing into the country's fracturing newspaper market.
News coverage of the 2016 US Presidential Election in Times Square, New York.
The media as an institution in the United States is in a deplorable condition, and President-elect Donald Trump has been the beneficiary of its failings.
An elusive Clinton press conference on Sept. 15, 2016.
How is the Trump-Clinton contest being covered by the country's major newspapers and broadcasters? We look at the data.
Hat’s all folks.
The likes of Der Correspondent and Kickstarter raise the prospect of a new funding model for journalism. To some extent, we are kidding ourselves.
Graffiti denouncing strikes by US drones in Yemen.
Is it enough for the nation's best newspapers to rely on 'official sources' – even when independent investigators say they're wrong?
Ads that appear in broadsheet newspapers continue to have more appeal than their annoying, online counterparts.
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Many readers can't tell the difference between native ads and editorial content. So will a web publisher's credibility take a hit if it 'goes native' with its ad strategy?
Walter Frentz photographed Adolf Hitler strolling with German diplomat Walther Hewel in the Berchtesgaden Alps, near the dictator’s mountain home.
The timing of Hitler's home renovations coincided with his public makeover as a statesman and diplomat.
Hiroshima, August 6 1945, and Nagasaki, August 9 1945.
From the air and on the ground: the reporters who told the HIroshima and Nagasaki stories to the American public.
Chilling effect …
As news of Peter Oborne’s resignation from The Daily Telegraph went scattering around the internet and as further coverage came in interviews and articles that evening and the following morning, it became…
Andrew R Lack Professor David Carr.
Boston University School of Communications
When New York Times’ columnist David Carr prepared to apply for a newly created professorship in Boston University’s College of Communication, he realized he’d need a curriculum vitae, the so-called CV…
The media landscape has been transformed in so many ways … and yet …
Many of the men I knew who ran newsrooms in the 80s and 90s were womanisers, drunks, bullies, and gropers. Some were just sleazy. And any woman, of almost any ambition, was cold or bossy or had too many…
Think the writing’s on the wall for mainstream media? Think again.
Much commentary about the news media foresees the disintegration and dissolution of the mainstream monoliths – both TV networks and mass-circulation newspapers – which dominated the public sphere in the…