Defend democracy in the South.


Update on the Jena 6 case

September 15, 2007 - It's just now making the national Big Media radar, but the case of the Jena 6 -- the African-American youth facing trumped-up charges for a schoolyard fight in rural Louisiana -- has been steadily capturing attention across the country in recent months.

Who is 'using tragedy'?

April 18, 2007 - After the horrifying killings at Virginia Tech yesterday, this morning I flicked around the radio dial to see what the professional talkers had to say on the matter.

Papers report dismal 6 months

May 8, 2006 - The Drudge Report (which has every reason to celebrate the demise of print journalism, for several reasons) is listing the latest circulation figures for the top 20 newspapers, and the 6-month trend lines don't look too good.

Workin' It

April 21, 2006 - Air America Radio and American Rights at Work, an excellent group advocating for the worker's rights on the job, are launching a new radio show that sounds terrific:

Halliburton Leaving Iraq? The Plot Thickens

May 19, 2005 - Yesterday we brought attention to a news clip about protests at Halliburton's annual shareholder's meeting in Houston, which included the startling news that the energy services giant and military contractor was considering leaving Iraq.

Faith-Based Media

May 9, 2005 - The Columbia Journalism Review has a good overview of the burgeoning network of Christian media outlets in its latest issue:

Falling From Grace

May 4, 2005 - With network TV doing wall-to-wall coverage of every sensational trial that comes down the pike -- all Court TV, all the time -- it's hard to miss the ubiquitous Nancy Grace.