Category Archives: media

Media’s Theft From The Commons

“Right-wing media have been laying the groundwork for Trump’s acquittal for half a century,” Nicole Hemmer wrote in the New York Times. “These tactics (i.e. minimize Trump’s transgressions and paint a picture of non-stop Democratic scandals) are not inventions of … Continue reading

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What Chuck Todd Tells Us About The Media

{ed. note: With the assassination of the Iranian General in Iraq Friday, media relationship with the administration and the mainstream’s apparent lack of independence becomes a big issue}   Over the Christmas holiday Rolling Stone snuck in a little story … Continue reading

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Media News: More Mergers, Less Players And Net Neutrality Still On The Ropes

  Gannett and GateHouse: USA Today, The Des Moines Register and The Iowa City Press-Citizen are newspapers that most iowans are familiar with. These papers are also some of the big names for newspaper industry Gannett. USA Today is fairly … Continue reading

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The Importance of American Freedom

by Ralph Scharnau Freedom is the central tenet of how we view ourselves individually and as a nation.  It is embedded in our history and language.  Simultaneously it has been contested in debates and dissents in Congress, in political books/essays/editorials, … Continue reading

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Fund Raiser Set Up For KICI Radio On Facebook

If there is one thing I am certain of it is that the extreme right’s near total control of the media really makes the playing field quite uneven. In Iowa you have a better than average chance of turning on … Continue reading

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Community Media and Ensuring the Future of Public Access

Interview with Nicholas Johnson, former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (1966-1973) about community television, the history of public access, and its future.

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