Walter Brasch

09/29/2016 - 11:00am

    The New York Post, a Rupert Murdoch tabloid publication that isn’t likely to win a Pulitzer Prize anytime soon, splashed a full page picture of a smiling Jennifer Anniston on its Sept. 21 front cover. In the upper left-hand space it placed all-capitals text: “BRANGELINA 2004–2016.” Inside the Post were four full consecutive...

12/18/2015 - 6:00pm

    For more than a decade, advertising, circulation, and news quality in both print and electronic media have been in a downward spiral. That spiral has twin intertwining roots.

    The first root is the rise of...

12/11/2015 - 2:00pm

    On Monday, Nov. 2, every National Geographic staffer was told to report to the magazine’s Washington, D.C., headquarters the next day to await a phone call or e-mail from Human Resources.

    Ever since...

12/02/2015 - 9:00am

    During this past week a three-year-old boy in Rock Hill, S.C., killed himself when he was playing with a loaded gun in his house.

    He wasn’t the only one in Rock Hill to die from a gunshot. In July, a...

11/22/2015 - 11:00pm

    Fear, laced with paranoia, is driving the American response against allowing Syrian refugees into the United States.

    President Obama has said he would accept 10,000 refugees, all of them subjected to intense...

11/10/2015 - 3:00pm

    One of the basic tenets of journalism ethics and practices is that reporters must keep their distance from news sources.

    They’re allowed to be friendly. They’re even allowed to share a meal with...

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