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Oh that Heavenly….Drone

April 28th, 2010 by admin | No Comments

Oh that Heavenly….Drone

A pet peeve of mine has always been the editorializing that newspapers routinely get away with when they publish a photo of a politician or other well know person along with a negative story that depicts them as troubled or discomforted by the news.  But the Internet is a slightly different.  I almost fell out [...]


Refreshing Independence

March 10th, 2010 by admin | No Comments

Refreshing Independence

I’m not at all sure that blogs will replace journalism as we know it.  I am sure that the best independent journalists provide a view that has become institutionally difficult or impossible for ‘professional’ journalists to supply. I think of how war reporter Michael Yon allows emotion to enter into his reporting in a way [...]


Fox’s Popularity

March 8th, 2010 by admin | No Comments

Fox’s Popularity

Conservatives have been celebrating the extraordinary popularity of Fox News in the era of Obama. A recent example is In From the Cold’s description of drastic cutbacks at ABC News and the continuing struggle for ratings at CNN. For me this raises the question of whether or not the shrinkage affecting traditional print journalism is [...]


Something is Happening

November 11th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

Something is Happening

This post by Shannon Love at Chicago Boyz argues in The New York Times of Cable News that Fox’s dominance of the cable news business is driving news content similar to the way the New York Times has long determined what stories will be reported on. I’m not at all sure it is that simple, [...]


In Memoriam

May 9th, 2009 by | 1 Comment

In Memoriam

 In memory of my son Lorenz who died 10 years ago this day. He asked no quarter.


Life in the Walled Garden

April 1st, 2009 by admin | No Comments

Life in the Walled Garden

Librarian Emily Walshe’s Kindle e-reader: A Trojan horse for free thought in the Christian Science Monitor, argues that the Kindle’s access without ownership is dangerous. Why is this important? Because Kindle is the kind of technology that challenges media freedom and restricts media pluralism. It exacerbates what historian William Leach calls “the landscape of the [...]


Anatomy of a Revolution

November 8th, 2007 by admin | No Comments

Anatomy of a Revolution

Linux caught my attention from the time is was a command line only operating system. The idea that a free operating system could be built by volunteers on the Internet led by Linus Torvalds fascinated me. I was no programmer, just an observer – a fan even. It was like discovering a Cinderella team and [...]


Self Destructive Narrative

August 29th, 2007 by admin | 1 Comment

Self Destructive Narrative

For those of us following the reporting of the Iraq war in the American press Michael O’Halloran and Kenneth Pollack’s article in the NY Times earlier this month entitled A War We Just Might Win represented a major change in the reporting of the war in the MSM. I believe it was a watershed event [...]


War in the Livingroom

July 13th, 2007 by admin | 1 Comment

War in the Livingroom

Note: a second foundation post explaining the kernel or core of my proposed new media theory is still ‘under construction.’ Like many before me attempting to put forward a new theory, the need to specify assumptions and context is proving a bigger task than first imagined. I can report that I have made considerable progress [...]


Purpose

I propose developing a new media theory as called for by Camile Paglia based on the work of Marshal McLuhan, Norman A Brown, Leslie Fiedler, as well as Eric S Raymond, Glenn Reynolds and others. See the Invitation for fuller information and how you may be able to participate. I want your help just like Linus Torvalds wanted help developing Linux.

Email

lgude*at*newmediatheory *dot*net