AltWeeklies Wire

Smack Time: Is There Really a New Heroin Epidemic?new

A spate of recent media reports have claimed that America -- and especially the New York metro area -- is suffering from a terrifying new heroin epidemic. Curious, I decided to revisit a world that had once held me in its clutches for so long. This time around, I brought along a notebook and a clear head.
New York Press  |  Matt Harvey  |  10-22-2009  |  Drugs

Birth of a Blowhard: Glenn Beck in Connecticutnew

When Beck arrived at KC 101 in early 1992, he was a semi-failed, drug-and-alcohol addicted, Top-40s radio jock desperately looking for a route to stardom. By the time he left seven years later, he had figured out that talk radio was the future and conservative shtick could be revamped to serve as his escalator to fame and fortune.
Hartford Advocate  |  Gregory B. Hladky  |  10-21-2009  |  Media

Blogger Busted: Free Speech Goes on Trial in Central Illinoisnew

Scott Humphrey, a 57-year-old man from Springfield, Ill., faces four criminal misdemeanor charges for two specific online statements that he made on a political blog. Sources say civil suits and criminal charges will increasingly be used to stop speech on the internet.
Illinois Times  |  Amanda Robert  |  10-15-2009  |  Media

Al Giordano's School of Authentic Journalism Tweaks J-School Conventionsnew

The school, which is located on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, has grown steadily in the past seven years. And this past month, the school announced it will be offering 24 scholarships for "up-and-coming journalists and communicators" to attend a 10-day session there this February.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  10-14-2009  |  Media

Lying Liars, and the End of Accountabilitynew

When up is down, and down is out, who even knows what to believe anymore? The Zeitgeist is now cloudy with the din of dishonesty that it is difficult to determine what is truth and what is fiction. In other words, a perfect time for the new film The Invention of Lying.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  10-08-2009  |  Commentary

Philly's Journalists Won't Return to 1989new

It wasn't difficult to see this coming: Brian Tierney's "Keep It Local" campaign to retain control of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News apparently applies only to ownership -- not to the employees of those newspapers.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Joel Mathis  |  10-05-2009  |  Media

Censored! The Top 10 Stories Not Brought to You by Mainstream Medianew

Every year since 1976, Project Censored has spotlighted the 25 most significant news stories that were largely ignored or misrepresented by the mainstream press. Here's what you might not have read this year.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Rebecca Bowe  |  09-30-2009  |  Media

The Media Sucks: Sometimes, There Aren't Two Sides to a Debatenew

Isn't it the responsibility of the news to point out that one side is clearly out of their gourds, or at the very least trafficking in misinformation? When a news reporter tells me "we let you the listener decide," isn't that reporter pretty much abdicating his or her responsibility to educate and inform?
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Brendan Skwire  |  09-28-2009  |  Media

Meet Creative Loafing's New Bossesnew

On Aug. 27, the staff of Creative Loafing Atlanta was delivered what could be described as refreshing news from a trio of strangers: After nearly a year of staff cuts, job insecurity and legal wrangling, the paper’s parent company Creative Loafing Inc. had successfully emerged from bankruptcy.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Thomas Wheatley  |  09-22-2009  |  Media

Could Less Star Power and More Depth Save the Chicago Sun-Times?new

Journalists who don't get their pictures in the paper alongside their stories tend to both envy and suspect the ones who do, believing those pictures fatten their paychecks, win them better tables in restaurants, and turn them into commodities.
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  09-21-2009  |  Media

New Treats From Old Friends In Fall Booksnew

Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, Philip Roth, Paul Auster, John Ashberry, and, yes, Vladimir Nabakov have new tales to tell.
Boston Phoenix  |  Barbara Hoffert  |  09-17-2009  |  Books

Dear Zagat: We Don't Need Your Little Burgundy Restaurant Guide Anymorenew

The Zagat guide turned 30 years old this year, and in honor of the occasion, I'd like to give founders Tim and Nina Zagat a hearty thanks for all their years of service to the restaurant industry. And, if I may, I'd like to offer some friendly advice, too: You can go away now.
Washington City Paper  |  Tim Carman  |  09-17-2009  |  Food+Drink

How Broken is the Newspaper Business? We're About to Find

The good news: When the dust clears from the recession, analysts expect that most newspapers will be poised for a recovery. The bad: It's largely because they've fired at least a quarter of their newsroom, and the business model is still badly broken.
Style Weekly  |  Scott Bass  |  09-16-2009  |  Media

Philly Anarchist Newspaper Keeps Delivering the News Nobody Else Sees Fit to Printnew

The Defenestrator is released quarterly, or as often as finances and personal schedules allow. It is one of the longest-running and few remaining anarchist publications in the U.S., and it began as a photocopied newsletter.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Matt Stroud  |  09-15-2009  |  Media

Get Ready for a Post-Daily Newspaper Worldnew

What's next for journalism? First, put the decline of daily newspapers in context.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Jeff vonKaenel  |  09-08-2009  |  Media

Narrow Search


Hot Topics

Narrow by Date

  • Last 7 Days
  • Last 30 Days
  • Select a Date Range