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Bill Moyers: Can Journalism Survive in a Plutocracy?

Bill Moyers: The Challenge of Journalism Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy by Bill Moyers This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. Photo by Robin Holland. The following remarks were made by Bill Moyers at the presentation of the Helen Bernstein Book Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The ceremony took place at the […]

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Government

Glenn Greenwald; The Myth of a Free Press; and Truth

MUNCIE, INDIANA – As most of you know, we are a harsh critic of the corporate owned media in this country mainly because they’ve neglected their duties given to them by our Constitutional framework. They are actually whining about the decline of the industry when they are the ones who have brought it upon themselves […]

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Government

Russia’s Vladimir Putin: “We Use PR Firms Too”

by Justin Elliott, ProPublica Vladimir Putin wrote an op-ed about Syria in the New York Times. The piece was placed by the public-relations giant Ketchum, Buzzfeed reported. On Nov. 16, 2012, we explored how Ketchum placed pro-Russia op-eds in American publications by businesspeople and others without disclosing the role of the Russian government. Ketchum’s latest public filing […]

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Government

Indiana’s Ag-Gag Bills Support Agribusiness Lobby

This is an update of the article written in March to include a video produced by Schuman Media Center which further explains Ag-Gag Bills hosted by our friend, Bill Moyers. It should be noted the republican super majority removed the bill shortly after this article, but it’s still floating around the legislature and will most […]

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Government

Congress is Dysfunctional

(photo courtesy of whitehouse.gov) The Best Reporting on What’s Wrong with Congress by Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica Back in 2011, we rounded up some of the best stories about the 112th Congress, the least productive in decades. Since then, things seem to have gotten even worse. The 113th Congress is just three weeks old, and 82 […]