NOW IT’S THE TURN OF THE IRISH. America’s media industry has been, like it has for many years, observing Black History Month in February, and as we make the turn into March it’s considered a good time to be emphasizing all matters Irish – if only because St Patrick’s Day happens to fall a little over half-way through the month. Continue reading “Wise (not ‘Fake’) Media Foresee Promise Coming From This Trump Choice” »
AS THE MOVIE industry indulges itself in awards and congratulations at Oscar time, here on the East Coast the medium of stage drama has hit one of its own commanding heights. And crucial to its success is a movie star, Jake Gyllenhaal (left). Continue reading “Communicating Creativity – A Mixed-Media Triumph” »
The PBS NewsHour Weekend carried on January 14 2017 David Tereshchuk‘s interview with the new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, as part of his overall profile of Khan as the first Muslim to be running any of the Western world’s major capital cities. Continue reading “Profiling Sadiq Khan on TV – London’s First Muslim Mayor” »
With the Gilded Age of Trump about to dawn … I’ve become almost desperately eager as a news consumer for some different journalism to leaven the prevailing diet of outraged disgust vying with abject hero-worship.
Those two extremes are dominating national political coverage right now, more dismal evidence for what our still-President Barack Obama decried in his Tuesday farewell speech (accurately, but unorginally for a guy so verbally dextrous) as “our bubbles” where we accept “only information, whether it’s true or not, that fits our opinions, instead of basing our opinions on the evidence that is out there.” Continue reading “News Coverage with a Different Flavor” »