Fourteen Propaganda Techniques Fox "News" Uses to Brainwash Americans. There is nothing more sacred to the maintenance of democracy than a free press.
Access to comprehensive, accurate and quality information is essential to the manifestation of Socratic citizenship - the society characterized by a civically engaged, well-informed and socially invested populace. Thus, to the degree that access to quality information is willfully or unintentionally obstructed, democracy itself is degraded. It is ironic that in the era of 24-hour cable news networks and "reality" programming, the news-to-fluff ratio and overall veracity of information has declined precipitously. Take the fact Americans now spend on average about 50 hours a week using various forms of media, while at the same time cultural literacy levels hover just above the gutter.
My curiosity about this question compelled me to sit down and document the most oft-used methods by which willful ignorance has been turned into dogma by Fox News and other propagandists disguised as media. Press Freedom Online. Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music. Be the change you wish to see in this world. Les Bobards d'Or – à Paris le 20 mars 2012. Conspiracy Watch / Observatoire du conspirationnisme. Ness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) Your Guide to Good Journalism.
These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America. 11. The Media Can Legally Lie. The Error Iceberg. Reuters Photo Fraud. The Reuters Photo Scandal A Taxonomy of Fraud A comprehensive overview of the four types of photo fraud committed by Reuters, August, 2006 The recent discovery that the Reuters news agency released a digitally manipulated photograph as an authentic image of the bombing in Beirut has drawn attention to the important topic of bias in the media.
But lost in the frenzy over one particular image is an even more devastating fact: that over the last week Reuters has been caught red-handed in an astonishing variety of journalistic frauds in the photo coverage of the war in Lebanon. This page serves as an overview of the various types of hoaxes, lies and other deceptions perpetrated by Reuters in recent days, since the details of the scandal are getting overwhelmed by a torrent of shallow mainstream media coverage that can easily confuse or mislead the viewer.
The four types of photographic fraud perpetrated by Reuters photographers and editors are: 1. 2. Internet-Manifesto. Index on Censorship. Reporters sans frontières. Media reform through education, organizing and advocacy. Center for Media and Democracy. Media Standards Trust. Columbia Journalism Review.
Columbia Journalism Review. Media Reform Information Center. In 1983, 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the U.S.
At the time, Ben Bagdikian was called "alarmist" for pointing this out in his book, The Media Monopoly. In his 4th edition, published in 1992, he wrote "in the U.S., fewer than two dozen of these extraordinary creatures own and operate 90% of the mass media" -- controlling almost all of America's newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, books, records, movies, videos, wire services and photo agencies. L’Observatoire des médias. Observatoire des Journalistes et de l'Information Médiatique.
« Le Monde diplomatique » disparaît… A l’évidence, il s’agissait d’une anomalie.
Classement des aides à la presse. La ministre de la Culture Aurélie Filippetti envisage de réformer le système d’attribution des aides à la presse pour mettre en place une aide sélective.
[Observatoire français des médias] Aides à la presse : les 200 titres les plus aidés. Aides à la presse en France. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.
Le système des aides à la presse en France, inventé par Pierre Laval en 1942, a été progressivement mis en place pour tenter de favoriser un certain pluralisme du paysage médiatique, donnant ses chances aux nouveaux titres et un choix réel aux lecteurs. Is this plagiarism? A new web extension can help answer that question. Suspicious about the origins of an article you’re reading online?
A new browser extension and website, Churnalism U.S., claims to help detect plagiarism by comparing web content to Wikipedia and a database of press releases. Churnalism was built by the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that aims to make government more transparent and accountable, and Media Standards Trust, a U.K. Churnalism. Churnalism Search. SourceWatch. SourceWatch.org is an interactive wiki website that depends on readers like you to improve content.
If you want to help us grow SourceWatch with well documented research and become a volunteer editor, click here for more information. National Restaurant Association Excerpt from a longer SourceWatch article on the National Restaurant Association: The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is a trade association for the $600 billion  restaurant industry and has an annual revenue of over $91 million, according to its 2011 Form 990.  NRA has been a major force in keeping the federal tipped minimum wage at $2.13 for restaurant workers for 20 years. As discussed below, NRA and its member companies represent a lobbying powerhouse working against state minimum wage increases and paid sick leave for workers.
With nearly 750 employees, the group represents 500,000 restaurant businesses.  Before it's News. Media Watch.