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Wikileaks Has Changed Journalism, But It Didn’t Do It Alone

by Matthew L. Schafer “The greatest danger in this country today is not the release of these documents, but the secrecy, the deception, the politics, the manipulation which is undermining the confidence of the American people in both political parties.”  … Continue reading

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The Role of Traditional and New Media in Covering the Afghan War Logs

by Matthew L. Schafer On Sunday The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel published reports detailing over 90,000 secret military documents.  The documents outline on the ground events in Afghanistan from January 2004 to December of 2009.  The … Continue reading

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NPR Listeners Get a Sour Taste from the Media’s Obsession with Mel Gibson

by Matthew L. Schafer Fresh off of its name change, NPR is finding itself in hot water with its listeners, prompting questions about NPR’s identity in the 21st century.  It all began with a segment about the Mel Gibson tapes … Continue reading

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