Category Archives: Magazines

Letter from Mexico: Carlos Marín & the Elections

by Rick Rockwell Carlos Marín has become both a symbol and a propaganda tool during Mexico’s elections.  As this is being written, millions of Mexicans are at the polls, voting for a new president.  Although he’s not on the ballot, … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry & the Ever Entertaining Rupert Murdoch

by Rick Rockwell The Columbia Journalism Review has decided that Rupert Murdoch didn’t so much as testify in front of the U.K.’s Leveson Inquiry last week, instead the media mogul put on a smashing performance.  No disagreement here with that … Continue reading

Posted in "The Sun", Columbia Journalism Review, David Cameron, Department of Justice, Ethics, Journalism, News Corp., Phone Hacking, Rupert Murdoch, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Kony 2012: Lessons Learned?

by Ginnie Seger Shakespearean dramas often feature the archetype of the tragic hero, a character who possesses qualities of enthusiasm and ambition; yet their ultimate downfall is tied to what Aristotle called “an act of injustice” or hamartia, which is … Continue reading

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Making Way for More American Films in China

by Becky Mezzanotte Could Avatar have contributed to the reopening of the Chinese market for American films? According to an article that I just saw move its way across my Twitter feed from The Hollywood Reporter, the answer is “yes.” … Continue reading

Posted in "The Hollywood Reporter", Barack Obama, China, Films, Hu Jintao, Trade, Twitter, United States, Xi Jinping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Europe: Are the Media Framing Italy’s Mario Monti for Success or Failure?

by Gabby LaVerghetta The newest international cover of TIME features Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti. The text below his face poses the daunting question: “Can this man save Europe? That’s a pretty tall order for one man. Monti, a longtime … Continue reading

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