AMERICAN REVIEW
A double-take on media & democracy

(This website previously known as The Real News Page)

What's New? ||| Media Criticism ||| Media Reform ||| Activism ||| Write Media/Congress
Discussion Center ||| News Examiner ||| Special Editions ||| Books ||| Links ||| Contents ||| Intro


"If it's in time, it's information.
If it's too late, it's news."

THE NEWS EXAMINER

Essays by Jane W. Prettyman, formerly at Esquire Magazine

Where's the Real News?
The Media "Is" or "Are"?
Edward R. Murrow: The World's Greatest Classroom?
The Tabloid Mind
"51% of Americans Think..."
Everybody's Talkin'
Is Violent TV/Film Content the Only Question?
I Don't Love C-SPAN!
"Talk" and the Town: Can media and community co-exist?
The Paranoid Frontier: White supremacy, radical militias,
anti-Semitic Christian Identity & "ZOG."
Their paranoia and--to be fair--my own.
The Scarlet "W"
Who Is Truth?
The Real News on Jean Houston
Review of "Slate": Michael Kinsley's new cyberzine
prompts a meditation on the old Esquire.
Matters of Consequence: Analysis of Gingrich Ethics Case
The Media Virus in Heaven's Gate
Deep and Deeper: Deep Blue vs. Kasparov:
IBM asks: how can we make computers as smart
as humans? We ask: how can we make humans
as smart as humans?
The Ellen Affect: The best love story (in the larger sense)
we've seen in a generation.
The "Liberal Media" Debate: A false argument that distracts
us from the effects of corporate conglomeration.
Some Things Considered: Review of Ben Bagdikian's
"Media Monopoly" in its fifth edition: We're in trouble
and much of the public isn't aware or couldn't care less.
The Media's Ethical Role in Grand Jury Leaks
(with a letter exchange with Jeff Greenfield).
The News Examiner: A column examining pathology
in the newsmedia and politics during the impeachment crisis.
Media Reform as a Political Issue: Speech in Washington DC,
televised nationally on C-SPAN, October 1998.
The Propaganda Coup: Media assist conservatives in creating a
Constitutional crisis out of thin air.
"Star Wars Episode I" portrays anti-Semitic stereotype?
Electoral Adult Ed: Local Political Reporting in Santa Barbara.
Campaign & Media Reform: Intertwined
BureaucRATS -- in Corporations and Government
The Golden Deceivers
Cookie Cut
Passive Voice: Ashcroft Leans Back in His Chair

   

Brief Bio of Jane Prettyman
   


AMERICAN REVIEW
A double-take on media & democracy

What's New? ||| Media Criticism ||| Media Reform ||| Activism ||| Write Media/Congress
Discussion Center ||| News Examiner ||| Special Editions ||| Books ||| Links ||| Contents ||| Intro