Media Filter
  1. Parachute journalism and rural America’s revenge

    “Democrats and most of the mainstream media ignored what was happening in rural America until the morning after the election. And they ignored it at their own peril.” Post US-election, Truevine and Factory Man author Beth Macy writes about the forgotten citizens of rural America.

    Commentary
  2. The Story of Brexit, in the Style of Mideast Reporting

    “Radical Protestant separatists have rocked the European Union, voting to leave the federation that had tenuously unified Christians belonging to opposed sects.” What if we wrote about Brexit the same way we wrote about the Middle East?

    Commentary
  3. “The truth is there is no one to blame for the demise of newspapers… The entire linchpin of the newspaper business model was controlling distribution, and when that linchpin was obliterated by the Internet, it was inevitable that the entire apparatus would collapse.”

    Internet
  4. PressThink

    “Having a space that’s mine on the web — pressthink.org — is for me indistinguishable from owning my own printing press and hosting my own discussion forum.” Jay Rosen’s redesigned space includes a “board” for slow blogging and constantly shifting thoughts.

    Commentary
  5. End of the Joke

    “I’ve officially become one of those people who is a killjoy. Who can’t get behind the joke because I’m positioned at the end of it. A 400lb person is almost me.” Rebecca takes control of her media consumption.

    Media
  6. Design.blog

    Curated by the designers and design lovers at Automattic, Design.blog is a collection of stories by leading voices in technology, science, and art.

    Culture
  7. Reductress

    A satirical women’s magazine, Reductress takes on the outdated perspectives and condescending tone of popular women’s media, through the eyes of the funniest women in comedy today. Also, we want people to think we’re pretty.

    Humor
  8. Screen Rant

    Screen Rant is one of the web’s biggest independent sites for entertainment news, reviews, and features, catering to casual watchers and movie and television buffs alike.

    Film
  9. An Open Letter to Jared Kushner, From One of Your Jewish Employees

    Dana Schwartz, an Observer journalist, writes to the newspaper publisher after Donald Trump — his father-in-law — shares a controversial (arguably anti-Semitic) tweet.

    Current Events
  10. An Open Letter to the Journalist Who Thinks I’m Lying

    Emily Eveland’s xoJane post about seeking revenge against her rapist went viral. Then came the social-media backlash questioning the authenticity of her narrative. This is her response.

    Abuse
  11. Open Culture

    From movies and audiobooks to courses in numerous disciplines, Open Culture is one of the web’s biggest hubs for free cultural and educational media.

    Culture
  12. Scream It Until Their Ears Bleed: Pay The F*cking Writers

    “As I am wont to say, there’s nothing wrong with exposure for writers. It can be useful, provided it is on your terms. But also realize that hikers die from exposure, and writers can die from it, too.” Chuck Wendig has choice words for the Huffington Post.

    Media
  13. Deadline

    At Deadline, a WordPress.com VIP site, you’ll find Hollywood and media news and commentary.

    Film
  14. Envisioning The American Dream

    Sally Edelstein looks back at America’s past, and a media and advertising industry devised to sell the Mid-Century American Dream.

    Art
  15. Taffy Brodesser-Akner

    Taffy Brodesser-Akner is an award-winning journalist who has written about everything from The Bachelor to the most haunted road in America. Her work appears in GQ, the New York Times Magazine, and beyond.

    Journalism