Mea Culpa, Maybe

A while back, my colleague and friend, Pat Oles, called me on something. For years, in both classes and in person, I’ve been citing the fact that a plurality of Americans get their news from local TV news. Sometime this past fall, Pat said, “I think your data are out...

Getting the News We Need

This post appeared as an op-ed in the Albany Times-Union. Most Americans get their news from local TV news programs. While TV news does a fine job with “Local Boy and Lost Dog Reunited” stories, where they often fall short is on stories that require more than a...

Op-ed: Culture wars have a new turf

Published in the Albany Times-Union. With the 2014 World Cup completed, one of the undoubted highlights of this year’s tournament was the U.S. Men’s National Team’s valiant charge through the World Cup’s so-called “Group of Death.”...

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