Despite all the criticism from all the quarters (including Rhetorica), I think it’s clear the mainstream news media (newspapers mostly) do a good job of covering the issues of the day under difficult circumstances. The allegation that news is censored by the press is, for the most part, unfounded. When the press ignores an issue thought important by one political faction or another, the reason usually has far more to do with the structural biases of journalism than with censorship.
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I offer commentary on the rhetoric of the American conversation, especially as it unfolds in documentary film, the news media, and politics. Check out my feeds on Twitter and Instagram. Also be sure to see my work at Carbon Trace Productions, a non-profit documentary film studio in Springfield, Missouri. I am a Professor of Media & Journalism at Missouri State University. I teach classes in mobile journalism and documentary filmmaking.
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