Media

Who Is Fair Game for Public Shaming? Here's a Media Rulebook.
April 17, 2015

Does ESPN's Britt McHenry count? Maybe. But the woman who flipped her middle finger in Arlington National Cemetery doesn't.

We're Checking the Wrong "Privilege"
April 15, 2015

Stop focusing on cultural capital. Start focusing on economic inequality.

Hillary Will Be Haunted by the Ghosts of Clinton Conspiracy Theories
April 13, 2015

Some Clinton "scandals" never die—and Bill and Hillary are partly to blame for it.

A History of the Hot Take
April 12, 2015

The phrase feels as old as time. But despite its ubiquity, it's newer than you think.

No, ISIS' Attack on Palestinians Doesn't Expose a Double Standard on Israel
April 10, 2015

Staunch defenders of Israel claim there is—and thus, unwittingly compare the country's actions with the Islamic State's.

Don't Assume You Know Why That Couple Doesn't Have Kids
April 09, 2015

It could be infertility, miscarriages, or failed attempts at adoption. A failing marriage or a serious genetic disorder. Maybe their finances are a tremendous mess, but they’re keeping up appearances.

“Jewish Privilege” Doesn't Exist—But Jews Can Benefit From Whiteness
April 09, 2015

What American Jews have to deal with these days, in terms of anti-Semitism, isn’t racial or religious marginalization so much as a continued ideology fixated on the idea that Jews control everything.

VIDA Wants Writers to Create "Important" Female Characters. Bad Advice.
April 08, 2015

Stick to improving the number of female bylines and reviewed authors.

Wanted: Personal Assistant. Ivy League Degree Required.
April 07, 2015

A distinction needs to be made between the jobs that exploit and the ones that just disappoint.

The Columbia Report on Rolling Stone's Rape Story Is Bad for Journalism
April 07, 2015

Rolling Stone abdicated their commitment to the profession of journalism.

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