The Media Literacy Project is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our founding director, Bob McCannon. Bob devoted his time, energy and passion to MLP, where he provided media literacy trainings to hundreds of youth and adults each year.
Following months of protests from activists around the country, Charles and David Koch are backing down from their plans to buy eight Tribune Company newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.
Like Halley’s Comet and first kisses, some things are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. And for all you radio lovers out there, that opportunity is here — because this October you’ll have your shot at transforming the FM dial.
David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, was detained this weekend for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport. He was held without access to a lawyer and questioned under a British anti-terrorism law. When he was finally released, British authorities confiscated his laptop, cellphone and other electronic devices.
On Saturday, Time Senior National Correspondent Michael Grunwald tweeted, “I can’t wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out Julian Assange.”
He has since deleted the tweet, but the ugliness behind it lingers.