I like to take a look back to see what was going on in the world on a particular date. I think of if we are capable of withstanding, coping or even being able to communicate the information and importance such events carry, today . It seems we are inundated with trivial gossip instead of real news. Back in the day the likes of Walter Winchell,Hedda Hopper and Louella PArsons were in charge of gossip and it was not confused with the news, nor allowed to dilute the importance of world events.Politics were important but not given the reigns to the information we would need to understand what was happening in the world. Today we live in a world where politics come first and truthful passing of information is long-lost to us, so it seems. At the end of the post please find a list of links to Media Watchdog groups-and please ignore Media Matters, which has been proven to be more than bias, if its possible.
A year ago, I got up early to watch a beautiful wedding; no matter what the media said or says, I thought it was beautiful and heartwarming, so let me say: Happy Anniversary Kate & William, God Bless you.
Have a great Sunday everyone~Kat
Today is an important as you look back in history. Many events seem to have occurred on this date in history to free human beings in different wars and conflicts.
- 1945 – The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
- 1946 – The International Military Tribunal for the Far East convenes and indicts former Prime Minister of Japan Hideki Tojo and 28 former Japanese leaders for war crimes
- 1861 – American Civil War: Maryland‘s House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
- 1862 – American Civil War: New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut.
- 1974 – Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the scandal.
- 1975 – Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
1992 – Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
- Accuracy in Media- Conservative watchdog group for fairness, balance and accuracy in news reporting.
- Adbusters- Foundation with goal of changing the way society and the mass media interact.
- Center for Media and Democracy- A wiki-based investigative journalism collaborative focused on the public relations industry and whistle-blowing manipulative or misleading practices. Contribute to a quarterly investigative journal, the Weekly Spin listserv, donate or draw on newsfeeds.
- Center for Media and Public Affairs- Nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization in Washington, D.C., conducting scientific studies of the news and entertainment media.
- Columbia Journalism Review- Publication serving as a watchdog of the press in all its forms.
- ConWebWatch- From Terry Krepel, a watchdog of conservative Internet news sources. About the site, criticism, reader letters, archives, links and books for sale.
- FactCheck.org – Annenberg Political Fact Check- Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Offers email newsletter.
- Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)- National media watchdog group advocating independence and criticism in journalism.
- Global Media Monitoring Project- A twice-a-decade study of the media’s news coverage to be undertaken worldwide with the aim of documenting the participation and portrayal of men and women in the world’s news media.
- Media Matters for America- A non-profit progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Founded by David Brock.
- Media Monitors Network- Grass roots watchdog of media coverage which seeks to uncover journalistic and media bias and provide contrary information and opinions.
- Media Research Center- Conservative group founded to bring political balance to the news media and responsibility to the entertainment media.
- Media Watch- Organization focusing on media literacy and the challenging of stereotypes commonly found in the media.
- Media Watch (ABC TV)- A leading forum for Australian media analysis. Summary, news, bungled stories and viewable episodes of the weekly program, plus archive of previous coverage.
- MediaChannel.org- Nonprofit site dedicated to the political, social, and cultural impacts of the media.
- Morality in Media- Established in 1962 by Father Morton A. Hill, S.J. (1917-1985), to combat obscenity and to uphold decency standards in the media. MIM maintains the National Obscenity Law Center, a clearinghouse of legal materials on obscenity law.
- National Institute on Media and the Family- Providing research and education on the media’s effect on families and children.
- News Hounds- Volunteer watchdog group focused on FOX News. Includes blog, video, newsletter, forum and how to support.
- NewsTrust- Online social network that aims to help people identify quality journalism. Sign-in to rate news and opinions.
- On the Media- Site representing weekly, one-hour National Public Radio program devoted to media criticism and analysis.
- PR Watch- Investigative reporting on the practices of public-relations and public affairs industry, from the Center for Media and Democracy.
- Press Complaints Commission- Independent organisation monitoring British newspapers and magazines to ensure they adhere to ethical guidelines. Deals with issues such as inaccuracy, privacy, misrepresentation and harassment.
- Project Censored- Locating stories about significant issues of which the public should be aware, but is not, for one reason or another.
- SourceWatch – Regulating Media Content- Encyclopedia article focused U.S. bills aimed at regulating social media.
- Stats- Weblog and articles highlight abuses of science and statistics regarding policy issues.
- Stinky Journalism- Art Science Research Laboratory’s Media Ethics Project works to improve journalistic methodology, holding the media accountable by examining concrete, measurable errors of fact and ethical breaches encountered in the press.
- Tyndall Report – Monitoring the American television networks’ weekday nightly newscasts.