In 1981, a group of conservatives met and formed a coalition they called the Council for National Policy whose membership was secret. Since then, the Council has exerted enormous influence on American politics and the information wars up to the present day. For this episode, Esty speaks with journalist Anne Nelson about her new book, […]
It’s that time of year again! Today on the show, we catch up with Andy Lee Roth, associate director of Project Censored, to talk about their latest yearbook, Censored 2020: Through the Looking Glass, a collection that scrutinizes the current corporate media landscape and highlights some of the best independent news reporting from the past […]
In a time of fake news and misinformation, one scholar is untangling how conspiracy theories are formed and spread. Jordan Foley is a grad student at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and his research focuses on political polarization, media effects, political psychology, and civic participation. He joins Buzz host Jonathan Zarov in the […]
Politics are more polarized than ever—or at least that’s how it feels to many Americans. Research from Pew indicates that Americans are more likely to say it is “stressful and frustrating” to have political conversations with those they disagree with now than they were a few years ago. What is fueling these increasing divides in […]
With the press increasingly under threat, we turn our attention today on all things news and journalism in the changing landscape of print and digital media. Our guest is Rob Chappell, associate publisher of Madison365 to discuss why trustworthy news sources, especially local and community reporting, are more vital than ever.
With newsrooms downsizing and closing around the country, we take a close look at the current news and media landscape with communications professor Bob McChesney. He covers a range of topics including foreign affairs coverage, the election cycle, threats to independent journalism, and corporate versus public interests. Bob McChesney is an activist scholar and professor […]