Blogs and the Mainstream Media

I talked Friday with a colleague in Communications who described a current research project and its puzzling results.  He asked people about the credibility of blogs and the credibility of articles in the mainstream press.  Blogs scored lower: “Anybody can write anything in a blog,” people thought.  But then he had people read “posts” in blogs and “articles” in the mainstream media on a particular … Continue reading Blogs and the Mainstream Media

The Ten Thousand

Since September 11, 2001, how many terrorist attacks have occurred, perpetrated by Muslims in the name of Islam? Most people might name a few—the attacks in London and Madrid, for example—but few would guess the actual number. Obsessed with more important issues, such as the foibles of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and O. J. Simpson, the media largely ignore the global jihad and … Continue reading The Ten Thousand