Media Category

Doing the Right Thing

In: Israel, Media

Are you a Jewish Journalist, looking for a free conference?  Desiring to hone your “objectivity-o-meter” skills?  Want to connect with the latest and greatest Pro-Israel politicians on the scene?  Looking to get the inside poop to scoop the competition?  Want to learn how to “deconstruct negative press, identify bad press, and generate [your] own good press on behalf […]

Check out Michelle Goldberg’s new web-only piece, “Same As It Ever Was?” up at The American Prospect. Her tagline, or more likely her editor’s tagline, for the article wonders if the “pro-Israel lobby, long seen as an immutable part of American politics, may be headed toward obsolescence.” I’m not sure if I buy that, since […]

Quick hit: Fatemeh Fakhraie over at Racialicious does a great job analyzing W magazine‘s big article on Persian Jews in Los Angeles. The first commenter sums it up well: On one hand, it’s nice to see some acknowledgment that non-Ashkenazi Jews and Jews of color exist. On the other, a representation that just plays on […]

Stanton’s Ordination Ignites Media Frenzy

In: Media, Race, Religion

By April N. Baskin and Corinne Lightweaver The world has descended upon Rabbi Alysa Stanton. From coast to coast and continent to continent, global media trumpet the ordination of “the first African-American female rabbi.” Whether it’s The Forward, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, The Jewish Week, CNN, Black Entertainment Television, the Huffington Post, The New York Times, […]

As Dahlia Lithwick noted in Slate this past weekend, Guantanamo may be America’s most infamous “prison problem,” but it is far from our only one. Our sentencing and incarceration system is broken. With the U.S. having only 5 percent of the world’s population and yet almost 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, we are imprisoning […]

Boston Review has a new article up about U.S. antisemitism and the economic crisis. The authors, Neil Malhotra and Yotam Margalit, researchers at Stanford Business School, conducted a study about how anti-Semitic sentiments might relate to the ongoing financial crisis. by asking 2,768 American adults questions like “How much to blame were the Jews for […]

Congratulations to our own Cole Krawitz, founder of Pakistani American teen wins top honor in international journalism contest, prevailing over entries from major U.S. newspapers National Public Radio, The Forward and also win honors Yasmeen Malik, a Pakistani American high school senior whose column in a teen newspaper told of her conversion to […]

x-posted from Mondoweiss Today, Shimon Peres kicked off the AIPAC conference with a special address. Phil noted some observations below. Initial buzz from the speech in and around the conference center is that Peres neglected to mention the need to establish a Palestinian state as part of the peace process. This is shaping up to […]

is there a jewish newspaper in the u.s. that would even consider printing a piece like the one i’ve copied in below, which ran in ha-aretz on february 13, 2009? if one did, would it ever run another one? how many institutional advertisers would it lose? how many major u.s. jewish organizations would condemn it? […]

Jon Stewart Cuts Through the Bull

In: Gaza, Israel, Media

Last night’s show featured in its opening segment a brilliant capsule presentation of the current Gaza conflict and the way in which it has been presented in the media. Cutting through the heaps of hysteria, blather and partisanship, Stewart in under 5 minutes cut to the very heart of the matter without pomp or pretense. […]