For all the continuing focus on journalism’s upheavals, with excitement and investment in the ascendency of digital based reporting, it is time—again—to recognize how much superb work is being done at venerable publications as they adapt to the evolution of delivery in which any publication with an attachment to print is considered déclassé.READ MORE
TCF fellow Stephen Schlesinger writes in his latest column at the Huffington Post, "One has to think that there is a hidden agenda for all of this piling on [to Mayor De Blasio]." Schlesinger details the "wholesale assault on a man considered to be affable and open-minded," as well as what De Blasio has already accomplished as NYC mayor.
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It’s been a big week for The Century Foundation. Senior fellow Barton Gellman was named a winner of the George Polk Award, one of the highest honors in journalism. Meanwhile, fellow Harold Pollack received the Award for Creative and Effective Institutions from the MacArthur Foundation. Finally, #TCFBest said goodbye to Blog of the Century mainstay Ben Landy, who leaves The Century Foundation to join a great group of writers and editors at MSNBC.READ MORE
A Florida man by the name of Michael Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted murder with a mistrial on a first-degree murder charge at the end of his highly controversial trial. His crime? Using Stand Your Ground to fire at a group of unarmed African American teenagers who were playing their music too loud. Janet Wlody discusses why Stand Your Ground is about more than just guns.READ MORE
This week #TCFBest peers behind the curtain at Amazon’s best-kept secret—an unregulated labor market that threatens to turn back the clock on 70 years of worker protections. We crank up a debate over a sweeping proposal from The New Atlantic to switch our cars from gasoline to methanol—a move that could disrupt OPEC’s stranglehold on energy prices and radically change American foreign policy in the process. Finally, we flip over to Slate, where Matt Yglesias asks whether consolidation in the cable industry has raised or lowered prices. The answer: It depends.READ MORE
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