media http://wamc.org en "The News: A User's Manual" By Alain De Botton http://wamc.org/post/news-users-manual-alain-de-botton <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?</p><p>We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness), but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives. In his new book, de Botton takes twenty-five archetypal news stories—including an airplane crash, a murder, a celebrity interview and a political scandal—and submits them to unusually intense analysis with a view to helping us navigate our news-soaked age.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87613 at http://wamc.org "The News: A User's Manual" By Alain De Botton "Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection" by Ethan Zuckerman http://wamc.org/post/rewire-digital-cosmopolitans-age-connection-ethan-zuckerman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A cosmopolitan, by definition, is a “citizen of the universe” — someone who engages with issues across the globe, from politics, to war, to climate change. For example, we listen to WAMC, read the newspaper, check our Facebook pages and act like dutifully connected people.</p><p>But the D<span style="line-height: 1.5;">irector of the MIT Center for Civic Media, <a href="http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/">Ethan </a></span><a href="http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/">Zuckerman</a>,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">argues that we’re living in a state of “imaginary cosmopolitanism.” We expose ourselves to limited kinds of information, particularly that which is already of interest to us or to those closest to us. He confronts this issue in his new book, <em>Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection</em>.</span></p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71258 at http://wamc.org "Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection" by Ethan Zuckerman 5/29/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/52913-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain. Ray Graf&nbsp;moderates.</p><p>Topics include:<br><a href="http://www.wamc.org./post/moms-are-now-primary-breadwinners-40-percent-homes">Moms Are Now Primary Breadwinners In 40 Percent Of Homes</a><br><a href="http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/05/drone_protesters_174th_attack.html">Drone Protestors</a><br><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Saratoga-casino-to-expand-4553885.php">Racino</a><br><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Feds-fault-Albany-schools-in-race-bullying-4555321.php">Racism</a><br><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/circling-the-media-wagons/2013/05/27/4f80aeec-c4aa-11e2-914f-a7aba60512a7_story_1.html">Circling the media wagons</a></p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 65808 at http://wamc.org 4/22/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/42213-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and WAMC’s Morning Edition host, David Guistina. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>This morning our discussion topics include:<br>• Latest on Boston Bombing suspect<br>• NY Post on Bombing<br>• Media Coverage Report Card<br>• George W. Bush Presidential Museum opens this week</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62791 at http://wamc.org Humor in the media; hurftul or helpful? http://wamc.org/post/humor-media-hurftul-or-helpful <p>Studies have shown that laughter is good for your health, but what about when it comes at the expense of others. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Elise Linscott 59986 at http://wamc.org Humor in the media; hurftul or helpful?