Tag Archives: journalism

Shooting The Messenger: The Fate of Journalism in the Information Age

The Junta will convene for the first of its Fall/Winter discussion series, the subject of which is the modern media, and our culpability for its current state. Tue 10/9 @ 8pm DOC Wine Bar (83 N 7th St, Williamsburg) With the amount of available content, and the fracturing of broadcast formats from wide and national […]

Peter Singer on Wikileaks

We’ve been quiet at the Junta lately, preoccupied with summer and its attendant joys. The art event we had planned for June didn’t work out; sorry about that. But it’s only been postponed until fall, when city life gets back to normal – so don’t despair. Meanwhile, here’s a thoughtful piece from Peter Singer in […]

Wikileaks Discussion

The Junta convenes tomorrow night (Tues) to discuss Wikileaks. Please join us for a robust exchange of ideas about privacy, espionage, diplomacy, war, revolution, and freedom, among other things. All viewpoints are welcome. Read previous posts for more background. Tuesday, February 1st, 8:30pm DOC Wine Bar, 83 N. 7th St. in Williamsburg. (Cash bar only)

End of the Mass Media and Pop Culture?

It’s been nearly a month, but here, finally, is a wrap-up of the last discussion, with my own recent thoughts on the subject intertwined… How will musicians and writers, and other artists and tradesmen whose work is now primarily digital, make a living now that their product can be so easily and freely acquired? Jeremy […]

links for wednesday night

Some good links to check out before Wednesday night: CaptainCrawl is THE music blog index, type in an artist name and check out what comes up, you should be able to find links to blogs with full albums to download. Radiobutt was the best music blog around, dude put up all the newest indie albums, […]

The Price of the Inside View

As we were planning our Iran session, Jeremy and I discussed whether we would be able to find someone with direct experience of Iran – well, that is, find someone and get them to accept our invitation – given the difficulties of traveling there. Today the LA Times published a piece about the costs and […]