From FAIR: Malkia Cyril on Ferguson, Jeff Cohen on James Risen

This week on CounterSpin, our Executive Director Malkia Cyril called in to talk about what’s happening in Ferguson, the role of social media, and the current state of news media. CounterSpin is Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting’s (FAIR’s) weekly radio show, hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart. CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased Read more


Grassroots Perspectives on Media Justice Organizing

Grassroots Perspectives on Media Justice Organizing Radical History Review: Interviews Betty Yu, Todd Wolfson, and Rusita Avila. By Lyell Davies Building a National Media Justice Movement: An Interview with Betty Yu, Membership Organizer, Media Action Grassroots Network, the Center for Media Justice


Digital Discrimination: Big Data, Surveillance, & Racial Justice

As we speak, our movements are being tracked, and our personal information sold to the highest bidder. More and more we see the militarization of police departments and the tragic consequences are clear from New York, to L.A., to Ferguson. While the platforms and methods may be new, we know that there is a long Read more


Displacing the Dream: A Report on Bay Area Newspaper Coverage of Development and Gentrification

As of 2006, Oakland and San Francisco had each lost 20 to 25 percent of their African-American populations. Displacing the Dream exposes the failure of Bay Area newspapers to adequately cover the crisis of gentrification and displacement facing the Bay Area today. What did newspaper coverage of housing and development include? Whose voices were heard Read more


Proceedings of the 2009 Midwest Rural Assembly

In August 2009, a group of 170 people gathered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to launch the Midwest Rural Assembly—a network of community leaders, organizations, and policymakers dedicated to creating a stronger rural America. They discussed the issues that mattered most to them, assessed policy opportunities and challenges, and committed to action.


Consumers, Big Data, and Online Tracking in the Retail Industry: A Case Study of Walmart

Consumers, Big Data, and Online Tracking in the Retail Industry is the first independent analysis of Walmart’s efforts to gather and track consumer information online, and use that information to shape marketing strategies. The report found that Walmart tracks the personal data of up to 145 million Americans, and shares that data with at least Read more