Posts tagged with ‘Bill Moyers’

Infographic: How Social Media is Replacing Traditional Journalism for Breaking News
via Bill Moyers:

As of 2012, online news revenue has surpassed print news revenue, and more people are using social media tools like Facebook and Twitter for news than ever before. This infographic shows that nearly half of all Americans get their news from online sources at least three times a week. Learn more about how social media is supplanting traditional media in today’s smart chart.

H/T: Schools.com

Infographic: How Social Media is Replacing Traditional Journalism for Breaking News

via Bill Moyers:

As of 2012, online news revenue has surpassed print news revenue, and more people are using social media tools like Facebook and Twitter for news than ever before. This infographic shows that nearly half of all Americans get their news from online sources at least three times a week. Learn more about how social media is supplanting traditional media in today’s smart chart.

H/T: Schools.com

Rachel Maddow and Bill Moyers on News Corp., corporate media, power and influence.

Bill Moyers: 

This is how societies, particularly democracies, self destruct. We have seen the danger of the collusion between private power – Rupert Murdoch’s empire and the police… We have also seen the danger of collusion between political parties and powerful media conglomerates. I mean both parties in England caved to Murdoch. The politicians were cowed. They would not stand up to him. And that, too, is what happens to democracy when the political class becomes frightened of and in league with these incredibly powerful media conglomerates.

Jon Stewart & Bill Moyers On Journalism

Watch the clip, via Crooks & Liars here:

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com//heather/jon-stewart-and-bill-moyers-news-organizat

Or try reading for once! Moyers’ book and an excerpt from the interview.

Bill Moyers Journal Blog

Jon Stewart: Do you think journalism is in trouble because it has lost the will to exercise authority…?

Bill Moyers: I believe we’re lost in what I think Whitman or Thoreau called the mere smoke of opinion. The news is about what people want to keep hidden. Everything else is publicity. And people don’t want to keep their opinions hidden. They want to keep the facts hidden. It takes a lot of money and a lot of time and a lot of effort to go and explore the facts and bring them out. So, a lot of news organizations they no longer do much reporting but simply rely on opinion, talk all of that. The other thing is we’re simply amusing ourselves to death.

JS: I’m just…gonna… go [gestures as if to abandon anchor desk]

BM: You mean you actually entertain?

JS: No, not really! [laughter]

BM: … People ask me why you’re in [my book or you were on my show]. I tell them it’s because Mark Twain is not available, and he’s not… But you people know here [at The Daily Show] that the truth goes down better in a democracy when it is marinated in humor.

You do a splendid job of juxtaposing. You don’t attack people. You put what they said ten years ago, and what they said last night. It’s journalism. It’s what good journalism is about. It’s comparative, it’s not declarative.

Jon Stewart and Bill Moyers on the art of the interview, part 02.

In which Stewart discusses his inability to interview Donald Rumsfeld and Moyers talks about the difference between narrating and reporting, and why he doesn’t want to interview politicians because their goal is to conceal rather than reveal.

Part 01 is here.

Run Time: 4:45

Jon Stewart and Bill Moyers on the art of the interview, part 01.

In which they discuss the difference between providing context and amnesty, and how the immediate is not always the most important.

Part 02 is here.

Run Time: 4:53.