Friday, August 17, 2012

Blog Roundup!

Lida Vasilevskaya gives an insider's account of what was going on in the courtroom during the Pussy Riot trial.

Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin airs his frustrations over GOP voter suppression efforts (and ended up having to shut down the comments section on his blog as a result).

Pressthink dissects everything that's wrong with political journalism in one Washington Post item.

Informed Comment lists the top ten differences in media language when reporting on white terrorists and other terrorists.

Occupy Wallstreet crackdowns: Tyranny isn't always centralized.

And finally, the power of the press release: Doubtful Newsblog shows how dozens of major media outlets, including The Guardian and ABC, proliferated an erroneous story about a women-only city to be built in Saudi Arabia, all based on misreading (or not reading) one press release.

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