Media, Money & Elections: 2014 Philly Political Media Ad Watch

Posted on October 15, 2014 by Roger Macdonald Philadelphia-region Political Media Ad Watch is a pilot project that allows citizens and journalists to go online to search every political message in the Philly television market, compare all the ads from a single sponsor (sample: Tom Wolf for Governor) —positive and negative—and trace back who is paying for those ads. She’s Dishonest!He’s in Bed with an Accused Mobster!This is…

Touch Football

GARY W. BLOOM There is no loneliness like agray park in autumn when you’re young,in high school, with a history paper due Mondayand tests and SAT’s and girlswho won’t talk to you, girlsyou want nothing morethan to hold in your arms. A cold front has just arrived in Minnesotaand blown the trees bare.Your friends are…

Picklist #1

Miscellaneous picks from the Archive.org site… 1) Classic book: The Duchess of Langeais by Honoré de Balzac This short novel tells a tragic love story, or a duel of personalities, in a style that seems surprisingly modern and with a brevity that makes online reading fairly painless. The Duchess is in her early twenties and of noble…

Images of Afghanistan 1987-1994

Journalists and others risk their lives to keep the public informed in times of conflict. War imagery provides us with important information in the moment, and creates a trove of invaluable archival content for the future. Please be aware that this collection contains some disturbing photos of violence and its aftermath (though we have not…