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Reimagining Journalism: The Story of the One Percent: by Michael Massing

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Michael Massing asks how should the media cover the power elite, in a must read 2 part essay. He writes: 'Even amid the outpouring of coverage of rising income inequality, the richest Americans have remained largely hidden from view. On all sides, billionaires are shaping policy, influencing opinion, promoting favorite causes, polishing their images—and carefully shielding themselves from scrutiny. Journalists have largely let them get away with it. News organizations need to find new ways to lift the veil off the superrich and lay bare their power and influence.' Massing offers a fascinating  details on a member of the power elite that shows how they buy influence.'  A really interesting read which is  which  is one of the very few articles in the mainstream media that was written by a non-educator and that recognizes that the 1% want to privatize public education.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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