media criticism

Op-Eds

American Media Still Doesn’t Get Música Urbana

The 'New York Times Magazine''s failure to recognize Spanish language hip-hop and pop in its "25 Songs That Matter" feature underscores the media's misunderstanding of a major movement.
Gary Suarez
3.8.19
Toronto

Why Is Canadian Media Ignoring the $100M Sale of a Toronto Startup?

Pretty weird, huh?
Jordan Pearson
3.29.16
Sports

Grantlangst: Fear of a World Without Meaningful Content

Grantland is dead, and with it another high-caliber outlet for good journalism. Can niche sites survive in the age of the content farm? One former Grantlander and content farmer explains.
carles.buzz
11.3.15
modest proposals

I, Corbin Smith, Should Host ESPN's "First Take"

As evidenced by Stephen A. Smith's semi-coherent, semi-menacing monologue to Kevin Durant, ESPN's "First Take" has problems. We know just the man to fix them.
Corbin Smith
10.6.15
News

Of Course Nobody Trusts Media in the Age of Clickbait

New polls show that public trust in the media is lower than ever. Are content farms to blame?
carles.buzz
10.2.15
News

Maybe We Shouldn't Be So Quick to Idolize a Gay-Bashing Skateboarder

While I appreciate Jay Adams's contribution to skateboarding as much as the next guy, it seems odd that virtually every obituary published over the last four days has glossed over or completely failed to mention that one time in 1982 when he helped...
Jonathan Smith
8.19.14
News

Should We Look at and Share Photos of Dead Civilians in Gaza?

I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed in the grimy bathroom of a bar when the image of an eight-year-old Palestinian boy came into focus.
Aaron Miguel Cantú
7.24.14
Stuff

The Millennia-Long History Behind the Headlines Your Mom Shares on Facebook

From ancient Rome to Upworthy.
Harry Cheadle
5.23.14