Data not Drama
Sep 28th, 2005 by Patrick Mattimore
Using psychological science to set policy.

Psychology at work at Guantanamo
Jul 25th, 2005 by Patrick Mattimore

Psychology at work at Guantanamo

Generally overlooked role of doctors' in prisoner interrogations.

May 24th, 2005 by Patrick Mattimore

Television's effect on the courtroom

A critical look at what has been called the CSI effect

Kids dissing newspapers
May 4th, 2005 by Patrick Mattimore

Newspapers may need to move back into the future to avoid extinction.

Kids dissing newspapers

Friday San Francisco Examiner
Apr 29th, 2005 by Patrick Mattimore
Today's SF Examiner has an innovative full-scale cheerlead for a
project with the potential to significantly impact San Francisco. The
Examiner swerves from the unusual placement of a front-page editorial,
to a news story with several relevant sidebars, to a columnist's
unusual  perspective, to an editorial appeal by the Mayor. Click
on the above link and then click on the link for today's newspaper.

Future of the news business- Abandoning the news
Apr 27th, 2005 by Patrick Mattimore

Abandoning the News

by Merrill Brown

What's the future of the news business? This report
to Carnegie Corporation of New York offers some provocative ideas.

Privileged reporters?
Apr 25th, 2005 by Patrick Mattimore

A different viewpoint about granting reporters too many privileges.

Shield laws can cover too much

Our stake in public education
Apr 19th, 2005 by Patrick Mattimore

Here's a link to an education article with a suggestion to revamp the University of California admission's system.  Our stake in public education

Correcting racial gaps in education
Apr 6th, 2005 by Patrick Mattimore

Sometimes the biggest changes in education occur in the smallest ways. See, Correcting racial gaps in education

Adnews in The NYT
Apr 1st, 2005 by Patrick Mattimore

While The NYT has been busy revealing the Administration's use of faux news or video news releases to get their messages out, and the concomitant lack of responsibility shown by news stations which broadcast those VNR's, the newspaper pays considerably less attention to its own embedded ads in Time's news stories.
See generally the Friday weekly “Escapes” pullout section and more specifically the “My Life, My (fill in the name of a car)”advertisements that The NYT runs about once every two months under the heading of “Driving.” The piece from March 25, “My Life, My Nissan Maxima,” was typical. The proud Nissan owner, who described herself as an “independent type,” was pictured with her Maxima with a subhed of “Liberation on Wheels.” The soap type story goes through predictable turns as the heroine describes her love affair with the car, hits a subsequent bump in the road with a diagnosis of medical problems that prevent her from driving for six months, and an eventual redemption as she is once again reunited with her vehicular liberator.
Apart from the sap, The NYT plays a loose game of journalistic ethics. The type face for the articles is indistinguishable from other news stories. The story is not identified as an advertisement and has a reporter's “as told to” byline. Unlike other NYT archival news stories, the “My Life's” always remain free to access on the Web raising questions as to who is paying the freight for that service. A convenient fact sheet, including purchase details, accompanies the pieces.
I have raised my concerns with the public editor for The NYT, Daniel Okrent, and I have received automated responses in return. In addition to the archive availability cost questions, it would be enlightening to know whether ad dollars from the auto manufacturers (such as 3 full page ads in today's A section) are buying the adnews.

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