A writer at the New Republic believes the newspaper shouldn’t have allowed columnist Nicholas Kristof to run such a biased piece on Woody Allen’s alleged abuse of his daughter; the University of Virginia has a paranormal activity lab; meanwhile, Israel’s relationship with Iran may evolve yet. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
FCC Won’t Loosen Crossownership in Quadrennial
Sources inside and outside the FCC are looking for the chairman to put a media ownership rule review item on the March agenda dealing primarily with making joint sales agreements (JSAs) for more than 15% of a station’s ad inventory attributable as ownership under FCC local ownership limits.
The Boycott Is Our Palestinian Non-Violent Resistance
The SodaStream controversy, which recently caught the attention of media worldwide, has highlighted Israel’s ongoing military occupation and contributed to the growing awareness of global consciousness and social responsibility towards Palestine.
The Beginnings of an Israel-Iran Reset?
Ben Caspit reported from Jerusalem this week that despite the hard-line approach taken by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran, senior officials in Israel’s security agencies are assessing that changes in Iran could merit a re-evaluation of Iranian intentions.