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Francis Reynolds

Francis Reynolds is the managing editor of Guernica magazine and editorial producer of The Nation. As a Big Think blogger, he focuses on the media landscape and the ever-evolving ways we get our news. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Spinning the Web

Nestle has been forced to change its environmentally-destructive business practices after a social media coup; what can netroots activists learn from the victory? After it was revealed that the Swiss […]

Full Disclosure

Since the murder of a middle school principal in the suburbs of DC last month, the Washington Post has grappled with the complexities of how much to disclose about a victim’s […]

War of Images

WikiLeaks.org has released graphic video of a U.S. military attack in Baghdad on July 12, 2007 in which twelve people were killed, including a Reuters photographer, Namir Noor-Eldeen, and driver, […]

A New Day for CNN?

The headline in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution sums up the story’s coverage in countless other news outlets: “CNN’s ratings continue to fall; Fox News has best quarter in network history.” The […]

Everyday Language

Journalists often fret over objectivity and neutrality, but the very language they use to report their “objective” stories undercut the possibility of these goals from the start. The headline for […]

Community First

Media’s big guys generally aren’t doing so well, but as last week’s State of the News Media report found, community and ethnic media continued to grow despite the economic downturn. […]

Get Tough

The problem with the current media environment—with its 24-hour news cycle and constant flow of breaking stories—may not be “too much information,” as we often hear, but rather “too much […]

The Media vs. ACORN

This Wednesday a federal judge ruled that the congressional bill, passed last year by both houses, which barred the community organizing group ACORN from receiving federal funds amounted to a […]