Rebecca Adelman on the photos of drowned 3-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi, questions of ethical spectatorship, and how much of the debate surrounding the images obscures the complexities inherent in any act of looking at casualty photos.
Antenna introduces a new series on the mediation of Middle Eastern politics, edited by Matt Sienkiewicz and articulated through the side-by-side perspectives of bloggers and academics.
Ira Glass’ iconic voice seems to be everywhere, and offers insight into contemporary radio culture and stardom.
On Radio is a new Antenna column dedicated to contemporary radio programming and other issues surrounding the medium in all its forms. Here, in the series’ first entry, Andrew Bottomley offers a critical appreciation of the radio feature Radiolab.
Thoughts on the retirement of one of America’s great journalists, Bill Moyers.
Ten (or more) media industry stories you might have missed recently
Ten things worth checking out online from this past week
Last week Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced his intention not to run for reelection (big) if and when a vote is held. This isn’t the forum to discuss the political significance of this move, but I thought I’d throw out some quick observations on the international media side of the story.