Jason Salzman, author of Making the News: A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits, is chairman of the board of Rocky Mountain Media Watch and a former media critic for the shuttered newspaper Rocky Mountain News.

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Billionaires with No Skin in the Game

Billionaires with No Skin in the Game

If the top two percent is up in arms about losing their Bush tax cuts, why aren't they generating any street heat?
The Problem with Craig Romney and his Padre

The Problem with Craig Romney and his Padre

Mitt's Latino "ambassador" may speak Spanish, but he can't talk about real policies.
A New Kind of Scrutiny on the Campaign Trail

A New Kind of Scrutiny on the Campaign Trail

Undercover liars with cameras shouldn't get to destroy political candidates with impunity.
The Truth’s Liberal Tilt

The Truth's Liberal Tilt

There's no media bias in citing facts about Obama's record.
Dodging the Media on the Campaign Trail

Dodging the Media on the Campaign Trail

Mitt Romney's Colorado tour illustrates how shallow coverage becomes when candidates evade the scrutiny of real journalists.
Mitt’s Personhood Problem

Mitt's Personhood Problem

The media is ignoring Romney's view that fertilized human eggs deserve legal rights.
Right-Wing Politicians Expose Themselves on the Radio

Right-Wing Politicians Expose Themselves on the Radio

It's fascinating to hear what conservative lawmakers say when they think no one outside their core audience is listening.

End the Annual Fluff Outbreaks

Every summer, we're bombarded with overplayed and unimportant news stories.

Volunteer Writers May Be Part of Journalism's Future

HuffPo writers need not only a platform--but cash as well.

Ripping off Newspaper Websites Shortchanges Democracy

Righthaven's unseemly tactic of filing lawsuits for newspaper copyright violations, without sending a warning letter first, might help save journalism.

Audio-Visual Accountability

Video cameras keep candidates honest on campaign trail.

Know-Nothing Party

Attacks by arch-conservative politicians on the Department of Education are flying under the media radar.

Tea Party Should Attack Military Spending

However you describe the Pentagon budget, it's a lot of money.

Let's Hear from Candidates--Not their Spokespeople

Can journalists give the people the information we need to make rational decisions in elections anymore?

Reporters Should Tell Us the Truth about Global Warming

At this point, the scientific consensus is so overwhelming that journalists need to assert it as a fact.

In the News

The Problem with Craig Romney and his Padre

The Sidney (MT) Herald | October 16, 2012

The Problem with Craig Romney and his Padre

El Seminario | October 11, 2012

A New Kind of Scrutiny on the Campaign Trail

The East Texas Review | July 21, 2012

The Truth's Liberal Tilt

The Holland (MI) Sentinel | May 28, 2012