-- CRAIG SILVERMAN is editor of the media accountability blog Regret The Error at the Poynter Institute. He says when it comes to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, journalists need stop reporting on the story unless they have something new to report... otherwise they're just fueling rumors and speculation, creating fear and paranoia in the process.
Do we have your attention? Good. You see, Crimea is known as a great tourist destination...especially for those who, well, prefer to sunbathe in the buff. Now, there are fears that the beaches might have a different feel if Crimea is part of Russia, and not Ukraine. We'll hear from Moscow-based Natalia Antanova, who has been to these beaches in Crimea.
-- Asian-American author AIMEE PHAN says mainstream media, publishers and reviewers are failing writers of colour. She explains how ignorance and political correctness are leaving writers of colour out of the cultural conversation.
What, you've never heard of her? After today, you'll know that she's one of the head writers for Thailand's version of the Jon Stewart show. It's called Shallow News in Depth. If you're lucky, we'll teach you how to say Moment of Zen in Thai.
The next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” program will try to unravel the reasons the mass media do what they do and why people respond to media as they do.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Bob Pondillo, a professor of mass media and American culture at MTSU, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 17, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 23, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).