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NEWS

Images can send reassuring, dangerous signals during Libya coverage

In times of international tension and crisis, photographic imagery and setting are critically important. The backgrounds that elected officials and candidates choose send strong signals that may be as important as what the candidate is saying. Wednesday morning, Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney planned to make a campaign speech before 150 supporters in Jacksonville, Florida. But moments before he was … Read More
NEWS

Fact check: How Tropical Storm Isaac is unlike Hurricane Katrina

The hype has begun. I am seeing and hearing stories all over the place comparing Tropical Storm Isaac to Hurricane Katrina. And why not, given the likelihood that Isaac will make landfall near New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Katrina’s landfall? But these are very different storms. Isaac may become a hurricane, but at the … Read More
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