Tag: 9/11

by Scott Rosenberg

A lot of virtual ink has already been spilled, by me and others, on the now-infamous Washington Post Public Enemy correction. (If you missed it, the Post ran a correction explaining that a story had “incorrectly said a Public Enemy song declared 9/11 a joke. The song refers to 911, the emergency phone number.” The [...] more »

by Henry Jenkins

“In times of terror, when everyone is something of a conspirator, everybody will be in the position of having to play detective” —Walter Benjamin 1938 In the research on media effects, one of the most fully developed findings is what is known as the “mean world syndrome.” Research finds that the average citizen grossly over-estimates [...] more »