Stories by Rory O'Connor

Filmmaker and journalist Rory O'Connor is the author of "Shock Jocks: Hate Speech and Talk Radio" (AlterNet Books, 2008). O'Connor also writes the Media Is A Plural blog. subscribe to Rory O'Connor's feed

Posted on: May 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A review of Dan Kennedy's new book, The Wired City.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2013, Source: Media Is Plural

Two new books, about the effects and implications of the Internet, suggest a scary digital dystopia awaits us.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2012, Source: Media Is A Plural

Thanks so much, Roger Ailes – we couldn’t have done it without you!

Posted on: Apr 14, 2011, Source: RoryOConnor.org

Two experts explain how the media has reported — and misreported — the ongoing story of the "AfPak war" during the past three decades.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2011, Source: RoryOConnor.org

A barrage of negative comments from viewers and concerns by programmers on PBS has 'Need to Know' producers on the defensive.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2010, Source: MediaChannel.org

Does a company whose motto is "Don't Be Evil" really deserve praise for ending its longstanding cooperation with the Great Firewall of Chinese Internet control?

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009, Source: MediaChannel.org

For the media industry, it was a decade of disruption and decay, of death (newspapers) and birth (new forms of journalism.)

Posted on: Sep 11, 2009, Source: RoryOConnor.org

Denial was the order of the day at a meeting of news chiefs from network TV.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2009, Source: MediaChannel.org

Powerful prosecutor and public figure Patrick Fitzgerald has been waging a chilling private jihad aimed at "killing" a book critical of him.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2008, Source: RoryOConnor.org

Comments by host Jon Justice could prove to be the spark that turns ominous hate speech into real-life acts of hatred.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

1 in 150 kids have some form of autism. Saying that it's all just a racket to make money is beneath contempt.

Posted on: May 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The media and Democrats need to stop buying into -- and promoting -- the so-called "Limbaugh effect."