Ben H. Bagdikian

  • Woodstein U: Notes on the Mass Production and Questionable Education of Journalists

    More than enough students are enrolled in journalism courses at this moment to replace every professional journalist now employed on an American newspaper. What explains this madcap scramble for jobs that don't exist, and how well are the students prepared? A veteran journalist reports on the state of America's schools of communications.

  • Houston's Shackled Press

    A cautionary tale about journalistic conflicts of interest

  • How the Legionnaires Were Duped

    A graduate of Clark University who served as a navigator in air sea rescue during the war, BEN H. BAGDIKIAN has been a reporter and columnist on one of New England's ablest newspapers, the Providence Journal, since 1947. In April of this year he received a Sidney Hillman Foundation award for a series of articles on the national effects of the internal security program; and he is now in Europe, where, as an Ogden Reid Fellow, he is engaged in a year's study of the party press.

  • What Happened to the Girl Scouts?

    A graduate of Clark University who served as a navigator in air‑sea rescue during the war, BEN H. BAGDIKIAN has been a reporter and columnist on one of New England's ablest newspapers, the Providence Journal, since 1947. With Louis Lyons, Curator of the Nieman Fellows at Harvard, he was one of the first to be alarmed by the policy of retreat disclosed in the article which follows.

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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