Dr. Michael I. Niman is a professor of journalism and media studies at Buffalo State College. His previous columns are archived at www.mediastudy.com and are available globally through syndication. This story originally appeared at The Public on November 29, 2017.
Posts by Michael I. Niman
Not content to let the nation celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in peace, CNN and the president were back at it, twisted together in... Read More
One hot, muggy summer day a few years back I was walking with a friend across a public university campus in Buffalo, New York,... Read More
One easily predictable but generally unexpected result of the 2010 Republican sweep of statehouses around the country has been a plethora of angry man-boy... Read More
There was a time not too long ago when mantles lined with Christmas cards were as ubiquitous as Christmas trees, when birthdays bestowed us... Read More
Most cities have some signature annual event that celebrates a unique aspect of their local culture. While New Orleans’s Mardi Gras is a massive,... Read More