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“We don’t read newspapers because the journalism is so boring”

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English filmmaker, Adam Curtis.
English filmmaker, Adam Curtis.

“Newspapers might come back if they could do some good journalism. I mean the reason we don’t read newspapers these days is because the journalism is so boring.” – Adam Curtis in an interview with The New Statesman. Curtis is the producer of the BBC documentaries The Power of Nightmares and The Century of the Self.

The New Statesman on Adam Curtis: “Adam Curtis remains at the forefront of documentary filmmaking. He began in the early 80s, but his first major breakthrough came in 1992 with Pandora’s Box, a film which warned of the dangers technocratic politics and saw him pick up his first of six career BAFTAs.”

Adam Curtis’ blog at the BBC.

All things Adam Curtis at The Guardian.

Adam Curtis at ThoughtMaybe – a website designed to provoke thought on globalisation; technology; advertising and why we’re here.

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Hollywood’s White Dude Problem

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It’s 2014, and Mother Jones wants to know why women and “people of color” are still are vastly underrepresented in the US media landscape. A report published Wednesday by the Women’s Media Center found that, while some progress toward equality has been made, journalism and entertainment still lack a diversity of voices and a variety in representation. If the US media were a person, he’d be an old white guy.

Take a look at the numbers:

Read the story in Mother Jones.

Download the report from the Women’s Media Center.