Archive for the ‘pop culture’ Category

03 Aug, 2009

What’s hotter than New York? The news.

Posted by: Marian Salzman In: media| news coverage| pop culture

And the blurring of news and pop culture rages on. … What’s been a hotter global news story lately than Michael Jackson, the pop star of all pop stars? Our culture has even turned our journalists into pop personalities, speculating on their dating habits, their political leanings, questioning their fashion choices, even flagrantly invading their [...]

04 Jul, 2009

The King of Pop is the news

Posted by: Marian Salzman In: Iran| Michael Jackson| global news| pop culture

A quick glance at newsstands and TV schedules confirms that consumers have an insatiable appetite for celebrities and human-interest stories. News coverage of the controversial Iranian elections and street protests had begun to die down until the murder of a pretty 20-something woman, Neda, was caught on camera and video and broadcast worldwide, putting a [...]