Meditation on Tone

Have you noticed how sensitive we’ve all become? It isn’t just that we don’t like being shouted at – after all, that’s what television commercials do. And, it isn’t that we’re offended by, shall we say, “colorful” language. Walk up and down any street and you’re likely to hear words strewn in casual conversation that […]

The New Definition of Newsroom

Season two of “The Newsroom,” HBO and Aaron Sorkin’s take on a television newsgathering organization, began again in mid-July, and the drama/black comedy evokes memories of what we once loved about the media: Young, energetic, save the world mentality, obsessed with divining secrets and outing the bad guys. Think Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, and […]