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Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Apr 2013

Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Mike Niman discusses the future of journalism in a PR-dominated communication environment. In particular, he examines the migration of talent from journalism to the PR industry, the collapse of mainstream journalism and the role of an emergent alternative media as American journalism goes through metamorphosis from what it was to what it could become. Journalism is a social good that should equip people to understand and resist spin. Niman argues that mainstream American journalism, rather than rising to this challenge, has transparently succumbed to serving as an arm of the corporate PR industry, thus laying the groundwork for its own ...


Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Apr 2013

Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Mike Niman discusses the future of journalism in a PR-dominated communication environment. In particular, he examines the migration of talent from journalism to the PR industry, the collapse of mainstream journalism and the role of an emergent alternative media as American journalism goes through metamorphosis from what it was to what it could become. Journalism is a social good that should equip people to understand and resist spin. Niman argues that mainstream American journalism, rather than rising to this challenge, has transparently succumbed to serving as an arm of the corporate PR industry, thus laying the groundwork for its own ...


Going Anti-Postal: What Kind Of Nation Won't Fund A Post Office, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Feb 2012

Going Anti-Postal: What Kind Of Nation Won't Fund A Post Office, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Ron Paul + Potheads = Racist Dopes, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Feb 2012

Ron Paul + Potheads = Racist Dopes, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Ron Paul’s popularity, given his history of racism, is troubling. More troubling, however, is the willingness of his supporters, an odd coalition of one-percenter corporatists and anti-war pothead libertarians, to ignore or excuse these views. Read more: http://artvoice.com/issues/v11n5/getting_a_grip


This'll Kill Ya: Pepper Spray And The Modern Lexicon Of "Less Than Lethal" Oppression., Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Dec 2011

This'll Kill Ya: Pepper Spray And The Modern Lexicon Of "Less Than Lethal" Oppression., Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


I Didn’T Mourn Steve Jobs, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Nov 2011

I Didn’T Mourn Steve Jobs, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Apple is good at separating consumers from their money, but the price its workers pay is much greater, writes Michael I. Niman


The Shanti Sena “Peace Center” And The Non-Policing Of An Anarchist Temporary Autonomous Zone: Rainbow Family Peacekeeping Strategies, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Feb 2011

The Shanti Sena “Peace Center” And The Non-Policing Of An Anarchist Temporary Autonomous Zone: Rainbow Family Peacekeeping Strategies, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

This article utilizes ethnographic methods and government documents to examine the self-policing and peacekeeping strategies of the Rainbow Family, a nonviolent acephalous intentional community that holds massive weeklong gatherings around the globe. It is a case study that examines the efficacy of these methods, comparing them to those traditional police agencies employ under similar conditions. It contextualizes these strategies by examining other utopian and anarchist communities and movements such as Critical Mass bike rides. This study demonstrates how smiling, chanting, listening, social pressure, and social capital all play into forming a more effective and less violent approach toward peacekeeping.


I Am The Enemy: A Unionized Public Employee Speaks Out, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Feb 2011

I Am The Enemy: A Unionized Public Employee Speaks Out, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

According to right wing commentators, university professor Michael I. Niman is one of those public employees responsible for the coming downfall of Western civilisation


I'M Okay, You're Criminally Insane: Life In A Neurotic Fear State, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Jan 2011

I'M Okay, You're Criminally Insane: Life In A Neurotic Fear State, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Michael I. Niman finds a direct line between the shooting of an Arizona congresswoman and the creation of a neurotic fear state. Mixed in with all the logical, rational condemnation of violent rhetoric, however, is a bit of kneejerk lunacy


Tax The Rich, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Dec 2010

Tax The Rich, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Tax The Rich, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Dec 2010

Tax The Rich, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Fed up seeing your life become increasingly stressed with more debt and less cash in your pocket? Michael I. Niman has the answer, in three words


Our March Toward Intolerance, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Aug 2010

Our March Toward Intolerance, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


We're Marching Toward Intolerance, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Aug 2010

We're Marching Toward Intolerance, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Bp's Dumb Investors Demand Their Dividends, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Jun 2010

Bp's Dumb Investors Demand Their Dividends, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


It's Enouch To Make You Die Laughing, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Mar 2010

It's Enouch To Make You Die Laughing, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Politics Of Snow, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Feb 2010

The Politics Of Snow, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

‘Snowpocalypse’ isn’t an act of god; it’s a combination of anti-tax southerners and a changing climate, says Michael I. Niman


You Can’T Be Nonviolent Without Violence: The Rainbow Family’S Nonkilling Nomadic Utopia And Its Survival Of Persistent State Violence, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Dec 2009

You Can’T Be Nonviolent Without Violence: The Rainbow Family’S Nonkilling Nomadic Utopia And Its Survival Of Persistent State Violence, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Since 1972, the Rainbow Family of Living Light, a nonhierarchical nomadic community, has been holding large temporary gatherings in remote forests around the world to pray for world peace and to create a model of a functioning utopian society. Wherever and whenever they gather, the temporary Rainbow city remains essentially unchanged, modeling what anarchist theorist Hakim Bey calls the Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ). Revolutions, Bey writes, seek permanent change and, in doing so, lead to violence and martyrdom. Revolutionaries aim to hold territory. The TAZ, by contrast, does not directly engage the state, but instead “liberates an area (of land ...


The Political Tsunami: Not All Death And Destruction Is Natural, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Dec 2009

The Political Tsunami: Not All Death And Destruction Is Natural, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Unlike many disasters that befall the Third and Fourth Worlds, the 2004 Tsunami was both large and unique enough to dominate the western press. The stories in the mainstream media, however, were rather simplistic, sticking to a feel good script of nations uniting to offer aid to the tidal wave’s unfortunate victims. Meanwhile, without much media attention, the Indonesian government used the cover of the Tsunami and the ensuing relief efforts, to intensify its war against rebels in its break-away Ache province – which suffered from the brunt of the Tsunami. Also ignored by the western mass media, was the ...


The War On Twitter, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Oct 2009

The War On Twitter, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Michael I. Niman tells how the Feds busted a Twitter tweeter and impounded Curious George and Buffy videos in a terror probe.


Cash For Clunkers?, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Jul 2009

Cash For Clunkers?, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Landfilling old gas-guzzlers for new gas-guzzlers isn’t green – it’s a subsidy for the motor industry, argues Michael I. Niman


Reboot America: Lessons From Post-Consumerist Cuba, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Mar 2009

Reboot America: Lessons From Post-Consumerist Cuba, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Truth And Lies, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Jan 2009

Truth And Lies, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

It’s not a political ideology or position. Truth is the truth. It’s honesty and accuracy, says Michael I. Niman


Why They Want To Kill The Motor Industry, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Dec 2008

Why They Want To Kill The Motor Industry, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Mikael I. Niman tells why the Republicans will sacrifice the US auto industry in their bid to kill off the labor unions


The Era Of Greed Is Over, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Nov 2008

The Era Of Greed Is Over, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Why has socialism got such a bad rap in the US? Just check who controls the flow of information, writes Michael I. Niman


Weirdos Riot, Media Gets It Wrong, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Jul 2008

Weirdos Riot, Media Gets It Wrong, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Michael I. Niman is concerned by media treatment of a hippie riot that never happened


Food Fight: From Haiti To Laos, People Are Starving – But They Refuse To Do It Quietly, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. May 2008

Food Fight: From Haiti To Laos, People Are Starving – But They Refuse To Do It Quietly, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Finishing In The Money (An Early Look At The 2008 Presidential Election), Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Jan 2008

Finishing In The Money (An Early Look At The 2008 Presidential Election), Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

An early look at the 2008 presidential election "horse race."


Zeitgeist Shift: Too Little Too Late, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Nov 2007

Zeitgeist Shift: Too Little Too Late, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Racism And New York’S Anti-Indian Casino Movement, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Dec 2006

Racism And New York’S Anti-Indian Casino Movement, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.