Leslie Savan blogs for The Nation about media and politics. A three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for her Village Voice column about advertising, Savan is the author of Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Pop Language in Your Life, the Media, and, Like…Whatever and The Sponsored Life: Ads, TV, and American Culture. She has been widely published, including in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York, Mother Jones, and Huffington Post. She has appeared frequently on TV and radio, and is very happy to be a talking head in Helvetica, a film about the font.
Her performance in Iowa this weekend revealed a surprising lack of self-awareness. Plus, it was annoying.
Does it matter what necktie you wear when you declare war?
The media find the hero they’ve been looking for.
Famous TV host says reporters who don’t obey cops fast enough just want TV fame.
Did the massive media conglomerates that gobbled up almost all of the country’s dailies really have the public’s best interests at heart?
Has Glenn Beck really changed?
Why that’s a win for media diversity.