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First of all, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I know you have a choice between many news sites when you are seeking information about world events, and I really appreciate you stopping here, even if it is for a short visit.

This blog was started in January 2011 by Dr. John F. Kirch, an assistant professor of journalism and new media at Towson University. Dr. Kirch (that’s me) writes for the site and serves as its editor-in-chief. The site’s main purpose is to generate a discussion about the role that the news media play in the political process here in the United States and around the world. It will contain news, commentary and analysis of journalism, politics and media history. The site will aggregate stories from around the web that examine the impact the news media has on politics as well as the impact politics has on the news media. Please consider this site your one-stop for analysis on the relationship between politics and journalism.

The stories that I believe are the most newsworthy will be placed in the middle column, where my postings will also appear. The right sidebar includes short briefs from around the world that deal with the intersection of journalism and public policy debate.

There is also a growing list of online readings and books that examine the relationship between politics and the news media. The site welcomes and encourages civil discussion, suggestions, and even contributions from other writers. If you feel that the site is missing a major story, please let me know via

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