Media Matters: STUDY: Media Missing The Mark On Gas Prices

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A Media Matters analysis of print and television coverage of rising gasoline prices between January 1 and February 29 finds that news outlets often provided a shallow and shortsighted treatment of the issue. For instance, several outlets largely overlooked fuel economy standards – a key policy solution that mitigates U.S. vulnerability to price spikes – while promoting increased U.S. drilling …

News & Notes

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The cost of driving keeps going up, the “Megabus Effect,” Ted Nesi talks with the Governor, and more in today’s News & Notes.

News & Notes

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Ad Nauseam 2010: The Year in Car Commercials [DC.Streetsblog] Car sales are up, auto shows are packing them in, and the GM IPO was oversubscribed, but there may be no surer indicator of the auto industry’s recovery than the renewed avalanche of car ads rumbling across every medium. And there’s no better way to get a glimpse of what a …

Streets of Providelphia

In Downcity by Jef Nickerson7 Comments

This afternoon Mathewson Street stood in for Philadelphia as a crew filmed a pilot for an ABC program Body of Evidence. It is one of them Medical Examiner solves crimes type shows zzzzzzzzzz… sorry, I fell asleep. Hopefully it gets picked up though. It would be good for the economy to have another show filmed in the city. ProJo wrote …

Liberty Elm Food Network viewing party – February 22, 2010

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Photo (cc) Sarah Parrott Owners, friends and fans of the Liberty Elm Diner are gathering tomorrow night to watch the Liberty Elm episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on the Food Network, and the public is invited. Host Guy Fieri had just dropped in for the taping last summer (where he signed the wall) when the flapjacks hit the fan …

Metro Transit Study to be released Thursday

In Metro Transit Study, Transportation by Jef Nickerson8 Comments

Photo (cc) Providence Public Library The ProJo has a very good comprehensive story on the Metro Transit Study which is to be officially released on Thursday. Really, it is a good story, the best, most balanced story on RIPTA I think I’ve ever seen in the Journal. I am planning to attend the release event on Thursday morning and will …