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Issue 003

The Media Issue

February 18, 2007
We believe in the power of media, so it's hard when we see what a mess it has become. Technology has made it omnipresent in our lives. We are inundated by it, overwhelmed by it, and all too often depressed by its degradation.Yet amid the confusion and chaos, there remain examples of profound creativity and value. In the following pages, we've collected a handful of people and ideas that represent media excellence: what it has been, what it is, and what it can be.We love the possibility and the potential of media-that it can communicate to the world, break down barriers, open doors, and maybe even change things for the better. We're new to media, and we're making it up as we go along-but it is this ideal that inspires us.-5 a.m., 3 hours to press time[revised 5 p.m., 9 hours late-eds.]
MEDIA FEATURES FROM THIS ISSUE:Bad NewsWhen was the last time you watched the network news? DAVID PUNER examines the lengths the networks are willing to go as they try to keep your attention.The 51 Best* Magazines EverIntroduction by Vanity Fair editor GRAYDON CARTERNot TVIt's where you will find the greatest shows on television. JACK LECHNER explains how HBO got to the top-and stayed there.VII Ten photographers are taking pictures that you needs to see. MICHAEL A. M. LERNER chronicles the birth of a renegade photo agency.
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The Media Issue