White Men, Everyone Else: Gender and Ethnic Diversity on Cable News
Media Matters spent the month of April reviewing evening guests on cable news. The results, unfortunately, don’t surprise: CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC “overwhelmingly host male and white guests.”
Read through for the details as the watchdog group breaks down the numbers for each network. We learn, for instance, that “Out of 1,677 total guests, CNN had the largest proportion of men — 76 percent — during the month of April;” and “Fox News had the largest proportion of white guests — 83 percent.”
Hat tip to Chris Hayes, whose show is the most diverse in cable evening news. And getting there isn’t very difficult. “We just would look at the board and say, ‘We already have too many white men. We can’t have more,’” Hayes told Ann Friedman at the Columbia Journalism Review back in March. “Really, that was it.”
Images: Diversity On Evening Cable News, via Media Matters. Select to embiggen.
Google presents global time-lapse views
Thanks to a new tool released by Google, NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey and Time magazine, the changes made to any location on Earth between 1984 and 2012 can be charted out.
As you can see above, the changes to Los Angeles aren’t all that drastic, but there are plenty crazy changes in other parts of the world:
Photos: Google Earth Engine
These are so cool! (Still not totally sold on that “don’t be evil” thing, though.)
Source: Los Angeles Times
Redesign and illustrations for Judith Schalansky’s Atlas of Remote Islands
by Trent Edwards.
We don’t see “Island of Misfit Toys” anywhere on here. Is there another volume?
The Big Map of North American English Dialects
The map and page might look like a mess, but the North American English Dialects Map is fascinating mess to go through.
With English dialects throughout North America, audio samples, linguistic explanations and more, it’s a great place for language fans to spend their time.
Federal data released for the first time shows the wildly different amounts hospitals are charging Medicare to perform the same procedure.
See how hospitals near you are charging with this New York Times interactive.
This chart from the Washington Post lets you compare the highest and lowest averages in your state.