The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of the Media

How did the royal family keep Kate Middleton’s wedding dress a secret from those pesky reporters? [Time]

In 2005, reporter Chris Hondros‘ haunting photos of Iraqi children who lost their parents in the war changed the way the world felt about civilian casualties. This week he returned to Iraq to show the children the photos that changed the war. [Poynter Institute]

The New Yorker chronicles the life and death of reality TV (to those who argue that reality TV is still great, have you watched Jersey Shore?). [New Yorker]

Blogging changes the way we communicate, from life to death. Read the story of one blogger’s postmortem farewell. [CNN]


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