Bright Light Small City is an independent blog, dedicated to providing education news and analysis from Minneapolis. Although I am always open to suggestions (to a point), being an independent journalist means I have no steady source of financial support for the writing I do here. It makes no economic sense for me to keep this blog afloat (just ask my family members!).

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What happens to a society fed a diet of rushed, re-purposed, thinly reported “content”? Or “branded content” that is really merchandising–propaganda–posing as journalism?

–Bill Moyers, “The Challenge of Journalism is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy”

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