The Daily Pitchfork Is Live

» January 6th, 2015

I’ve been alluding to this project for a while now and, finally, it has come to fruition. I introduce you to The Daily Pitchfork. The site is dedicated to evaluating and exploring the intersection of animals and the media. To keep up with my posts, you should head to the site and subscribe (it’s free) and stay tuned to this site for upcoming interviews and guest posts. Thanks, and I look forward to your feedback. I also thank you in advance for spreading the word.

James

10 Responses to The Daily Pitchfork Is Live

  1. John T. Maher says:

    Media studies is the hottest thing in academia and sexier if outside of the Academy so I do not blame you for venturing afield and pursuing what interests you. The chance to transform thought also is potentially greater than here. I ask only that the Maher Rule be displayed on a post-it note over everyone’s laptop: When humans start discussing animals, the animal escapes the conversation after the second comment.

    Suggest you ask Giovanni Aloito guest post.

    A great new venture. Let the terms of discussion be open to reveal what is actually being discussed and not controlled by normalized and coded references to how critters are used.

    • Marc Bedner says:

      I agree, this is an opportunity to emphasize how the media ignores animals. In the case of grass-fed beef, a discussion of methane emissions quickly gets lost in conflicting studies. From the viewpoint of wildlife, grassfed ranching is far more destructive of habitat than CAFOs. Not that anyone should be supporting CAFOs, of course, but it puts the issue in a different perspective when we realize how many species suffer from the livestock industry.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Where to subscribe to The Daily Pitchfork? Could not locate it on the site.

  3. Abigail says:

    And where exactly on the website do we subscribe? I don’t see a place for that.

  4. Karen Harris says:

    Ditto – please let us know how to subscribe.
    Sounds exciting and much needed.

  5. Elaine Livesey-Fassel says:

    Ms. Neiman was featured on KPCC-FM – Los Angeles, interviewed by Larry Mantle this morning Jan 6, 11:30pm to 12 noon. Listened but call-ins were already too busy to take MY call. NOT a SINGLE mention of ANIMAL cruelty/slaughter – just business of grass fed cattle and climate change/methane et al.,

  6. Layne says:

    Thanks. I look forward to subscribing.

  7. Joan Bollaert says:

    All I could see was to follow on Facebook or Twitter. ?

  8. Ruth says:

    I cant see where on Pitchfork to subscribe.

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