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  James Fallows - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Fallows is an American print and radio journalist who has been associated with The Atlantic Monthly for many years and has written seven books.
Fallows was born and raised in Redlands, California.
Fallows has received numerous honorary degrees, including from the University of Utah, the University of Maryland, the University of Redlands, and in 2006 Northwestern University.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/James_Fallows   (720 words)

 frontline: why america hates the press: James Fallows | PBS
Fallows: In my book I describe Maureen Dowd of the New York Times in what I thought was fairly positive and respectful terms, pointing out that she has, in effect, taken over the baton from Sam Donaldson of being the representative White House journalist in describing things often with an attitude and an edge.
Fallows: I argue in a way that I think is, again, weirdly flattering John McLaughlin, that he might be the most important figure in modern Washington journalism in the last ten or fifteen years, because he both invented an intellectual style and invented an economic underpinning to make that intellectual style go.
Fallows: Well, there was a particular case where, I believe it was a somewhat junior congressman going on a junket sponsored by the insurance industry and, unfortunately for Sam Donaldson, this same industry had paid him, I believe, in the range of $30,000 to deliver a speech a few months earlier.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/press/interviews/fallows.html   (8681 words)

 Booknotes Transcript
JAMES FALLOWS: Well I think the surprise of the first week or so in Japan or if anybody who's in Japan not living in a luxury hotel is how you have a country that we all know is so rich and yet it's not very rich.
JAMES FALLOWS: I get a call from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and they say well you were complaining about this or that and we'd like to discuss this further and then I have a meeting and they bring in charts this high.
JAMES FALLOWS: I think that that my both my strategy and I think my skill is a my my competitive advantage if we are talking about if we are talking in competitiveness terms relative to other people is this trying to make the main point as concisely as I can.
www.booknotes.org /Transcript/index_print.asp?ProgramID=1320   (14589 words)

 James Fallows: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
James Fallows is an American[For more info, click on this link] print and radio journalist who has been associated with The Atlantic Monthly The Atlantic Monthly quick summary:
The atlantic monthly (also known as the atlantic) is an american literary/cultural magazine founded in november 1857 by james russell lowell]...
Fallows was born and raised in Redlands, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/j/ja/james_fallows.htm   (1305 words)

 James Fallows
Enter James Fallows, former editor of The Atlantic Monthly and US News and World Report and frequent commentator for NPR.
According to Fallows, most of the modern media establishment has blurred the line between news and entertainment, lost touch with the sentiments of average people, and overaccentuated conflict as the cornerstone of news reporting.
Fallows deftly skewers the aforementioned telepundits, citing distortion by the star-making realities of television exposure as the main contributor to modern journalistic malaise.
www.kevincmurphy.com /fallows.html   (550 words)

 Commentary Magazine - National Defense, by James Fallows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
...In the introduction to this book Fallows tells us that he was a Vietnam draftdodger: after this confession (if it is such) the message of his ad hominem attacks seems to be that whereas he has overcome his irrational biases (because he flaunts them), others can be dismissed because they have yet to do so...
...In his discussion of the American army's reliance on attrition strategies, Fallows is on surer ground, although he underestimates the extent to which attrition was a concept imposed by civilian analysts (who for the most part are dealt with more lightly than their military counterparts) in search of quantifiable measures of tactical success...
...Fallows records that the army dropped the ELIOT A. COHEN, a new contributor, is a teaching fellow in the department of government at Harvard...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V72I2P68-1.htm   (2272 words)

 Noted Journalist James Fallows Previews "The War after the War"
Fallows addressed the students directly much of the time, as they are the ones growing up in a confusing world embroiled in international conflict.
Fallows apologized for taking time to explain Iraq’s position (although he went on to spend much more time describing the motivation and thinking behind US policy).
Fallows remarked that during the lead-up to the Iraq war, he was in the "What’s the rush?" camp, saying that the dangers of attacking seemed very real and more dangerous than not attacking.
baltimorechronicle.com /may03_warafterwar.html   (1541 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Style Live: Showcase
Fallows spoke to Zuckerman afterward and then sent out an e-mail message saying Zuckerman wanted it known that his firing was Evans's decision.
Fallows, a protege of Washington Monthly Editor Charlie Peters, is a former Jimmy Carter speechwriter who became Washington editor of the Atlantic and a National Public Radio commentator.
Fallows, who had never been a news manager, has told friends he would probably return to some combination of magazine work, book writing and radio commentary.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/features/fallows.htm   (1051 words)

 Reason magazine -- November 1994
Fallows argues that East Asia, with Japan at the lead, has evolved a form of political economy that is systematically more effective than a free-market approach at producing sustained economic growth and the geopolitical power that eventually follows.
Astonishingly, Fallows betrays not the faintest awareness of recent work on the economics of growth and neoclassical updates of comparative advantage models, some of which he might have used to bolster his case.
Fallows is not entirely off base when he charges that for Americans political economics is "an essentially religious question," though he seems to have forgotten the proverbial advice to people who live in glass houses.
www.reason.com /9411/bk.grad.html   (2553 words)

 James Fallows Becomes Executive Producer of Agenda 2002 for IDG
Fallows, National Correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, has been an avid champion of the industry, but also a keen and candid observer, interpreting technology's broader impact in context of history, politics, sociology and economics.
Fallows has published critical and insightful analysis of the technology industry for over two decades including more than 50 technology articles for The Atlantic Monthly, 50 columns in the Industry Standard and many others in the New York Review of Books and Slate.
Fallows was one of the first journalists to write about the emergence of the World Wide Web and warned just before the Nasdaq peak that "casino-style speculation rather than productive investment" had neared its limit (March 6, 2000, Industry Standard).
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=105&STORY=/www/story/06-19-2001/0001517241   (914 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Live Online -- OnPolitics "Free Media"
James Fallows: This is a discussion for another time, but again my preference would be to have one or two official marshals or guards -- or maybe one uniformed, one plainclothes -- be the only armed folks on the plane.
James Fallows: Yes, I agree -- this is finally a matter of the "threat assessment" or cost-benefit calcualtion that we carry out, individually and collectively, about what we're afraid of and what costs we're willing toput up with to be protected.
James Fallows: To skip to your last question, I think there really will be hell to pay if there is further evidence of "help on the ground." It is intolerable enough to think of this terrorist cell.
discuss.washingtonpost.com /zforum/01/freemedia_fallows091201.htm   (6490 words)

 The return of James Fallows 07/03/98   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fallows, one of the more provocative voices in journalism, was effectively silenced, as he disappeared into his office and struggled to turn around a publication that nobody cares about.
Now that Zuckerman has dumped him, Fallows will be free to do what he does best: write and comment on issues that go beyond the hot news of the day.
Fallows did manage to import some impressive new talent at U.S. News, and his firing of buckraking pundit Steve Roberts may have justified his entire editorship.
home.earthlink.net /~dkennedy56/phoenix_980703fallows.html   (398 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: Writer Profile :: JAMES M. FALLOWS
JAMES M. When the current drive to change ROTC's status began here last fall, Harvard's crew was heading for the Olympic trials, Humphrey and Nixon were breezing into town in search of votes, and Jacqueline Kennedy was hinting that she might soon move to Greece.
JAMES M. Graduate students who are drafted next year will apparently be able to postpone their induction until the end of a semester of study, according to the Selective Service System's most recent clarification of next year's draft prospects.
JAMES M. The Radcliffe Union of Students and the Radcliffe Trustees met for two hours of heated debate last night and finally turned to the formation of another committee as the solution to their problems.
www.thecrimson.com /writer.aspx?id=2256   (3769 words)

 Did James Fallows Learn the Truth About Microsoft
Unfortunately, Fallows' agreement with Microsoft also included another stipulation that was as inevitable as it was disappointing -- he promised not to reveal most of what he learned about the company as a result of working for it.
Fallows doesn't pull any punches when it comes to Microsoft's monopoly status, saying he has been a critic of the company, but no where does he connect the dots and reveal that what he saw may have been effected by it.
Fallows' observation may explain a good deal about Microsoft, such as why some of its software is packed with unexpected features, even while it lacks more essential features and fails the ease-of-use test.
www.transparencynow.com /reform/fallows1.htm   (2647 words)

 Free Flight by James Fallows and Air Rage by Anonymous and Andrew R. Thomas - R A I N T A X I o n l i n e
One can't really fault Fallows for his timing; he had no way of knowing that, by the time his book was published, a good percentage of the American population would have sworn off flying altogether.
Fallows may be heralding a revolution in transportation on par with the advent of the automobile, but, at least for now, history seems to have dumped him on the curb.
Fallows gets considerably less access to Eclipse than he does to Cirrus: The company will, in fact, only allow him into their factory on the condition that he does not describe what he sees there.
www.raintaxi.com /online/2001winter/fallows-thomas.shtml   (1137 words)

 Free Flight: James Fallows's Vision of General Aviation's Future
Fallows, a recent "convert" to general aviation, paints an eloquent picture of the industry's status while describing how current and future GA technologies can be used to help realize the dream of simple, safe, reliable travel for the general public.
Fallows begins his book by explaining the differences between two cultures of the aviation world, the enthusiasts and the civilians.
Fallows relates that, even though light aircraft are not inexpensive or necessarily very practical — compared to the automobile — the enthusiasts have kept general aviation alive, though not necessarily thriving, through their sheer love of flying and anything associated with it.
www.avweb.com /news/reviews/181837-1.html   (889 words)

 Did James Fallows Learn the Truth About Microsoft
It was explicitly made aware of that at some point in the negotiations since Fallows says their agreement lets him keep ownership of any of his ideas the company doesn't use, in case he wants to sell his own word processor "in competition with theirs".
Microsoft's response was to grant Fallows entry, even as it held him at bay, perhaps so it could learn what he had to offer, but definitely so it could discover what he might create as a competitor and stop him either from going elsewhere or from writing critical commentary about the company.
Fallows also tells us he left mid-year, although he doesn't explain what phase of the design process this was and whether it was his preplanned time to leave, based on his agreement to work as a consultant for a fixed period.
www.transparencynow.com /reform/fallows2.htm   (2623 words)

 slacktivist: President James Fallows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fallows provides a dismaying summary of the cost and the opportunity costs of President Bush's invasion and occupation of Iraq.
James Fallows would make a better president and a better commander in chief than George W. Bush.
Fallows discusses President Bush's statement -- which summarizes and shapes his overall approach in the war on terror -- that, "They hate us for who we are.
slacktivist.typepad.com /slacktivist/2004/09/president_james.html   (1096 words)

 Monkeyfist.com: James Fallows Survives the Belly of the Beast
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 January 21, James Fallows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In July, James Fallows took the media establishment by surprise when he was named editor of U.S. News and World Report, after a 17-year career as Washington editor of The Atlantic Monthly.
Fallows is already making major changes in staff and policy at U.S. News and World Report, indicating he is holding himself accountable to accusations made in his book.
Fallows insists the media must change if the news business is to survive and thrive.
www.calvin.edu /january/1997/fallows.htm   (156 words)

 CJR - Books - Breaking the News, by James Fallows, and They Only Look Dead, by E.J. Dionne, Jr.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
James Fallows's Breaking the News is a much-publicized blast that restates the obvious: American public life is in trouble, and many of the journalists who could help save it are instead accelerating its decline.
Fallows takes on by name people like Robert Pear of The New York Times, Cokie Roberts of ABC and National Public Radio, her husband Steve Roberts of U.S. News and World Report, and Margaret Carlson of Time.
Fallows takes, as an example, the 1993-94 health care reform effort, which he says was covered by The New York Times's Robert Pear as if it were only the sum of cynical special interests rather than also a struggle to serve different visions of the public good.
archives.cjr.org /year/96/2/books-hume.asp   (1930 words)

 Amazon.com: BREAKING THE NEWS : How the Media Undermine American Democracy: Books: James Fallows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fallows, himself a frequent guest on shows like Meet the Press and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, blasts TV talk shows and the lecture circuit, which, in his opinion, breed polarization and overstatement while trivializing the issues.
Fallows argues that at least part of this process is propelled by the phenomenon of corporate acquisition of news agencies by large conglomerates whose concern for "the bottom line" has corrupted the news organization's fabled ability to maintain objectivity and disinterest.
It is this unintended consequence of the change in the news that Fallows is most concerned with, for to the extent the media becomes an element in managing the news rather than a disinterested purveyor of it, it becomes a potentially anti-democratic vehicle for anyone clever enough and cynical enough to manipulate it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/067944209X?v=glance   (2190 words)

 James Wolcott: Cornered   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fallows would probably say he didn't want to deal with “hacks,” but not even calling them to hear what they would have had to say is pretty incredible.
Fallows had extensive email correspondence, starting last August, with the Public Affairs Officer for that organization, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Wellman, who arranged an interview with its commander, Lieutenant General Dave Petraeus, in September.
Fallows pointed out in his article, and as he has records to demonstrate, the Pentagon's press office turned down his requests to interview Major General Paul Eaton and others who had been involved in the training effort.
jameswolcott.com /archives/2005/12/cornered.php   (484 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Looking At The Sun: The Rise Of The New East Asian Economic And Political System - ...
In fact, as James Fallows vividly demonstrates, the theories we embrace to explain how nations rise and fall have prevented us from seeing the true nature of this new system and its enormous impact on us.
Fallows takes Americans to task for assuming that all people and cultures are essentially the same.
Fallows posits the thesis that the postwar American occupation influenced Japan in ways the United States is only beginning to analyze.
search.barnesandnoble.com /booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=6U9NQJ0AGJ&isbn=0679761624&itm=7   (802 words)

 The Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture Series: James Fallows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fallows has written award-winning books about a wide variety of topics, from military policy and international relations to immigration, mental testing, and the rise of the computer industry.
Fallows joined the Atlantic Monthly in 1979 and prior to that he spent two years as chief speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter.
Raised in Redlands, California, where he attended public schools, Fallows studied American history and literature at Harvard, where he was president of the Harvard Crimson.
www.siu.edu /~honors/lecture/fallows.html   (294 words)

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