In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the purchase of Time Inc. by the Meredith Corporation, sexual assault claims at a chain of massage spas, and net neutrality.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Time magazine and its adjacent properties shaped a generation of journalism. Niki referenced Alan Brinkley’s biography of its founder, Henry Luce. Natalia cited Niki’s book on the rise of conservative media, Messengers of the Right.
- A Buzzfeed news article by Katie J.M. Baker reported 180 sexual assault cases at Massage Envy, a large chain of massage therapy spas. Natalia referenced an article in Massage magazine emphasizing why “massage therapist” (not masseur/masseuse) is now widely used.
- Net neutrality is under threat. Neil historicized the amorphous idea using this Cnet piece; Niki referenced Danny Kimball’s Washington Post article about the concept’s historical precedents.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History: