Thursday, May 03, 2007


This is potentially an interesting blog, by Craig Hayden of the USC Public Diplomacy center. "up-to-date" (below) seems a stretch considering the site has been updated only twice so far in 2007 but, encouragingly, both posts are dated today, May 3! Stay tuned! Argument-tracking, and questions about why we believe what we believe, constitute an interesting PD exercise. This site traces arguments in the Arab media, but it would be equally interesting to examine the U.S. and W.European media in this manner...
Here's what Hayden writes about the site: "The International Media Argument Project (INTERMAP) is based out of the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy. The purpose of the project is to track arguments in Arab media related to United States policies, actions, and events in the region. The project looks at these arguments through the lens of argument and rhetorical analysis based in communication studies. This website - - provides an up-to-date review of newsworthy events and their coverage in the Arab press."