Media Matters

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Just yesterday a young man stopped me in the hallway to ask about the effects of media on family life and how children develop. I did not hesitate to state that the media we consume and encourage within our homes has tremendous influence.

For years social scientists have battled to determine how much children’s behavior is influenced by TV, movies, books and music they ingest. In recent years it has become quite popular to state that violent media, including video games, ...

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My Open Letter to PixL TV

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This is a letter to the executives at PixL, a television network with which I recently became familiar. I have a bone to pick with them. I understand they are based in Dallas, but I’m sure they get the Standard-Journal. Who doesn’t?

To Whom It May Concern,

About two weeks ago I was flipping through our 500+ channels, looking for something to watch in the evening with my wife. The on-screen directory showed a program titled “Soda Springs”. I had avoided watching ...

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