Errol Morris, a well-known filmmaker and a fellow of the AAAS (see his bio on the above site) has been writing a series if Opinion Articles in the NYT Opinionator.
See his 7 part series on The Case of the Inappropriate Alarm Clock, followed by Thought Experiment No. 1, and More Inappropriate Alarm Clocks, and 2 part essay/interview on It Was All Started by a Mouse (Part 1). All of this (at-least to me) seem to be a very good a relevant essay in imaging and photography as it applies to journalism, fact reporting, and generating opinions via media.
We will cover some of these topics in our class this term too.