Wednesday, December 2, 2015

More Layoffs For Journalists Is Sad News For You

In most newsrooms these days, fear reigns. That is no way for a journalist to take on the world — or corruption at your local city hall.

November 5, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich considers his answer to a question during an interview with Reuters in Concord

Women Continue To Confound John Kasich

GOP presidential candidate John Kasich seems to labor under some 1950s retro fantasy that all women are either as ‘angry as Hillary’ or as silly as teeny-boppers.

October 15, 2015
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Critic’s Notebook: Virginia TV Shooting Sparks A Debate Over Viewing Of Footage

The problem when a journalist goes on a killing rampage — he’s going to go all out on social.

August 27, 2015
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Harry Reid Applauds Man Who Hoaxed The Right Wing

“I wish I’d meet this guy and pat him on the back,” Reid said, of the man who roped in right-wing conspiracy theorists.

April 29, 2015
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Prospects Fading For ‘NBC Nightly News’ Anchor Brian Williams’ Return

Brian Williams is gone, but not forgotten — because the story just keeps getting worse.

April 28, 2015

What’s Partisan About Fact?

The lack of GOP enthusiasm for fact-checkers ought to tell you something. Who could have a problem with a fact-checker?

April 27, 2015
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Go, Cavs, And Pass The Confetti

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are up two games to none as the look to rout the ornery Boston Celtics in the 2015 NBA Playoffs.

April 23, 2015

As If ‘Rolling Stone’ Were Our Only Problem

When Rolling Stone retracted the UVA story, they asked Columbia Journalism Review to conduct an independent investigation on what had gone wrong. The answer: Pretty much everything.

April 9, 2015
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Student At Center Of Rolling Stone Story Is Not To Blame, Investigation Authors Say

The Columbia team reiterated Monday that it found deep flaws in the reporting and editing of the woman’s narrative of her allegedly being gang raped at a University of Virginia fraternity.

April 7, 2015
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Journalists Must Rediscover Skepticism

From Ferguson to Charlottesville, the media have been falling down on the job.

March 25, 2015
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Believers Of Ernst Hoax Say A Lot About Who We Are

In politics, the line between the real and the ridiculous is more blurred than ever.

February 18, 2015
Photo: NBC News anchor Brian Williams speaks onstage at 2014 Stand Up For Heroes at Madison Square Garden at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2014 in New York City (AFP/Andrew H. Walker)

Brian Williams Pays Price For Tall Tales

Will Brian Williams ever be able to salvage his reputation?

February 17, 2015
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Stewart, Williams, And Thick Skins

There’s a problem with all of the media focus on Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

February 12, 2015
Photo: NBC News anchor Brian Williams speaks onstage at 2014 Stand Up For Heroes at Madison Square Garden at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2014 in New York City (AFP/Andrew H. Walker)

Why I’m Pulling For Brian Williams

Connie Schultz explains why journalists want Williams’ career to survive.

February 11, 2015
Photo: Top US television anchor Brian Williams says he is taking himself off the air for "several days" as he faces an internal investigation for embellishing an Iraq war story (AFP/Robyn Beck)

Brian Williams’ Lies Are Not Equal To Those Of Fox ‘News’

If Williams worked for Fox News, would anyone care that he lied?

February 11, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Getting Your Story Right On Iraq

Jon Stewart is glad that somebody is finally being held accountable for lying about the Iraq War.

February 10, 2015
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At Least 60 Journalists Killed In 2014, Almost Half In The Middle East

The past three years have been the deadliest on record for journalists.

December 23, 2014
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No Defense For ‘Rolling Stone’ Mistakes

The magazine’s errors should shock every journalist in America.

December 10, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘#NEWSFAIL: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will’

Don’t miss this hilarious story of what happens when two podcasters meet corporate media.

November 22, 2014
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A Big Election With Little Local Journalism

What if you held an election and nobody showed up to cover it?

November 21, 2014

LA Times Names Internet Strategist Nicco Mele Deputy Publisher

Nico Mele has helped politicians win elections through his technological expertise. He now joins the Los Angeles Times as deputy publisher.

November 18, 2014
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Personality Politics And The Decline Of Political Journalism

The latest ridiculous attack against the Clintons speaks volumes about the problem with the media.

October 29, 2014
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May A Million Umbrellas Bloom

The protests in Hong Kong are good news for democracy.

October 1, 2014
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In An Effort To Make A Lesson Better, Missouri’s Teacher Of The Year Found Himself In The Middle Of Violence

By Jessica Bock, St. Louis Post-Dispatch HAZELWOOD, Mo. — The scar on Chris Holmes’ left temple could be considered a marker of the measures he’ll take to make a lesson matter to his journalism students at Hazelwood West High School. After the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, Holmes attended what was supposed […]

September 18, 2014
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Endorse This: Here’s What Happens When You Film The GOP

When Republican politicians assembled for a rally in Dawsonville, Georgia two weekends ago, nobody thought that things could turn violent. But that was before a journalist showed up with a camera. Click above to see what happened when the organizers decided that they didn’t want to be recorded — the confrontation begins at the 14 minute mark […]

September 2, 2014
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