Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Views of the News, July 29, 2009

Sarah Palin's farewell address ... the effect of free online viewing on TV news ... and, Paul Pepper moves to radio. Panelists: Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis, Marty Steffens.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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Robert Blanco, USA TODAY: Walter Cronkite's passing: A death in everyone's family

Robert MacMillan, Reuters: U.S. business magazines face a shakeout

Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor, Reuters: UPDATE 1-U.S. schedules trials of new swine flu vaccine

Michael Kinsley, Slate: Who's Better Informed, Newspaper Readers or Web Surfers?

Views of the News, July 22, 2009

A remembrance of Walter Cronkite, and a look at how his legacy has fared ... the financial health of the magazine industry ... and, who is better informed: a consumer only of the local newspaper, or only of online news? Panelists: Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis, Amanda Hinnant.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Views of the News, July 8, 2009

Coverage of the Michael Jackson memorial, the Billy Mays 911 call, and Sarah Palin's resignation ... and, a "Pepper and Friends" protest. Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Rod Gelatt.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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David Hinckley, New York Daily News: "Media just responding to Michael Jackson fans' demands with Staples Center memorial coverage"

T.J. Greaney, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Families' pain needn't be broadcast"

Shai Oster and Gordon Fairclough, The Wall Street Journal: "Deadly Ethnic Riots Pose Fresh Crisis for Beijing"

Jane Macartney, The Times of London: "China takes control of news agenda after Uighurs riot in Urumqi"

Al-Jazeera English: "Uighur exiles deny China riot claim"

Jad Mouawad, The New York Times: "Newspaper Apologizes for Seeming to Sell Access"

Michael Calderone, Politico: "Weymouth: WaPo launches internal review"

James Rainey, The Los Angeles TImes: "Journalism 'salons' needn't be hair-raising"

Todd S. Purdum, Vanity Fair: "It Came from Wasilla"

Peter Kafka, All Things Digital Blog: "Sarah Palin Is a Hit for Vanity Fair. But She's No Jessica Simpson--Or Miley Cyrus!"

Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America: "Palin, the press, and her "no mas" moment"

Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston, "Palin: 'I am not a quitter; i am a fighter'"

Ed Bark, Uncle Barky's blog: "Sarah Palin and CNN? Far-fetched maybe, but betcha someone's thought about it"

Felix Gillette, The New York Observer: "Palin to Punditry? Probably Not"

Jonathon Braden, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Show of Support: Protesters line up outside TV station"

Pepper protest video shot by the Tribune's Gerik Parmele:

Maureen McCollum, KBIA News: "Fans Try to Save 'Pepper and Friends'"

Emily Ponder, Columbia Missourian: "'Pepper and Friends' supporters gather to protest the show's cancellation"

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Views of the News, July 1, 2009

A look at the week's coverage of the Mark Sanford affair, the Al Franken court battle for a Senate seat, and Michael Jackson's death. Panelists: Lee Wilkins, Rod Gelatt, Marty Steffens.

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Michael Jackson Primetime Shuffle:

Jackson Death Via New Media:’s-death/

Online Journalists Break News of Jackson’s Death:

Senators Introduce Legislation:

Reporters Without Borders:

Gannett Announces Layoffs:

Seattle Courant Folds:

California Budget Crisis:

Vanity Fair's Article on Sarah Palin