Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Views of the News, Nov. 18, 2009

Is "crowd-funding" the future of journalism? ... "The Daily Show," Sean Hannity, and the misuse of file footage ... and, "Web scraping" of the accused. Panelists: Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis, Marty Steffens.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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Views of the News, Nov. 11, 2009

Media coverage of the Ft. Hood shootings and the "Islamist extremist" angle ... an overblown sweeps promo on local TV ... and, did the Innocence Project student reporters pay for friendly interviews? Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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Ft. Hood Shootings: the "Islamist" Connection

Martha Raddatz, Brian Ross, Mary-Rose Abraham and Rehab El-Buri, ABC News: "Senior Official: More Hasan Ties to People Under Investigation by FBI"

Brit Media and the Afghan War

Overblown Sweeps Promo

Stephanie Schaefer, KMIZ-TV: "Board Aims to End YouZeum Struggles"

Did Students Pay Sources for Innocence Interviews?

Emma Graves Fitzsimmons, The New York Times: "Prosecutors Say Students Paid Witness to Aid Case"

Supreme Court Justice Sought Prior Restraint

Adam Liptak, The New York Times: "From Justice Kennedy, a Lesson in Journalism"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Views of the News, Nov. 4, 2009

Did the Republican gains in yesterday's elections amount to an Obama loss? ... a prosecutor investigates Chicago's Innocence Project students ... and, is media polarization actually healthy? Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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Did Obama Lose Last Night?

Dan Balz, The Washington Post: "Gubernatorial contests serve as warning to Democrats: It's not 2008 anymore"

Liz Halloran, NPR: "GOP Victories Offer a Warning to Democrats"

Fox News: "GOP Gains Could Hurt Obama Political Capital, If Not Agenda"

John Dickerson, Slate: "What a Difference a Year Makes: How last night's election results were bad for Obama"

Mark Preston, CNN: "Analysis: Elections not a referendum on Obama"

Gary Langer, ABC News: "'09 Exit Polls: Voters Approve of Obama, Wary of Economy"

Media Matters: "Media in 2001: Off-year elections have little national significance"

Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal: "We're Governed by Callous Children: Americans feel increasingly disheartened, and our leaders don't even notice"

Government Intervention to "Save the News Media?"

Federal Communications Commission: "Steven Waldman Named to Lead Commission Effort on Future of Media in a Changing Technological Landscape"

Leonard Downie, Jr. and Michael Schudson: "The Reconstruction of American Journalism"

Bob Garfield, On the Media: "Take For Granted" (interview with Downie)

Nick Coleman, Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Subsidies? For news? Whoa, Nelly"

Alan Mutter, Reflections of a Newsosaur blog: "Wild guesses won't solve journalism crisis"

Prosecutor Investigates Innocence Project Students

Monica Davey, The New York Times: "Prosecutors Turn Tables on Student Journalists"

The Innocence Project at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Carol Pardun and Bill Cassidy, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC): "Students Investigate Old Conviction; Prosecutor Investigates Students; AEJMC Urges Subpoena Quash"

Tim McGuire, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication: "Let's not let Medill Innocence Project be another Hazelwood"

Media Polarization: Who Says It's a Bad Thing?

John Harwood, The New York Times: "If Fox is Partisan, It Is Not Alone"