Wednesday, November 4, 2009

This week's topic links

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"

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