Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Views of the News, Apr. 28, 2010

Obama vs. the Washington press corps ... journalists paying for stolen merchandise to get a scoop ... California tries to restrict video-game sales ... and, the government tries to teach "tweens" the secrets of advertising. Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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White House/Press Corps Feud

Josh Gerstein & Patrick Gavin, Politico: "Why reporters are down on President Obama"

Paying for (Stolen?) Apple Secrets

David Carr, The New York Times: "Monetizing an iPhone Spectacle"

Michael Scherer, Time Magazine's Swampland blog: "Apple vs. Journalism"

Nick Bilton, The New York Times Bits Blog: "Can Gizmodo Win the iPhone Legal Battle?"

Protecting Kids from Violent Games

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press: "Free speech versus kids and violent video games"

SCOTUS WIKI (Case info from the U.S. Supreme Court): "Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association"

Government Game Teaches Ad Literacy

Stuart Elliot, The New York Times: "In a World of Ads, Teaching the Young How to Read Them"

Federal Trade Commission:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Views of the News, Apr. 21, 2010

What are, and should be, the minimum press credentials needed to cover government? Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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Who's Fit to Cover Government?

Michelle Hagopian, Columbia Missourian: "Missouri News Horizon denied House gallery access"

Dan K. Thomasson, The Millford Daily News: "Disrespect for the press"

Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri, Washington Examiner: "Arianna huffs about overbooked celebs at WHCD" (White House Correspondents Dinner)

Howard Kurtz, Washington Post: "CBS spreads Supreme Court rumor"

James Rainey, Los Angeles Times: "On the Media: KCBS ads masquerade as news"

Watch one of the KBCS videos mentioned in the Rainey column.

Project for Excellence in Journalism: "Hiding in Plain Sight, From Kennedy to Brown"

MU Student Wins YouTube Award

YouTube Project: Report Grand Prize Winners (including MU J-student Alex Rozier)

Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting (partner in YouTube reporting project)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Views of the News, Apr. 14, 2010

Sarah Palin's crackdown on recording at public events ... how journalists cope with reluctant sources ... and, this year's Pulitzer Prizes honor reporting on consumer issues and personal tragedy. Panelists: Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis, Lynda Kraxberger.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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Views of the News, Apr. 7, 2010

A leaked video raises questions about journalist and citizen murders in Baghdad ... the FCC is thwarted in its plans to regulate ISPs ... on his return to golf, Tiger faces non-ferocious reporters ... and, Columbia media coverage of the Chamber of Commerce's municipal-election endorsements. Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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Leak Site Shows U.S. Killed Journalists, Civilians

Noam Cohen and Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Iraq Video Brings Notice to Web Site" (they label the leaked video "Collateral Murder")

In this interview with a sympathetic Russia Today program host, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange interprets the significance of the Iraq video.

Jim Moss, Firedog Lake blog: "Watercooler: WikiLeaks Under Fire"

Court Backs Big Broadband Providers

Weary Journos Give Tiger a Pass

Eric Deggans, National Sports Journalism Center: "Wondering when golf journalists got so squeamish"

This excerpt from Woods' news conference proves Deggans' point.

Chamber Scores with Election Endorsements

Kathleen Pointer, Columbia Missourian: "McDavid beats five opponents to become mayor"

Henry J. Waters III, Columbia Daily Tribune: "The Tribune's View: Election Day"

Mike Martin, The Columbia Heart Beat blog: "Who will win on Tuesday? Our polls predict" (They predicted rather badly on security cameras and council races)

Lee is Source on Theater Fire

Brennan David, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Cause unknown in Maplewood fire"

Lynn Israel, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Shows will go on, theater leader says"