Thursday, September 30, 2010

Views of the News, Sept. 29, 2010

A Gallup poll reflects a high lack of public trust in media ... coverage of the GOP "Pledge to America" and this election cycle ... and, up-to-the-second overcoverage of non-events such as Jimmy Carter's hospitalization for an upset stomach. Panelists: Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis, Lynda Kraxberger.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Views of the News, Sept. 22, 2010

Fox News sues Senate candidate Robin Carnahan over the use of a news clip in an ad ... an award-winning civil-rights-era photographer is revealed to have had a double life ... Stewart and Colbert lampoon the Glenn Beck rally ... and iTunes enters the business of selling news. Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

This week's topic links

Fox News Sues Carnahan


Jake Wagman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Fox News sues Robin Carnahan over campaign commercial"

Jake Wagman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Carnahan says Fox News lawsuit could have 'chilling' effect"

Robin Carnahan for Senate campaign site: "We're Fighting to Make Sure People Hear the Truth"

Photojournalist's Double Life

Marc Perusquia, Memphis Commercial-Appeal: "Photographer Ernest Withers doubled as FBI informant to spy on civil rights movement"

Spying on PA Moviegoers

Donald Gilliland, Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News: Read his series of stories about PA Homeland Security tracking anti-natural gas protesters, including those who attended a screening of the documentary "Gasland"

Marian Wang, "Pa. Governor Apologizes for Tracking Enviro Extremists, but Questions Remain"

Alison Rose Levy, The Huffington Post: "Gasland: When Going to the Movies Means You're a Terrorist"

Covering or Leading the Revolution?

David Carr, The New York Times: "Blurring Satire and Politics"

Jon Stewart, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: He announces plans for his "Rally to Restore Sanity"

Apple Building "News Store"

Shira Ovide and Yukari Iwatani Kane, The Wall Street Journal: "Apple Coaxes Publishers to Join It on iPad Subscriptions"

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Views of the News, Sept. 15, 2010

Did the media over-cover the "Quran-burning" Florida pastor? ... a Pew study finds Americans are "grazing" news more. ... Open Secrets reports on congressional donations from those in the media. ... and, is there a double standard in broadcasters' running ads for male and female sexual-arousal products? Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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This week's topic links

"Koran Burning" Pastor: Media to Blame?

Mark Thomas, Orlando Sentinel: "What if media had ignored Terry Jones?"

Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Coverage of Koran Case Stirs Questions on Media Role"

Brooke Gladstone, NPR: "The Quran-Burning Coverage Conundrum"

Gloria Goodale, The Christian Science Monitor: "Could the media have ignored Terry Jones and his Koran-burning plan?"

T.J. Greaney, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Muslims say conflicts can help build understanding"

Americans Grazing More News

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: "Americans Spending More Time Following the News"

"Journalists" Give Money to Candidates

Megan R. Wilson, "Journalists, Media Professionals Donating Frequently to Federal Political Candidates this Election Cycle"

Double Standard on Arousal Ads?

Abby Ellin, The New York Times: "For Female-Aphrodisiac Makers, Effort at Parity"

Legendary Broadcast Journalist Dies

Perry Beeman, Des Moines Register: "Jack Shelley, longtime voice of radio and TV, dies at 98"

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Views of the News, Sept. 8, 2010

Sexist coverage of female candidates for elective office ... Craigslist cracks down on "adult" classifieds ... David Weston leaves ABC News ... and, an experiment in "neuromarketing." Panelists: Mike McKean, Charles Davis, Esther Thorson.

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Sexism on the Campaign Trail

Krissah Thompson, The Washington Post: "Women's groups call out political sexism"

Double Standard on "Adult" Ads?

Evan Hansen, Wired: "Censored! Craigslist Adult Services Blocked in U.S."

Dawn Kawamoto, Daily Finance: "Craigslist Censors Its 'Adult Services' Listings: Refunds on the Way?"

Megan Woolhouse, The Boston Globe: "Craigslist not the only online site for sex ads"

Steve Safran, Lost Remote: "Blogger catches Boston Globe's site running 'adult' ads"

Jeff Jarvis, The Buzz Machine blog: "Regulating sex and speech"

ABC News After Westin

Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times: "The next president of ABC News will face big challenges"

Rating Surgeons

Denise Grady, The New York Times: "Consumer Reports is Rating Surgical Groups"

Timothy G. Ferris and David F. Torchiana, New England Journal of Medicine: "Public Release of Clinical Outcomes Data -- Online CABG Report Cards"

'Neuromarketing' the News

Joseph Plambeck, The New York Times: "Brain Waves and Newsstands"

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Views of the News, Sept. 1, 2010

Media coverage of the Glenn Beck rally ... a Washington Post sports reporter is in hot water for a Twitter hoax ... online ads that follow you from site to site ... and, is the imperilment of Colorado's journalism school a sign that traditional journalism is on the ropes? Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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Beck by the Numbers

Alex Sundby, CBS News: "Glenn Beck Rally Attracts Estimated 87,000"

Michael Calderone, Yahoo! News: "Glenn Beck rally sparks debate over crowd size"

Kevin Allocca, TVNewser: "Cable News Ratings: Saturday Glenn Beck Rally Coverage"

Times vs. Teachers

Los Angeles Times: "Grading the Teachers: Value-Added Analysis" (landing page for their entire series)

Los Angeles Times: FAQ & About Los Angeles Teacher Ratings"

Jack Shafer, Slate: "The L.A. Times Flunks L.A. Schoolteachers"

Neal Conan, Talk of the Nation transcript, NPR: "Teacher Performance Data Stirs Evaluation Debate"

Reporter Punished for Twitter Hoax

The Huffington Post: "Mike Wise Suspended from Washington Post for Tweet"

Mike Florio, NBC Sports ProFootballTalk blog: "Mike Wise admits to Big Ben hoax, offers lame explanation"

Vegas Paper Sues "Mom & Pops"

David Kravets, "Newspaper Chain's New Business Plan: Copyright Suits"

Steven Green, Las Vegas Sun: "Why we are writing about the R-J copyright lawsuits"

Ads that Follow You

Miguel Helft and Tanzina Vega, The New York Times: "Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites"

CU J-School on the Ropes?

Tom McGhee, Denver Post: "It's a wrap for CU's journalism school in current form"

Michael Roberts, Denver Westword education blog: "CU journalism school possible-closure headlines went from premature to inaccurate, dean says"