Wednesday, October 6, 2010

This week's topic links

Adios, Rick Sanchez

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Hurty Sanchez
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore Sanity

Ruben Navarrette, Jr., San Jose Mercury News: "A sad sign off for pioneering news anchor"

Parker Spitzer Debut Derided

Bill Carter, New York Times: "Lackluster Ratings for CNN's 'Parker Spitzer'"

Dan Kennedy, The Guardian: "Parker Spitzer: no snap or crackle, and not pop"

David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun: "Parker Spitzer: Hypocisy, self-importance and pearls"

MSNBC Promotes Progressive View of News

Brian Stelter, New York Times: "With Tagline, MSNBC Embraces a Political Identity"

Daniel Foster, National Review: "MSNBC Announces 'Lean Forward' (This Won't Hurt a Bit) Campaign"

John W. Kennedy, BeliefNet: "MSNBC embraces political bias in new ad campaign"

"Weary Working Women"

Ron Elving, NPR: "'Weary Working Women' May be Key to Midterms"

Data-driven Reporting Takes Off at LA Times

Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times: "Times launching database that maps, analyzes crime reports across L.A. County"

Los Angeles Times: "Los Angeles Teacher Ratings"

Alexandra Davis, Los Angeles Times: "Family still gathering information about reason for teacher's suicide, brother tells radio station"

Wikipedia: "Database Journalism"

Alecia Swasy, RJI Online: "Open Missouri: Creating a public website to make state data accessible to citizens"

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