Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today's Show

Views of the News, Dec. 15, 2010

Coverage of the Obama tax-cut compromise, and of the personal life of Wikileaks' Julian Assange ... Fox News appears to sow doubt about climate change ... and, some media predictions for 2011. Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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Week's Top Story (Mostly) NOT Celebrity Driven

Project for Excellence in Journalism: "PEJ News Coverage Index: December 6-12. A Taxing Week Fuels Economic Coverage"

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Bill Schools Barack"

Lincoln Mitchell, The Huffington Post: "Obama, Clinton and Selling the Tax Deal"

Investor's Business Daily: "Obama's Stunt-Double Presidency"

The Dating Habits of Julian Assange

Jon Swaine, The Daily Telegraph: "WikiLeaks: Julian Assange's online dating profile: 'I am danger, acthung'"

Jen Doll, The Village Voice: "OKCupid Says Julian Assange Dating Profile 'Certainly Not a PR Stunt'"

Brian Braiker, ABC News: "Julian Assange: Activist, Outlaw...Sex Symbol?"

Tracy Quan, The Daily Beast: "Julian Assange, Chick Magnet?"

Michael Calderone, Yahoo! News: "Time's Readers Think Julian Assange Should Have Been Person of the Year"

David Carr, The New York Times: "WikiLeaks Taps Power of the Press"

Mole Leaks Embarrassing Fox News Memos

Ben Dimiero, Media Matters For America: "FOXLEAKS: Fox boss ordered staff to cast doubt on climate science"

Glynnis MacNicol, Business Insider: "Leaked Fox News Memo Reveals News Division Told to Echo GOP Talking Point"

News in the New Year

Nieman Journalism Lab: "Series: Predictions for Journalism 2011" "Twitter 2010: Year in Review"

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Today's Show

Views of the News, Dec. 8, 2010

Is WikiLeaks "winning the infowar," and what's next? ... Should the FTC seek to restrict online consumer tracking? ... and, a "Kung Pao Kitten" recipe in a university newsletter causes a stir. Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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Assange Jailed, WikiLeaks Scrambling

Clive Coleman, BBC: "Q&A: Arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange"

Massimo Calabresi, Time: "Why WikiLeaks Is Winning Its Info War"

Daily Mail: "WikiLeaks hails 'cyberwar' after hackers bring down MasterCard over donations ban"

Robert Scheer, Truthdig: "From Jefferson to Assange"

Matthew Ingram, Giga Om: "Like It or Not, WikiLeaks is a Media Entity"

Michael Calderone, The Cutline Blog, Yahoo! News: "Some news outlets stop calling WikiLeaks a 'whistle-blower'"

Tunku Varadarajan, The Daily Beast: "What Does Julian Assange Want?"

Senator Diane Feinstein, Wall Street Journal: "Prosecute Assange Under the Espionage Act"

Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard: "Deadly Gossip: The culture of leaking grows to ominous proportions"

Julian Assange, The Australian: "Don't shoot the messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths"

Do Not Track: Should DC Intervene?

Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post: "FTC pitches do-not-track system to let consumers opt out of Web data collection"

Room For Debate, The New York Times: "A 'Do Not Call' Registry for the Web?"

Recipe Worthy of Diversity Complaint?

Janese Silvey, Columbia Daily Tribune: "'Kung Pao Kitten' recipe deemed inappropriate"

Aimee Levitt, Riverfront Times: "Apropos of Nothing: Mizzou Med School Docs Don't Really Eat Kung Pao Kitten"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Today's Show

Views of the News, Dec. 1, 2010

Missouri Gov. Nixon opens a briefing only to pre-selected reporters ... the mainstream media deal with another round of WikiLeaks ... and, was the TSA pat-down story a media false alarm? Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Rod Gelatt, Bob Priddy.

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Governor's "Information Ministry"

Missouri Digital News: "Governor blocks reporters from higher education discussion"

Missouri Digital News: "A message from Phill Brooks on this week's situation"

Bob Priddy, Missourinet: "Nixon to Capitol press corps: No Admittance"

Dave Lieb, Associated Press: "Nixon against tuition hikes at Missouri colleges"

Janese Silvey, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Puzzling agenda: Governor calls on colleges to do more with less"

WikiLeaks: Round Three

Keach Hagey, Politico: "WikiLeaks a media game changer"

Paul Farhi, Washington Post: "WikiLeaks spurned New York Times, but Guardian leaked State Department cables"

New York Times: "A Note to Readers: The Decision to Publish Diplomatic Documents"

New York Times: "Answers to Readers' Questions About State's Secrets"

Russell Adams and Jessica E. Vascellaro, The Wall Street Journal: "To Publish Leaks Or Not to Publish?"

Associated Press: "WikiLeaks: Espionage? Journalism? Something else?"

Timothy J. McNulty, CNN: "Real danger of WikiLeaks dump: curtailed rights"

TSA Pat-downs: the Perfect Media Storm

David Carr, New York Times: "A Media False Alarm Over the T.S.A."

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "The Media's Pat-Down Frenzy"

Marc Ambinder, National Journal: "White House Fights Pat-Down Backlash"

Amanda Marcotte, The Guardian: "Who benefits over the TSA controversy?"

Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American: "What is the Best Approach to Aviation Security?"