Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Today's Show

This week's topic links

State of the Union Civility

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Obama's Next Impossible Speech"

David M. Herszenhorn and Carl Hulse, The New York Times: "Lawmakers Aiming to Increase Civility"

Paul Krugman, The New York Times: "A Tale of Two Moralities"

K.E. Campbell, American Thinker: "Civility claptrap"

T.A. Frank, The New Republic: "How the Media Botched the Arizona Shooting"

NPR's Ethics Re-Write

David Carr, The New York Times: "A Sacrifice to Appease NPR's Gods"

Mallary Jean Tenore, "NPR Board Chair: We did not call for Ellen Weiss' resignation"

Alicia Shepard, NPR Ombudsman: "NPR's Costly Mistake"

The NPR Ethics Code

No More Helen Thomas Award

"Bridget Johnson, The Hill: "Journalism group won't give out award named for Helen Thomas"

Govt OKs TV-Cable Merger

Gautham Nagesh, The Hill: "FCC gives green light to Comcast's merger with NBC Universal"

John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable: "FCC Approves Comcast/NBCU Deal"

Josh Silver, The HuffingtonPost: "Comcastrophe: Comcast/NBC Merger Approved"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Today's Show

This week's topic links

Tucson Tragedy: Measuring the Media

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Arizona Shootings Reaction
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>The Daily Show on Facebook

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

James Oliphant, Los Angeles Times: "Sarah Palin unapologetic after criticism related to Arizona shootings"

Sam Dolnick and Timothy Williams, The New York Times: "Talk Radio Hosts Reject Blame in Shooting"

Jason Horowitz and Lisa DeMoraes, The Washington Post: "After Giffords tragedy, fingers point to the media model of confrontation"

Paul Farhi, The Washington Post: "Arresting images"

Lindsey Collom, JJ Hensley and Dennis Wagner, The Arizona Republic: "'Die, bitch' note found in home of suspect in Giffords shooting"

Rich Noyes, Media Research Center, "While Media Indict Conservative Speech, Left's Lunacy Is Ignored"

Peter Hart, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting: "Violent Rhetoric and False Balance"

Daniel Carty, CBS News: "Poll: Most Americans Feel Rhetoric, Tucson Shooting Unrelated"

Joanne Lipman, The Daily Beast: "It's Not too Late to End the Hate"

Ari Berman, The Nation: "After Arizona Shooting, Obama Should Fight Fringe Extremism Like Clinton Did"

Alicia Shepard, NPR Ombudsman: "NPR's Giffords Mistake: Re-Learning the Lesson of Checking Sources"

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Today's Show

This week's topic links

Lawmakers Back, Media Ready?

Some traditional and non-traditional sources of Missouri legislative news

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Columbia Daily Tribune
Columbia Missourian
Missouri Digital News
Missouri News Horizon
Missouri Watchdog

Craig Fehrman, Boston Globe: "The incredible shrinking sound bite"

David Folkenflik, NPR: "In London, A Case Study In Opinionated Press" (part 1 of two-part series)

David Folkenflik, NPR: "American Media's True Ideology? Avoiding One" (part 2 of series)

Jon Stewart the New Murrow?

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Worst Responders
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>The Daily Show on Facebook

Ari Shapiro, NPR: "Jon Stewart's Latest Act: Sept. 11 Responders Bill"

Bill Carter and Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "In 'Daily Show' Role on 9/11 Bill, Echoes of Murrow"

Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic: "He's No Murrow, He's Stewart, and That's Plenty"

Assange Getting Little Love from American Media

Ben Adler, Newsweek: "Why Journalists Aren't Standing Up for WikiLeaks"

C. W. Anderson, Council on Foreign Relations: "How WikiLeaks Affects Journalism"

Bjorn Granberg: "WikiRebels -- The Documentary"

Behind the KOMU/Mediacom Dustup

Janese Silvey, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Mediacom removes KOMU, The CW from lineup"

Jefferson City News Tribune: "Negotiations break down; Mediacom drops KOMU from lineup"

Mediacom Cable: "Important Notice for Mediacom Customers in Columbia/Jefferson City, MO" "Mediacom FAQs"

Ryan Lawler, Business Week: "Could Retransmission Fees Save the Broadcasters?"

Juliana Gruenwald, National Journal: "Groups Gearing Up For Possible Retransmission Dispute Changes"

Tom Jicha, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Cable TV a la carte would be tasty for viewers"

Listener Comment: Kahler IS a Monster

Brennan David, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Kraig Kahler 'not a monster,' lawyer says"