Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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"

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