Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Today's Show

Today's Topic Links

Speech, Video Games and the Supreme Court

James Vicini, Reuters: Supreme Court strikes down Arizona campaign finance law

Jeff Francis, Online News Website: Supreme Court Sides with Video Games

Journalistic Credibility Re-emerges

Lymari Morales, Gallup: Americans Regain Some Confidence in Newspapers, TV News

Presidential Campaign Coverage: Too Much of the Same

Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post: Why Michele Bachmann is no Sarah Palin

Julian Brookes, Rolling Stone: Matt Taibbi on 'Batshit Crazy' Michele Bachman

Crowd Sourcing History

James Barron and David W. Dunlap, The New York Times: In Hours, Online Readers Identify Nazi Photographer

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Today's Show

Today's Topic Links

Times promotes woman to top spot

Ed Pilkington, The New York Times appoints woman editor - after 160 years

Tod Linberg, Commentary: Strange Justice, by Jane Meyer and Jill Abramson

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas

Kirkus Reviews: Resurrection The Confirmation of Clarence Thomas

Sensationalism or fact?

Rudi Keller, Columbia Daily Tribune: University is punished for tuition hike

and Nixon targets UM for bigger budget cut

Mary Still, Columbia Daily Tribune: Revenue crisis can be solved

Tim Barker, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: University of Missouri curators consider budget cuts

When ideology runs amuck

James Fallows, The Atlantic: More on Stewart v. Wallace

Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly: Jon Stewart to Chris Wallace on 'Fox News Sunday': 'You're insane'

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Breaking the cigarette habit

Ron Scherer, The Christian Science Monitor: Warning labels for cigarette packs take a grisly turn. Will they work?

PBS Newshour

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Today's Show

This week's topic links

Weiner: Pay for Play, Sophomoric Headlines & Media Sanctimony

Julie Moos, "ABC's Chris Cuomo defends checkbook journalism: 'It is the state of play right now'"

The Daily Beast: "The Week's Best Weiner Headlines" "Weiner's Bad Week is the No. 1 Story"

Ray Gustini, National Journal: "Anthony Weiner Should Also Apologize to Scott Pelley"

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "The Media's Selective Sex Scandal Savagery"

John Hudson, The Atlantic: "Howard Kurtz, Media Critic vs. Howard Kurtz, Bureau Chief"

Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo: "Anthony Weiner, Anti-Hero"

TMZ: "Rep. Weiner Used Congressional Gym As Backdrop"

Nancy Grace vs. Casey Anthony

Margery Eagan, Boston Herald: "The mother of all lurid trials"

Brian Stelter, New York Times: "Casey Anthony Coverage Gives HLN an Identity"

Sarah Anne Hughes, Washington Post: "Casey Anthony and the media coverage of her appearance"

The Internet and Local News

Federal Communications Commission ( "Information Needs of Communities"

Jeremy W. Peters and Brian Stelter, New York Times: "A Federal Study Finds That Local Reporting Has Waned"

Katy Bachman, AdWeek: "Left Blasts FCC Report While Right Applauds"

Jessica Clark, PBS MediaShift: "FCC Report on Media Offers Strong Diagnosis, Weak Prescriptions"

Wall Street Journal Editorial: "The FCC's Good Deed"

Crowd-sourcing Palin

Mike Baker, Associated Press: "Palin emails let old media test new media methods"

Wednesday, June 8, 2011