Wednesday, August 17, 2011

This week's topic links

Former Murdoch Editor Alleges Cover-Up

Nick Davies, The Guardian: "Phone hacking: News of the World reporter's letter reveals cover-up"

Ryan Chittum, Columbia Journalism Review: "Damning New Evidence in the News Corp. Hacking Scandal"

Joe Pompeo, Yahoo! News: "U.S. phone-hacking fallout looking more unlikely"

Bad Rules for Blunting Bad Behavior?

Daniel B. Wood, Christian Science Monitor: "BART puts social media crackdown in 'uncharted' legal territory"

James Rainey, Los Angeles Times: "Social media crackdown?  It'd be more than unsociable"

Robert Andrews, Paid Content: "Social Media's Mob: Disconnected From Riots' Reality?"

Jeffrey Collins, AP: "Tobacco companies file lawsuit over warning labels"

Social Media and Rumors

KOMU-TV News Director Stacey Woelfel's memo to staff as rumors flew about Texas A&M moving to SEC

David Briggs, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Some reporters burned by itchy Twitter fingers"

Katie Moritz, Columbia Missourian: "Wild Brad chase: Tweets spark campuswide search for actor Pitt"

"The Queen of Rage"& the "Unelectable" Snub

Elizabeth Flock, The Washington Post: "Newsweek Michele Bachmann cover 'sexist' and in bad form?"

Toby Harnden, The Telegraph: "Fried food and retail politics at the Iowa State Fair"

Roger Simon, Politico: "Ron Paul remains media poison"

Asher Smith, Huffington Post: "Ron Paul Has Not Been 'Shafted' by the Media"

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