Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This week's topic links

Columbia's Opinion-Meisters

Mike Martin, The Columbia Heart Beat: "Columbia's Top Ten: Most influential public opinion leaders"

Two New Studies of Media Use and Credibility

Pew Research Center: "How People Learn About Their Local Community"

Pew Research Center: "Press Widely Criticized, But Trusted More than Other Sources of Information"

Giving 'Both Sides': Fair, Fearful or Lazy?

Jay Rosen, PressThink blog: "If 'he said, she said' journalism is irretrievably lame, what's better?"

Edward Schumacher-Matos, NPR Ombudsman: "'Lowest Form of Journalism' or Constructive and Fair?"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Today's Show

This week's topic links

"Confidence Men," "The Rogue" and Claims of Shoddy Journalism

Jack Mirkinson, The Huffington Post: "Mike Bzezinski, Ron Suskind Clash Over 'Confidence Men' Allegations"

Andre Tartar, New York Magazine: "White House Seeks to Undermine Suskind's 'Ineffectual Obama' Book"

Keach Hagey, Politico: "Ron Suskind fights back on Obama book"

Janet Maslin, The New York Times: "Sarah Palin Could See This Guy From Her House"

Beth Fouhy, Associated Press: "Author's Palin tell-all tells too little others haven't told"

Molly Ball, Politico: "Sarah Palin is defended by 'lamestream media'"

Enabling the Shame

Taylor Branch, The Atlantic: "The Shame of College Sports"

Unheeded Warnings

Kevin Murphy, Reuters: "Many failed to heed Joplin tornado warnings, report says"

Andrew Revkin, The New York Times Dot Earth blog: "Unheeded Tornado Warnings Just One Lesson from Joplin"

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Today's Show

This week's topic links

Bachmann Repeats Bogus Vaccine Claim

Bachmann appears on Sean Hannity radio program, 9/13

Rachel Weiner, The Washington Post: "Bachmann claims HPV vaccine might cause 'mental retardation'"

Domenico Montanaro, NBC News: "Fact Check: No evidence to suggest HPV vaccine causes 'mental retardation'"

Scott Hensley, NPR: "Pediatricians Fact-Check Bachmann's Bashing of HPV Vaccine"

(from 2008) Missouri School of Journalism: "Missouri School of Journalism Senior Makes Worldwide Impact with 14-part Autism Series on KOMU"

(from 2008) Huntly Collins, McClatchy Newspapers: "'Autism's False Prophets': defending vaccines in the debate"

Ben Howe, RedState.com: "Bachmann Stayed Quiet on Mandatory Vaccinations While Serving Minnesota"

Laura Bassett, The Huffington Post: "Rick Perry's HPV Vaccine Law Sparks Political Fight That Ignores Health Issues"

Krugman: Dishes But Can't Take Criticism

Paul Krugman, The New York Times: "The Years of Shame"

Paul Krugman, The New York Times: "More About the 9/11 Anniversary"

Eric Wemple, The Washington Post: "Paul Krugman's comment-stifling: cowardly and smug"

Marty Richman, Hollister (CA) Free Lance: "Paul Krugman, intellectual coward"

Nick Greene, The Village Voice: "Paul Krugman's 9/11 Blog Post is Baffling"

Noreen Malone, New York Magazine: "Cats, Music Videos, Flame Wars: Paul Krugman Is Very, Very Bloggy"

More 9/11 Media Moments

Paul Farhi, The Washington Post: "Sept. 11, 2011: An anniversary dissected in the media unlike any other"

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: "9/11 Commemorations Capture Public Attention

Etc., Etc.

"David Schaper, NPR: "Judge Orders Journalism School To Turn Over Emails"

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News: "Diane Sawyer secures first sit-down interview with Gabrielle Giffords"

Next Media (Taiwan) Animation of Presidential Candidate Rick Perry

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Today's Show

This week's topic links

Newspaper Partners Attack WikiLeaks

Jason Ukman, Washington Post: "WikiLeaks suffers major breach, prompting accusations and a theory on what went wrong"

Daniel Politi, Slate: "Anger Grows at WikiLeaks for Posting All Cables"

Christian Stöcker, Spiegel Online International: "A Dispatch Disaster in Six Acts"

Paul Marks, New Scientist: "Assange: Why WikiLeaks was right to release raw cables"

Glenn Greenwald, Salon: "Facts and myths in the WikiLeaks/Guardian saga"

James Ball, The Guardian: "Why I felt I had to turn my back on WikiLeaks"

James Harkin, The Independent: "Assange is deluded about power"

9/11 Ten Years On

Jeremy W. Peters and Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Media Strive to Cover 9/11 Without Seeming to Exploit a Tragedy"

Brian Steinberg, Advertising Age: "Marketers Tread Carefully Into Sept. 11 Anniversary"

NowPublic: "Worst 9/11 Ads for September 11 10-Year Anniversary"

Brett J. Blackledge and David B. Caruso, The Associated Press: "Some 9/11 charities failed miserably"

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: "United in Remembrance, Divided over Policies"

(Slight?) Exaggerations

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: "Most Plan to Watch Obama Jobs Speech"

Jim Romenesko, Poynter.org: "'I need to work this journalism internship around my Pizza Hut schedule'"