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Journalists are losing access, but the public still expects the story

17 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

This weekend, Florida International University opened its 2014 football season at home in Miami against Bethune-Cookman University. The game was close, ending when FIU fumbled a field goal attempt that would have won the game as time ran out. Pretty good game, I’m guessing. Show More Summary

Long sentences can lead to ‘extreme wackiness’

Here is Lee Zion’s farewell memo to colleagues at the Manchester (CT) Journal Inquirer: Good night, and good luck August 31, 2014 at 11:43 p.m. To the staff of the JI: Something I wanted to warn you all about is long sentences. When sentences exceed 30 words, any number of bad things can happen. Subjects … Read More

But, really, what news organization covers a burglary arraignment these days?

One of the slides for class discussion on how media might cover Watergate today — Bill Adair (@BillAdairDuke) September 1, 2014 Earlier: PolitiFact editor Bill Adair is named Duke University Knight prof (

Oops: Mushroom shown in Oregonian feature can cause hallucinations and wild behavior

Photo of wrong mushroom appears in story about matsutake season opening (

And the Year's Hottest TV Show Is...

The Big Bang Theory. True Detective. Orange Is the New Black. The Walking Dead. Which was the year's must-see show, on TV or the Web? What was your biggest Guilty Pleasure: Southern Charm or Finding Bigfoot? What was our obsession on...Show More Summary

Bob Kelly Out at Philadelphia’s KYW

Bob Kelly, morning traffic reporter at CBS Philadelphia O&O KYW, announced on Facebook he has left the station. Kelly promised viewers he’d be back, though he wasn’t sure where or when. “Where the road leads next I’m not quite sure.Show More Summary

It Took Four People to Produce This Labor Day Cable News Special

In what may be the least labor-intensive Labor Day special, Greta Van Susteren travels to Alaska with wounded veterans and their spouses as a part of Operation Heal Our Patriots. It’s not that those who worked on it didn’t do a lot of work, it’s because it took just four people to put together the one-hour special airing tonight at 7pmET. Show More Summary

Today in media history: ‘The Workingmen’s Picnic’ and other early Labor Day reports

21 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

What was the news coverage like for the first Labor Day celebrations? The Library of Congress and its “Chronicling America” collection gives us some newspaper examples and this description of the first parade: On September 5, 1882, some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City to participate in America’s first Labor Day parade. Show More Summary

U.S. now officially irrelevant: Egypt and UAE bomb Libya without informing Obama

Once upon a time the global standing of the United States was respected, regarded and was credible. Of course, Barack Hussein Obama said he would restore America’s reputation and felt the George W. Bush administration had severely damaged our position. What Obama really meant was having more countries “like” America, as if our nation were […]

CBS Exec Steve Capus Discusses the Evolution of the Evening News

Specs Who Steve Capus New gig Executive editor, CBS News;executive producer, CBS Evening News Old gig President, NBC News;executive producer, NBC Nightly News Age 50 Twitter @SteveCapus Photo: Alfred Maskeroni What insider knowledgeShow More Summary

Who Is Chuck Todd Anyway?

This morning, “Meet the Press” introduced viewers to Chuck Todd, with reflections from his mother, his wife, Tom Brokaw from Montana and Brian Williams at the Jersey Shore. Todd and substitute host Andrea Mitchell discussed the legacy of the show and the coverage of politics today. Show More Summary

Album Sales In America Just Hit An All-Time Low

U.S. album sales hit 3.97-million last week, the smallest weekly total for album sales since Nielsen SoundScan first began tracking data in 1991, Billboard's Ed Christman and Glenn Peoples report. It's also the first time during that period that weekly sales have fallen below 4 million, they write. Show More Summary

After Foley Beheading, Qatar working to free more U.S. hostages in Syria

WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of the brutal beheading of American journalist James Foley, the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar is working to free other captured American hostages. Foley was executed, and whose execution was recorded on video, by the extremist and Islamist terrorist group Islamic State, also known by the acronyms ISIS, ISIL and […]

Legacy Media: The Lost Decade In Six Charts

  Ten years. That’s how far away in the past the Google IPO lies. Ten years of explosive growth for the digital world, ten gruesome years for legacy media. Here is the lost decade, revisited in charts and numbers.  The asymmetry is staggering. Show More Summary

Three Years Later: Tim Cook’s Apple

  On September 9th, Apple will announce products likely to be seen as a new milestone in Tim Cook’s tenure as Apple’s CEO. You Break It You Own It. This Labor Day weekend sits about midway between two  anniversaries: Tim Cook assumed...Show More Summary

Remembering Princess Diana: 30 Iconic Photos Of The Princess Of Wales

Aug. 31 marks the 17th anniversary of the car crash that killed Diana, Princess of Wales and the "Queen of People's Hearts." The year of her death, 1997, was highlighted by trips to Angola and Bosnia in her high-profile campaign against land mines, and Mediterranean holidays with her sons and companion, Emad Mohamed al-Fayed. Show More Summary

Feinstein Dings Obama as 'Too Cautious' With ISIS

Republicans were today again busily piling on President Obama's strategy— or lack thereof —against Islamic State militants, but this week they were joined by a pretty prominent Democrat: Dianne Feinstein. "I’ve learned one thing about this president, and that is he’s very cautious," said the Senate Intel Committee chair, adding...

What 21 Actors Were Like In High School

Before they were famous, Hollywood's elite were just normal, pizza-faced kids trying to make it through high school. Well, that's not entirely true. Tom Cruise studied at a Catholic seminary for a year before dropping out to pursue other interests (AKA "women"). Show More Summary

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