When it comes to TV news personalities, the viewers often have a difficult time understanding their boundaries. Read more →
The Washington Post says there’s gnashing of teeth at NPR because of a problem that’s been developing since it started on Feb. 26, 1970 — people are aging.
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There is value, of course, to the social media of participants, who now have the freedom to raise voices previously muzzled.
But it has not yet eclipsed — not nearly so — the value of a courageous storyteller.
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Many news media organizations insisted after the beginning of the war in Iraq that they’d learned the lesson that they’re not supposed to set the agenda when it comes to the urge to rush to war.
So it was at least a little significant today when CNN’s Jim Acosta got his chance to ask President Obama a question about why the U.S. isn’t ready to go back to war in Syria and Iraq? Read more →
Far be it from us to recommend you go listen to another radio station today, but go listen to another radio station today. Read more →
When students set up a camp to protest racism on campus, they declared their public space a no-media zone, then assaulted reporters who tried to do their job and tell the story. Read more →
Daniel Heinrich has not been charged with any crime relating to the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling. But officials identified him with a phrase that presents ethical questions for journalists: person of interest. Read more →
Gary Knell, the former boss of NPR who abruptly quit in 2013 because of an offer he couldn’t refuse from National Geographic, might have set a new standard for clumsy layoff announcements.
National Geographic is in the process of gutting its staff now that it’s in the clutches of one Rupert Murdoch.
The layoffs are underway today. Read more →
Jerry Kill is fair game for the typical judgments of media, which needs to keep a hot story going somehow. But who are we to declare how other people live? Read more →
In the aftermath of last night’s World Series game, a real mystery continues to swirl around the starter for the Kansas City Royals’ starting pitcher. What did he know about the health of his father and when did he know it? And why did we know it first? Read more →
As long as radio survives, many Americans will get to enjoy a favorite pastime of media — critiquing voices coming out of their transistor.
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‘Everybody was saying stuff that they didn’t know.’
That right there is the kind of keen insight about social media that only a 12-year-old can deliver. Read more →
By all accounts, there’ll never be another force on the Iron Range like Veda Ponikvar, of Chisholm, who died yesterday at 96. Read more →
If white men are really interested in supporting diversity in the public space, the very best thing they can do to achieve it, is sit down and be quiet. Read more →
If you don’t have cable TV, the baseball postseason doesn’t exist. Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the arm of the sport that controls its media presence, has locked down online access. Even as it advertises its At Bat app to view the playoff games, it’s blacked out many of the games, presumably to protect the rights of the cable TV networks who have purchased them. Read more →