The lingering furor over Bill Simmons’ suspension confirms one other suspicion: A larger number of people who said they were done paying attention to the NFL are still paying attention. Read more →
Thanks to the eye of Jason DeRusha, we’re alerted to the ‘resignation’ of reporter Charlo Greene of KTVA in Alaska. The ethically-challenged Greene reported on the Alaska Cannabis Club, and never revealed that she owns the marijuana-legalization group. Read more →
Faron Hall was the kind of hero we in the news media love. And it might’ve killed him. Read more →
This is the time of year — every four years or so — when otherwise ethical journalists become willing participants in a presidential campaign’s strategy.
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A media ethicist says using the video without Janay Rice’s consent ‘violates our ethical obligation to treat Janay Rice and other survivors of intimate partner violence as people rather than vehicles for social change.’ Read more →
In an ad in the competing Star Tribune, the Minnesota Newspaper & Communications Guild said Digital First is seeking an ‘exit strategy’ from the newspaper business. Read more →
The Rochester Post-Bulletin says it will not be joining a movement by some newspapers to stop using the word “Redskins” when writing stories about Washington’s NFL team. Read more →
Substitute “killed” or “murdered” or “executed” for beheaded in this headline and does it have the same impact? Probably not. We’re generally more desensitized to the atrocities of war and terrorism and the Islamic extremists know that. Beheading carries its own terror. So should we be complicit in furthering their terror? Or is there an Read more →
We’re seeing a generational change for the news media, an industry where relationships and practically everything else was sacrificed for what traditionally constituted “success” in the business. Read more →
Writer Maya Lang posted this tweet this morning, allegedly to show how blacks are portrayed differently than whites when it comes to profiles, at least in the New York Times. @rgay Here's a side-by-side on Mike Brown vs. Boston Bomber, both from NYT pic.twitter.com/wpcQmFE9Xj — Maya Lang (@WriterMayaLang) August 25, 2014 Here’s the Times’ paragraph that Read more →
Ask the AP about the importance of commas when tweeting about Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Read more →
A genuine apology offered — rare today in public life — and a glimpse of horror from a lawless place.
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Why did NBC pull a reporter from Gaza as Israel launched its ground offensive against Hamas?
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NPR is backing off its plan that many journalists thought was intended to take the teeth out of its ombudsman position. Read more →
A new study analyzing reporting of political debates finds that political journalists are more stenographers than journalists, depending on how you view the word “objectivity.” Read more →