Wednesday, November 13, 2019

REPORT: ZUCKER WANTS CUOMO TO BE NEW FACE OF CNN

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As he prepares to take over the reins of CNN, Jeff Zucker may be on a poaching expedition, with his eyes primarily on talent at ABC News, the New York Post‘s “Page Six” column reported today (Friday), citing unnamed insiders. He has already wooed the network’s senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper, to jump ship. […]

JOURNALISM PROFS SCORE TV PAYMENTS FOR INTERVIEWS

June 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the acknowledgement by Chris Cuomo, co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 that he paid $15,000 for Meagan Broussard’s sexting exchanges with New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, members of the faculty at Florida’s Poynter Institute have warned about the growing practice of checkbook journalism. Al Tompkins, who heads the broadcast faculty at the journalism institute, has warned […]

ABC’S CUOMO DEFENDS CHECKBOOK JOURNALISM

June 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The ethics of paying sources for stories came under renewed scrutiny over the weekend when 20/20 co-anchor Chris Cuomo confirmed that he had arranged for Meagan Broussard to receive $15,000 ostensibly for photos that were used in his exclusive interview with her about her relationship with Congressman Anthony Weiner. Interviewed by Howard Kurtz on CNN’s […]

ABC SAYS NBC, CNN WERE NOT FIRST TO AIR 9/11 FOOTAGE

March 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Video of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers that was described as “never before seen” when it aired on NBC and CNN on Monday — and was later posted on numerous websites — had actually aired on ABC and Fox News Channel, TVNewser said on Wednesday. The footage reportedly was broadcast on ABC’s Primetime […]