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AL-JAZEERA AHEAD OF U.S. NETWORKS IN REPORTING GADHAFI DEATH

October 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again, it was al-Jazeera that was far ahead of all other news organizations in reporting on the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi. While some U.S. networks were waiting for confirmation of reports that Gadhafi had been killed, al-Jazeera was already airing cell-hone footage of Gadhafi’s body being dragged through the streets near his […]

ABC NEWS WON’T PAY FOR INTERVIEWS FROM NOW ON

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC has decided to get out of the business of checkbook journalism. In his column for TheDailyBeast.com, media writer Howard Kurtz reported that, without fanfare, ABC President Ben Sherwood “has effectively taken ABC out of what had become a competitive bidding war for hot bookings.” In the recent past, the network has purchased photos and […]