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SHOULD TV REPORTERS HAVE INTERVIEWED KIDS AT NEWTOWN SHOOTING?

December 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TV reporters — especially those working for the cable news networks — were being bombarded with criticism on Friday for interviewing children at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. In an interview with Dylan Byers of Politico.com, Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, suggested that the coverage represented “irresponsible journalism.” […]

AFTER 9-MONTH PROBE, LEVESON ISSUES MILD REPORT ON UK MEDIA

November 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For an investigation that was triggered by the alleged misdeeds of News Corp’s British subsidiary, News International, whose tabloids, the now-defunct News of the World and The Sun, were accused of hacking the voicemail of thousands of citizens and paying bribes to police and other officials for information, there was surprisingly scant criticism of Rupert […]

NY TIMES MEDIA COLUMNIST BLASTS ISRAEL’S ATTACK ON JOURNALISTS

November 26, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

New York Times media columnist David Carr has added his voice to those condemning Israel’s acknowledged targeting and killing of three employees of Hamas news organizations last week. A spokeswoman for the Israeli Defense Forces described the journalists as “people who have relevance to terror activity.” Commented Carr in a column on Sunday: “So it […]

ISRAEL ADMITS IT TARGETED HAMAS JOURNALISTS

November 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Three journalists were killed in Gaza today (Wednesday) — only this time Israel admitted that they were targeted, pointing out that they represented members of the Hamas media. Britain’s Guardian newspaper said two were killed while covering events in the Al-Shifaa district of central Gaza when their vehicle was struck by Israeli war planes. They […]

IS ISRAEL TARGETING JOURNALISTS IN GAZA?

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tensions continued to mount between the news media and Israel today (Tuesday) as airstrikes on Gaza hit a building housing the headquarters of several news organizations. The attack was aimed at heading the media operations of the militant group Islamic Jihad, and it succeeded. Israel said that it had killed Ramez Harb, the group’s media […]

WITH SCANDAL EXPANDING, MURDOCH TAKES CHARGE

February 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Six days after the arrests of five senior journalists at Rupert Murdoch’s largest newspaper, the London Sun, on charges that they bribed police and other public officials for information, Murdoch today (Friday), flew into London and made a series of startling announcements. “We are doing everything we can to assist those who were arrested,” he […]

SUN REPORTERS TERRIFIED THEY’LL BE ARRESTED NEXT

February 15, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Last weekend’s arrests of five top journalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s daily tabloid The Sun have struck fear into the staffs of all three Murdoch newspapers in the U.K., The Sun, The Times of London, and The Sunday Times. News International, the umbrella group for the newspapers, has acknowledged that evidence gathered by its own […]

REPORTERS AT U.K. FIGHT BACK — AT MURDOCH AND POLICE

February 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As the Scotland Yard investigation began looking into the possibility that Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper attempted to bribe and otherwise corrupt public officials in order to obtain information for exposés, personnel at the newspaper have begun to fight back. Referring to the arrest of five top journalists at the paper — Britain’s largest — over […]

NPR REPORTERS “APPALLED” AT COMMENTS BY FORMER EXEC

March 11, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

NPR journalists have signed an open letter distancing themselves from the remarks made by the public radio network’s former executive Ron Schiller during a hidden-camera sting operation conducted by conservative activist James O’Keefe. The journalists, all of them familiar to listeners of Morning Edition and All Things Considered, said in the letter that they were […]

AL-JAZEERA’S CAIRO BUREAU CHIEF ARRESTED

February 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The head of al-Jazeera’s bureau in Cairo, Abdel Fattah Fayed, and a reporter for the Qatar-based news network, Mohammed Fawi, were arrested by Egyptian security forces, the network said on its website today (Saturday). UPDATE: They were released several hours later, Reuters reported. The arrests occurred a day after unprecedented attacks on the news media […]

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