Monday, November 18, 2019

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.” […]

NEWS WEBSITES COMPETING WITH TV NEWS

February 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Broadcast and cable news are about to encounter some formidable competition. The New York Times reported on Sunday that some of the nation’s leading news websites, including Politico.com, the HuffingtonPost.com, and the online versions of The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and the Times itself are ramping up video operations, including building stages […]

DOCUMENTARY MAKER ARRESTED, EJECTED FROM HOUSE HEARING

February 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Documentary maker Josh Fox, who was nominated for an Oscar last year for his film Gasland, about the impact of natural gas drilling, was arrested on Capitol Hill Wednesday when he attempted to film a Congressiional hearing focusing on the issue. Charged with unlawful entry, Fox was led out of the hearing room in handcuffs. […]

MSNBC SUSPENDS OLBERMANN

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

MSNBC President Phil Griffin suspended Keith Olbermann today (Friday) for making contributions to the campaigns of three Democratic candidates. Griffin said in a statement that he had learned of Olbermann’s contributions Thursday night and immediately suspended him indefinitely without pay for violations of NBC’s policies. Politico.com reported that Olbermann had donated $2,400 to the campaigns […]

NO LOST LOVE FOR KLEIN AMONG EX-CNN’ERS

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Former CNN staffers and on-air personalities are shedding few tears publicly over the firing of Jon Klein as U.S. president of the cable news network. Miles O’Brien, who had once co-anchored American Morning with Soledad O’Brien but was sidelined two years later, given fill-in work by Klein, who fired him only last week, tweeted on […]