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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.” […]

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 […]

TOM SHALES TO JOIN EBERT ON FILM BLOG

September 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Tom Shales, the former television critic for the Washington Post, will be joining film critic Roger Ebert on Ebert’s blog, presumably to engage in the kind of interchange about movies that marked Ebert’s years on television with Gene Siskel and Richard Roeper. Ebert wrote on his blog that when Siskel fell ill in 1999, “we […]

NEWSPAPERS ENHANCING VIDEO CONTENT

August 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal each announced upgrades to their video services on Monday. NYTimes.com was relaunched with a new design, including a larger window for its videos, and a navigation system in which the videos appear in channels based on subjects, including World, U.S., Business, Science, Arts, Opinion, etc. Meanwhile, […]

NBC FLAGSHIP STATION DROPS ANCHOR

March 8, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Sue Simmons, a popular news anchor at WNBC, NBC’s flagship TV station in New York since 1980, has been fired. The New York Times reported the ouster on its front page, commenting, “It was as if someone you had grown fond of, someone who had become as much a part of the cityscape as the […]

AFTER 20 YEARS, SCHIEFFER GETS HIS WISH

December 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s easy to conclude that CBS bosses take Bob Schieffer for granted. When he was temporarily assigned to take over the anchor’s desk at the CBS Evening News after the departure of Dan Rather and before the arrival of Katie Couric, he not only produced ratings for the newscast that were higher than they were […]