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MORE TROUBLE FOR FAREED ZAKARIA

August 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Clouds re-formed over CNN reporter Fareed Zakaria on Wednesday after a former Newsweek magazine senior editor disclosed that he wrote an introduction for a 2010 special standalone issue on the environment that was published under Zakaria’s byline. The former editor, Jerry Adler, told the New York Observer that he had been informed “through channels” before […]

CNN REINSTATES FAREED ZAKARIA

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN and corporate sibling Time magazine on Thursday reinstated Fareed Zakaria following the revelation that a paragraph of a recent commentary on gun control that he wrote had virtually been plagiarized word-for-word from an essay by journalist Jill Lepore in the New Yorker last April. CNN said that it had conducted a rigorous review of […]

PBS PLANS TO AIR ADS THROUGHOUT SHOWS

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A New York Times report earlier this week that PBS is planning to break up its “pods” of acknowledgements — essentially commercials — at the end of each broadcast, distributing them instead into its programs at roughly every 15-minute mark, is already beginning to generate controversy. PBS maintains that the move is not intended to […]

THE KING’S SPEECH WINS TOP AWARD AT TORONTO FILM FEST

September 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Putting the Weinstein Bros. back on the Oscar track again, their The King’s Speech, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Colin Firth as Britain’s World War II King George VI and Geoffrey Rush as his speech therapist, won the audience award (the “Cadillac People’s Choice Award”) at the 35th annual Toronto Film Festival today (Sunday). […]