Monthly Archives: May 2005

Washington Post confirms Left as ‘Deep Throat’

The Washington Post late today (May 31) confirmed on its web site that Mark Left is ‘Deep Throat.’ The series of articles can be accessed from the following link. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/31/AR2005053100655.html?sub=AR Please note that you will need to register on the … Continue reading

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2005 State of the News Media report

Recently the Project for Excellence in Journalism in conjunction with several partners released its second annual State of the News Media report. I have incorporated selected elements of the 2004 and 2005 reports into some of my class lectures. I … Continue reading

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The "eyes" have it

The link below takes you to a well-written, on-the-money critique of the “all eyes” fascination that has infested broadcast journalism writing. It was written by Mervin Block and first appeared on the Poynter web site on May 12, 2005. http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=82247&sid=8

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Has the ‘Who is Deep Throat’ Question Been Answered?

Perhaps. Mark Felt, a retired FBI officer, is claiming to be the man. The full story appears in the July 2005 Vanity Fair magazine. The link is provided here: http://www.vanityfair.com/pdf/pressroom/advance1.pdf

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ABC News and Brad Pitt — more "chocolate cake"

During ABC’s coverage of the Indianapolis 500 (and I’m guessing ABC will continue to promote the “story” for all it is worth — which isn’t much, but that is the cynic in me), ABC noted that there were only a … Continue reading

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The purpose of this blog…

…is to provide a forum for discussion for anyone who cares about the media and the coverage they are offering Americans. Your comments can be positive and in defense of today’s media practices or they can be negative and offer … Continue reading

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