Monthly Archives: June 2005

Kenneth Tomlinson and monitoring of NPR and PBS guests

NPR (www.npr.org) reported this morning that the chairman of Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Kenneth Tomlinson, secretly hired a consultant last year to monitor the comments made by guests on four NPR or PBS programs. According to the report, the consultant, … Continue reading

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Podcasting continues to be a newsmaker

From the International Herald Tribune… http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/06/29/technology/itunes.php

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When the scientific community and governments collide

This blog generally is limited to comments and stories about the broadcast journalism world. However, this posting relates to a new study about the nation’s milk supply that is being published in an academic journal despite strong reservations from the … Continue reading

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RTNDA argues for shield law for journalists

I concur with RTNDA’s position. Anyone not? This press release was sent from the RTNDA office…. Supreme Court Ruling Underscores Need for Federal Shield LawWASHINGTON—In the wake of today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to consider appeals on … Continue reading

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New Pew Reserarch Center survey

Good news and bad news for the media can be found in this report… http://people-press.org/reports/display.php3?ReportID=248

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Another round in the CPB funding debate

From the PBS Web site… http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/media/jan-june05/cpb_6-21.html

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VOA outsourcing?

The Chicago Tribune reports that more than a dozen Democratic senators are not happy with Voice of America because of its plans to shift some of its news operation overseas. Here is the report. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0506210254jun21,1,7229611.story Any comments?

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