Monthly Archives: July 2005

Journalism professor speaks out about media

Interested to hear if the reader of this column agrees with the UT-Pan American journalism educator and her comments about the media… http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/viewpoints/stories/072705dnedighanem.11cf254c.html Advertisements

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The U.S. Justice Department frowns on a shield law

Probably not a surprise that the U.S. Justice Department has come out against a law protecting journalists. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/19/AR2005071901474.html I’m curious what the reader of this post thinks of the arguments put forth by the department. Do they have any merit?

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The "timing" of the Bush/Roberts announcement

Washington Post columnist Howard Kurtz has an interesting column centering on the timing of President Bush’s announcement that John Roberts was his Supreme Court nominee. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/19/AR2005071901719.html Would this president intentionally overlook the traditional media news cycle so that he could … Continue reading

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A new definition of a "citizen journalist"?

WABC-TV in New York is asking its viewers who capture potential newsmaking events on their cellphones to send those images to the station. http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/18/business/pix.php Does this empower the public? Is this another manifestation of trying to do television news on … Continue reading

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NPR/PBS and conservatives

A good discussion point (or two) here from the Washington Post… http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/15/AR2005071501517.html

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Yet another commentary criticizing Judith Miller and the New York Times

This one comes from Pat Buchanan, who appears to still be angry about the Watergate era. http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45211 Am I the only one who has noticed that there appears to be widespread support among many commentators and the general public about … Continue reading

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A Different Spin on Judith Miller

From a University of Virginia law professor…a tantalizing argument. http://www.postgazette.com/pg/05191/535303.stm Do you buy it?

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