Monthly Archives: October 2009


A presidential administration and a Congress that are doing something to protect journalists. Advertisements

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As you consider the current results of this poll…

…also keep in mind that e-mails are flying encouraging people to vote FOR FOXNews. In fact, I received one of those e-mails. It says: If you haven’t heard this, the White House is accusing Fox News of not being a … Continue reading

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A student blogger…

…is no longer being targeted by one university. From Monday, Butler University formally withdrew the libel and defamation lawsuit it had filed against Jess Zimmerman, an undergraduate student who kept an anonymous blog that criticized senior administrators. The case … Continue reading

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Should your DNA…

…be part of any background check for employment? At one Ohio university it is, and that decision is (justifiably) leading to some criticism and pointed questions.

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Pittsburgh’s television news market…

…has been in a state of flux of late. Today, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette television critic Rob Owen examines the fallout.

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Uh, oh

From today’s Washington Post: ‘House ethics investigators have been scrutinizing the activities of more than 30 lawmakers and several aides in inquiries about issues including defense lobbying and corporate influence peddling, according to a confidential House ethics committee report prepared … Continue reading

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H1N1 on college campuses (and nationally)

An important update. It also is relevant to note that the issue of when and how much of the “swine flu” vaccine will be available could become a political liability for the president.

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