Monthly Archives: March 2016

Following up on Wendy Bell’s firing

There’s no doubt that Hearst Television and WTAE’s decision to fire anchor Wendy Bell has generated a lot of discussion. As I noted on my blog last night, I thought the dismissal was the right thing to do. I’m not … Continue reading

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EURO 2016 Predictions (UPDATED)

A few changes since my original predictions from December. The Groups: A: France, Romania, Albania, Switzerland B: England, Russia, Wales, Slovakia C: Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Northern Ireland D: Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Croatia E: Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Sweden F: Portugal, … Continue reading

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My reaction to Wendy Bell’s dismissal by WTAE

Pittsburgh’s journalism community learned today that one of their own had been fired for remarks she made about a recent shooting east of downtown. Wendy Bell, a now former anchor at WTAE, was canned days after making a racially charged … Continue reading

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The much better half…on the news

Watch. Because I told you.

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Family of tortured Italian PhD to student, to Egyptian government: Come clean, or else

Reuters has the story. The parents of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni, who was tortured and killed in Cairo, demanded on Tuesday a tough response from Rome if Egypt fails to uncover the truth behind their son’s murder. Giulio’s mother, Paola … Continue reading

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A journalist speaks at a university, but neither video nor audio recording is allowed

No way that could happen? Think again. Unless Purdue University has changed its plan, that’s exactly what will happen later this week. I wonder if the journalism community in Indiana will do the right thing and boycott?

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Turkish president tries to scare British diplomat

The Guardian has the details. The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has warned Britain’s consul general over a “selfie” taken at the espionage trial of two journalists, a photograph which the diplomat tweeted of himself with one of the defendants. … Continue reading

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