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Local TV station news operation has a bad day

So, my local NTV News television station has had a bad day covering a murder trial in Kansas.  We’ll let them tell the story:

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Washington Post reporter Wes Lowery discusses voting on Twitter

Wes Lowery at the Washington Post is a reporter I respect, and I follow his work closely.  Here’s what he had to say on Twitter today in response to a critic who claimed Lowery was likely voting for Hillary.  Read … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How can Fox maintain their journalistic reputation? WaPo conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin argues that Trump campaign gives commentators a challenge when it comes to responding to extreme spin. And she also wonders what Fox can do to maintain their journalistic reputation. … Continue reading

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AT&T Buying Time Warner – Which Apocalypse Will It Be?

Oh, wow, a tech giant is buying up Time Warner, one of the big legacy media companies for an unheard of amount of money. The tech company is talking about how the purchase will help them leverage synergy in the … Continue reading

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News About News: Campaign money, Shep Smith & Fox, Charges Dropped for Goodman, and Death Threats at AZ Republic

There’s been a lot of news about the news coverage of politics in the last few days.  Here are several that I think we should be paying attention to: When journalists give money to the presidential campaign, they give it to … Continue reading

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Free Webinar on “5 Tips for Teaching Intro To Mass Comm”

You are invited to join me on Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, noon Central Time, for a free, live webinar: 5 Tips for Teaching Introduction to Mass Communication: Engaging Students Living in a Media World. Join me … Continue reading

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An Unwelcome X-Men Mutation

I just recently rewatched X-Men: Days of Future Past and was struck again by what a good super hero movie it was. It handled the mythos and back story well, it had characters following consistent motivation, and it had characters … Continue reading

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Do Newspaper Presidential Endorsements Matter in 2016?

I got a note from my dad earlier this week: On NPR this a.m. I heard an editor of the Arizona Republic interviewed. For the first time in its 127 years that newspaper is endorsing a Democrat for president. She said … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

What word will the Washington Post use in a story but not in a headline? When Rosie O’Donnell called presidential candidate Donald Trump an “orange anus,” the Washington Post used the word in the story, but called it a “body … Continue reading

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Bad Language in the News: “But what does “d—ing” mean?”

Last week hackers released a group of e-mails they had stolen from former Secretary of State Colin Powell.  The e-mails gave Powell’s opinions about a wide range of political figures, including Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill. A lot of … Continue reading

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