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Links Ch. 11 – Claims of Subliminal Advertising

Despite absolutely no credible evidence that subliminal advertising is effective or exists, it’s a popular belief that it does exist and is effective. (Please note – This doesn’t mean that sex doesn’t sell.  It’s just not subliminal.)  Here’s link with examples … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 7 – Is the music industry dying? Or just the recording industry?

In February of 2011, a graph was making the rounds based on data attributed to Bain & Company showing a huge growth in the music industry peaking in about 2009 followed by a fairly sharp drop off.  The graph was … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 6 – Should Reporters Call Out Sources For Lying?

The NY Times public editor really set off a bit of a firestorm today with his column.  In it, Arthur Brisbane asks, apparently seriously, whether reporters ought to be calling out sources for claiming things as “facts” that are demonstrably … Continue reading

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Summary of Why WikiLeaks Matters

Here’s a great summary article from the Nieman Journalism Lab on why we, as journalists and citizens, need to be thinking about the implications of WikiLeaks.  Thanks to Jay Rosen for pointing out this article.

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WikiLeaks and Journalism

The website WikiLeaks has continued its project of posting huge numbers of secret government documents, generating a lot of news and a lot of controversy.  There is debate over whether the website is damaging national security for the United States, … Continue reading

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Digital Media News Roundup

WSJ’s Walter Mossberg says Google TV not yet ready for prime time. Google’s entry into the set-top box tries to merge Web video and television into a single universe.  He likes the idea, but says it isn’t a smoothly operating … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 14 – NY Times Ombudsman – Q&A with Clark Hoyt

C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb talks with Clark Hoyt, former ombudsman for the New York Times: “Clark Hoyt talked about his career in newspapers and the state of journalism. He recently finished a three-year stint as public editor of the New York Times. … Continue reading

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NPR, Fox, & Juan Williams

UPDATE 2: Full segment from Fox for Juan Williams comments. UPDATE: Jon Stewart weighs in on the Juan Williams dust-up. Here’s a round up of stories covering the endless debate over NPR firing news commentator Juan Williams and the role … Continue reading

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Apologies, Ramadan & 9/11

On September 11th, the Portland Press Herald ran a long, thoughtful story on its front page about the local observance of the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. What would normally be considered a relatively non-controversial story became … Continue reading

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Civic and Public Journalism

We’ve been talking about civic and public journalism in my interpretive reporting class.  Here are links to several articles/blog posts I’m having them read: New book examinesPublic Journalism 2.0 From the Civic & Citizen Journalism Interest Group Jay Rosen – … Continue reading

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