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Posts Tagged ‘Media’

News Channel ratings

LA Times reports: "Fox News racked up its seventh straight year as the most-watched cable news channel, delivering an average prime-time viewership of 2.1 million, 40% more than 2007, according to data released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. CNN placed second with 1.3 million, up 69%, while [...]

50 things we now know

The Tampa Tribune put together this list of things we know now that we didn't know a year ago. Here are a few factoids on the list: After a decade of increases, the number of mobile phones being shipped to market is shrinking. Consumers are sticking with their phones longer. People in a [...]

Mika who?

Washington Post has a piece of Joe Scarborough's co-host Mika Brzezinski. The article describes how she texts friends and even Joe's wife Susan during the show while Joe is ranting about something. Mika was here last January when Rudy Guiliani was in town. She and Joe did their morning show from [...]

Scarborough gets radio show

Conservative radio can't wait for the Obama administration. Of course, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity can't wait, but others are waiting in the wings. Morning Joe Scarborough is set to convert his TV show with Mika Brzezinski to radio...Will WCOA, WEBY or 1620 get it? Fred Thompson - once the [...]

How journalism will survive

From Online Journalism Review: Activist newsrooms don't have to abandon journalistic principles, says Robert Niles. "They simply need to refocus on principles they should have been aspiring to all along -- such as accuracy, truth and justice," he writes. "Our reports must be factually accurate. [...]

Paperless Daily

Wall Street Journal reports that the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News may only publish web versions of its paper Mondays through Wednesdays and Saturdays. The papers are owned by Detroit Media Partnership L.P. - Gannett is the operating partner so except similar changes here if the [...]

Gannett makes more cuts

The rumor is that the paper will cut the extra "n" and "t" from its name (credit Reuters blogs). The City Paper (an alt-weekly in Rochester, NY) has a column on the ever-shrinking daily---their daily paper is owned by Gannett, too. When their daily made recent cuts, its editor wrote: [...]

News coverage of budget workshop weak

News coverage of budget workshop weak

Escambia County Commission held its first budget workshop yesterday. WEAR TV focused on the cuts on funds given to non-profits like the Florida Wildlife Sanctuary, St. Michael Cemetery, Clean & Green, 4th of July Fireworks. No mention of proposed cuts in the more essential services like public [...]

Saturday updates to INweekly

Saturday updates to INweekly

SatDaily Dose Summary of daily newspapers along Gulf Coast and the state of Florida. WEEKEND TOOB PICKS Saturday night is barren so party heavy and recover in front of the tube on Sunday.

Letterman List

Letterman List

On Monday night (4/30), David Letterman made a list of ten signs your newspaper is in trouble: 10. Covers all news that happens within one block of the office 9. Today's exclusive -- "Nixon Dead!" 8. Reporter sent to jail for refusing to divulge a source... Oh, and he also killed a [...]

Debate over moderation of web comments

Debate over moderation of web comments

Our local daily has caught heat for not moderating the comments that are posted on its web site (pnj.com). It has become a haven for racist and bigoted comments - where gulf1.commers, Luke McCoy fans and Save Our City remnants can go to lash out at the world. This blog has had problem posters [...]

Media manufactured Jessica Lynch legend

Michael Delong, the deputy commander at United States Central Command from 2001 to 2003, has an op-ed piece in the NY Times. He tells of pressure from politicians and the press to make Lynch into a female Rambo. "The initial reports from the field regarding Private Lynch stated that she had gone [...]

Mainstream media indicted

Mainstream media indicted

Bill Moyers tackles the media and its role in the Iraq War next week on his PBS show. Northwest Florida makes the show: Moyers also asserts that editors at the Panama City (Fla.) News-Herald received an order from above, "Do not use photos on Page 1A showing civilian casualties. Our sister paper [...]

CNN and Outtakes agree

CNN and Outtakes agree

We need more hard news From Washington Post: CNN president Jonathan Klein says he regards "American Morning" as "the only real newscast in the morning." He adds: "What the audience wants from CNN is hard news. The more the others get away from it, the more that leaves us an opening to exploit." [...]

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