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Entries from March 2004

Singing Like an American Idol

March 27th, 2004 · No Comments

Quick – name the winner of the Best New Artist Grammy Award in 1989. Need a hint? This group sold nearly 10 million albums worldwide that year, and dominated the U.S. charts with five top 10 hits. Another hint? Their Grammy was revoked a few months after they received it.

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Tags: Music

Indulgent Corporate Super-sizing

March 13th, 2004 · No Comments

But today, despite the fact that once corporate heavy-eaters like executives Dennis Kozlowski (Tyco International), Bernie Ebbers (WorldCom), and Jeffrey Skilling (Enron) are now deposed and embroiled in legal battles, many news reports are again cheerleading the big mergers and acquisitions.

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Tags: Journalism Ethics · Media Economics · Television News