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Links to News Reports on ACORN Study

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Harold Meyerson, “For ACORN, Truth Lost Amid the Din,” Washington Post, September 23, 2009. University of Northern Iowa, “Profs: Why ACORN was in the news in ’07-’08, and what the media got wrong,” Romenesko, September 23, 2009. Alicia Shepard, “The ACORN Videos: Did NPR Ignore Them?” NPR, September 23, 2009. Michael Calderone, “Study: Media’s been […]

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Internet · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Music · Public Relations · Television News

CD Blues: Music Industry in Upheaval

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

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The industry’s frustration must have escalated even higher when the Grammy Award-winning British alternative rock group Radiohead decided to give away their 2007 album “In Rainbows” on the Internet for whatever price fans wished to pay, including nothing at all.

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Tags: Media Economics · Music

What Went Wrong with Copyright

August 12th, 2006 · No Comments

mickey (1928)Corporate owners have millions of dollars to gain by keeping their properties out of the public domain. Disney, a major lobbyist for the 1998 extension, would have lost its copyright to Mickey Mouse in 2004, but now will continue to earn millions on its movies, t-shirts, and Mickey Mouse watches through 2024. Warner/Chappell Music, which owns the copyright to the popular “Happy Birthday to You” song, will keep generating money on the song through 2030.

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Tags: Intellectual Property · Media Economics · Music

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 Their Grammy was revoked a few months after they received it.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