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Why Analyzing Labor Coverage Is Important

April 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

The Newspaper Guild/Communication Workers of America released Tuesday a summary report of their new “Labor & Unions in National TV Network News.” The CWA and Newspaper Guild funded the study directed by Federico Subervi of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Texas State University. The report is important. There is a big story […]

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Tags: Consumerism · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Newspapers · NPR · Occupy Wall Street · Politics · Television News · Working Class

Why Does Anyone Take Andrew Breitbart Seriously?

July 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Andrew Breitbart has a job to do and he does it well. Breitbart’s job is to lie and distort the truth in order to advance a right-wing agenda, embarrass liberals, and undermine the Obama administration. Breitbart is not a journalist, researcher, or pundit. He is a propagandist.

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Elections · Internet · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Politics · Television News

Tea Party — A Case in Unproportional News Coverage

February 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Seriously, 600 people showed up at the first-ever National Tea Party Convention at the Opryland complete in Nashville and this makes page A1 of the New York Times?  Four times as many paying people (2,435) attended my journalism educators convention in Boston last year, and I can tell you we didn’t get any mention in […]

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Tags: ACORN · Politics · Television News

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