Political news junkies are surely growing tired of the phrase “looming fiscal cliff.” So, too, are the media members who are covering the biggest topic on Capitol Hill as the year winds down. (“Bored to tears” is how Fox News’ Shepard Smith described his feelings about the entire issue in his “Studio B” broadcast Dec. 12.) Mackenzie Weinger, a breaking news reporter at … [Read more...] about The phrase must go on – and on
Editor’s note: The list of questions soliciting votes for the year’s top national story was compiled before the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Gateway Journalism Review survey of the top stories for 2012. The most important international story, as voted on by our survey respondents, was the … [Read more...] about GJR readers choose top stories of 2012
Were this to have happened across the pond, British pundits would have called it "dumb arse stupid": Jim Romenesko, in a blog post on his website jimromenesko.com, reports that "the Kansas City Star has told reporters Karen Dillon and Dawn Bormann that one of them has to leave the paper, and they — not management — have to decide who goes." The headline of the story reads, … [Read more...] about Management is supposed to manage, right?
A pair of incidents involving television personalities - a news anchor in La Crosse, Wis., and a meteorologist in Shreveport, La. - has resulted in two different outcomes involving the use of social media to address critics. In the first case, viagra no prescriptionWKBT-TV news anchor Jennifer Livingston took to the airwaves Oct. 2 to respond to an email from a male viewer who … [Read more...] about A tale of two outcomes when responding to critics
The end of December is the season for newspapers to unveil big projects aimed at changing public policy - and, not incidentally, winning prizes. (I know. I've done it.) This year, the Kansas City Star printed an unappetizing but provocative sercheapest viagra pricesies on meat production showing that modern industry methods may be harmful for people's health. Across the state, … [Read more...] about Newspaper projects generate totally different reader responses