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  • Poll Finds Record Majority of Americans Distrust Mainstream Media

    09/30/2010 2:39:15 PM PDT · by topher · 10 replies ^ | September 30, 2010 | By Peter J. Smith
    Thursday September 30, 2010 Poll Finds Record Majority of Americans Distrust Mainstream Media By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., September 30, 2010 ( – A new Gallup poll shows that a record majority of Americans have little to no trust in mainstream media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly.” Nearly half cited “liberal bias” in the media, which ranked only slightly higher than the U.S. Congress in public confidence levels.Gallup reports that 57 percent of those polled for their annual Governance poll, conducted Sept. 13-16, 2010, said their “confidence and trust” in mass media – newspapers, television, and...

    09/24/2010 8:59:35 AM PDT · by kcvl · 142 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Sept 24, 2010 | Matt D.
  • The NY Times Survey & The Odd Use of Language

    09/17/2010 5:17:52 AM PDT · by publius1 · 7 replies
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: "The president’s overall job approval rating is 45 percent, with 47 percent disapproving. On the economy, his rating is worse, with 41 percent approving and 51 percent disapproving." GOVERNOR PALIN: "The poll found that the ...public has an increasingly negative opinion of Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, with nearly half now holding an unfavorable view of her." I realize that people can do funny things with words, but aren't these essentially the same numbers? Also -- funny note -- the poll is, according to the description, a sample of "voters," but 1...
  • New York Times Will End Print Edition (Eventually), Publisher Says (50% cut in newsroom staff?)

    09/10/2010 12:17:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Atlantic ^ | 9/9/10 | Kevin Fallon
    While speaking at a conference in London, chairman and publisher of The New York Times Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. made a major statement about the future of his publication: "We will stop printing The New York Times sometime in the future, date TBD."
  • ABC News to cut half its domestic correspondents, close bricks-and-mortar bureaus [Updated]

    09/07/2010 1:08:58 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 87 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 09/07/2010 | Matea Gold
    As part of the deep cuts announced this week at ABC News, the network plans to close all of its physical bureaus around the country except Washington and halve the number of its domestic correspondents. ABC News President David Westin confirmed in an interview Friday that the network's ranks of bureau correspondents, which currently number several dozen, would be cut in half and be replaced with "digital" journalists who would be expected to shoot and edit their own stories.
  • Changes at the Deseret News announced (43% of staff laid off - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/31/2010 11:21:39 AM PDT · by abb · 22 replies
    Deseret News ^ | August 31, 2010 | Sarah Jane Weaver
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Deseret News announced today work force reductions and unveiled a plan to refocus the quality and reach of its product. "Changes in the industry have forced some newspapers to fade or even close," said Clark Gilbert, Deseret News CEO and president. "At the Deseret News, we choose to lead and innovate." Part of that leadership, he added, is the willingness to make hard choices. "Today we have announced the reduction in our print work force by 57 full-time and 28 part-time employees, which reflects just over 43 percent of our work force," Gilbert said. Gilbert...
  • Is Sarah Palin a political savant or ‘chicken’s guts’?

    08/27/2010 12:06:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | August 27, 2010 | Various Pundits
    JOHN DICKERSON, Slate: “Sarah Palin has special medicine. That’s about the only clear conclusion to be drawn from Tuesday’s primary results. She backed five candidates in Arizona, Florida and Alaska and they all won. The rest of the results from the evening defied easy matching. . . Palin now has more support for a favorite story line of hers: The pundits and so-called experts said things were going to go one way but she had faith; she knew the real deal. This is part of her larger pitch: that she understands something fundamental about conservative voters. That, in turn, is...
  • Bob Schieffer Blames Internet For Americans Believing Obama Is Muslim [Spin-o-rama]

    08/23/2010 3:41:47 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 54 replies
    News Busters ^ | August 22, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    Bob Schieffer on Sunday blamed the internet for the growing number of Americans that think Barack Obama is a Muslim. Namelessly referring to last week's Pew Research Center poll finding that eighteen percent now believe this, the "Face the Nation" host concluded Sunday's program saying that "in the internet age, ignorance travels as rapidly as great ideas."
  • Bad News for DNews

    08/17/2010 9:27:37 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 17 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Aug. 13, 2010 | Glen Warchol
    Utah's journalism and political communities have been buzzing the last couple weeks with rumors of an impending implosion of the Deseret News. Let me concisely repeat the rumors: * In the next few weeks, a significant part of the DNews staff will be laid off. * What remains will leave the Deseret News building in the heart of downtown to be resettled with KSL in the Triad Center. * The DNews will no longer publish daily, but three days or so a week (it would, of course, continue to exist online with Mormon Times). The staff at the DNews is...
  • An e-reader skeptic converted - Commentary: The battle of the e-readers is just beginning

    08/15/2010 10:15:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 75 replies · 1+ views
    BERKELEY, Calif. (MarketWatch) -- I'm a little more conservative than most tech writers when it comes to hot trends that may not be hot nor be trends. I freely admit to some skepticism when e-readers made their debut highlighted by both the Sony Corp. book reader and the Kindle from Inc. The trend was confirmed by Apple Inc.'s iPad, but I need to be more adept at spotting the trend when it is beginning and in the wild. I missed the signals, twice. You look to the public-at-large to spot trends, not to pundits. Two examples come to mind....
  • NBC Nightly News describes serial stabber as "Palestinian Christian"

    08/12/2010 3:46:23 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 21 replies
    NBC Nightly News
    Wonder if they would have mentioned his religion if he were a Muslim? I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count.
  • Good news: Newsweek sold — for a dollar (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/02/2010 3:42:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 5+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 2, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Technically it’s a dollar plus an agreement to assume their huge financial liabilities, but if you throw me an opportunity for a headline that sweet, I’m going to take it every time. Hopefully, in a few years and with a few trillion more tacked onto the national debt, the U.S. can get a deal like this from China. According to several people who have been briefed on the process, Mr. Harman’s bid appealed to Mr. Graham and the Post Company because Mr. Harman has said he would retain a significant number of the magazine’s 325 employees. The financial details of...
  • Prince To Release '20Ten' For Free In Europe

    06/29/2010 11:44:10 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies
    Billboard ^ | June 29, 2010 | Andre Paine
    Prince will release his new album, "20Ten," as a free giveaway with various European newspapers and magazines. In the U.K., Prince has signed up with tabloid newspaper the Daily Mirror and its associated Scottish title the Daily Record for the CD giveaway. More than 2.5 million copies will be distributed on July 10 with the newspapers. The deal will also include Prince's first British newspaper interview in more than a decade and competitions for European concert tickets. The German edition of Rolling Stone has announced that its August issue, to be published July 22, will include a new Prince album,...
  • Poll: No Support For FTC Proposals To Help News Organizations (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/13/2010 1:45:12 PM PDT · by abb · 26 replies · 744+ views
    Paid Content ^ | June 9, 2010 | Staff
    There’s basically zero popular support for several already unlikely initiatives the FTC is looking into in order to support the “reinvention of journalism.” Rasmussen Reports polled 1,000 people on whether they would support proposals—like a tax on consumer electronics to help news organizations or a taxpayer-funded program to support young journalists through AmeriCorps—and the answer was a decisive no. A monthly tax on cell phone bills? 90 percent no! A tax on consumer electronic devices? 84 percent no! The young reporter program? 70 percent no! A White House commission to help save journalism jobs? 55 percent no! (Via MediaPost) Most...
  • 154-year-old Honolulu Advertiser prints last issue

    06/05/2010 8:32:20 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 6-5-10 | Audrey McAvoy
    The Honolulu Star-Bulletin and The Honolulu Advertiser have competed to chronicle Hawaii for more than a century. That rivalry ends Sunday when the Advertiser, Hawaii's largest newspaper, publishes its last edition. It's being bought out and combined with its smaller rival. More than 400 reporters, pressmen and other workers are losing their jobs. The 154-year-old Advertiser is the latest casualty of the recession and the upheaval that the Internet has unleashed on the traditional media industry. The new owner plans to launch the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Monday. Honolulu now joins Denver and Seattle as cities served by only one daily...
  • In New Era of TV, Rival Hosts Drown Out King (Why CNN 3rd in Ratings Cannot Compete)

    05/27/2010 1:40:59 PM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies · 799+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 26, 2010 | Brian Stelter
    The biggest interview on television last week, with the Senate candidate Rand Paul, happened at 9 p.m. But regrettably for CNN’s Larry King, who used to rule that time slot by wooing newsmakers, the interview was booked by his higher-rated competitor, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Next week will be Mr. King’s 25th year on CNN, but these are hard days for the host, and not just because he is being beaten in ratings and bookings. Although still the linchpin of CNN’s lineup, he has come to embody an enormous problem facing the cable news channel. How can he and CNN compete...
  • Hoiles: Dynasty to bankruptcy (OC Register Saga)

    05/03/2010 6:14:44 AM PDT · by abb · 19 replies · 632+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | May 2, 2010 | Mary Ann Milbourn
    They could have been millionaires, many times over, in 1985 when a million dollars meant something. But 25 years ago, the majority of the Hoiles family, owner of The Orange County Register, spurned a $1 billion buyout of the Santa Ana newspaper and its parent company's other holdings. Some say the rejection was to spite Harry Hoiles, the disaffected son of company founder R.C. Hoiles. Others argue that it came from a commitment to keep the media company in the family as a platform to carry on R.C.'s lifelong crusade for libertarianism and individual freedom. Either way, those who bet...
  • Helen Thomas: The Last Defiant Roar Of the Old Media Dinosaurs [FR buckhead incident mentioned]

    05/01/2010 9:08:11 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 96 replies · 3,476+ views ^ | 5/1/2010 | Kevin L Martin
    Helen Thomas simply longs for the days when reporters and pundits could report spin, lies and opinion as fact and were never held accountable outside of page A-16 retractions. The new media’s finest moment came when in 2004 CBS’s Dan Rather attempted to influence a national election (much like his predecessor Walter Cronkite did with the Vietnam War after the Tet Offensive), but unlike then, now there is a new media filled with grassroots activists who were going to hold the old media accountable and one of those activists on the Conservative Site Free-Republic under the handle “Buckhead,” was able...
  • CNN’s American Morning Has Lowest Viewership Month Ever In April

    04/30/2010 1:26:04 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 47 replies · 1,009+ views
    TV by the Numbers ^ | 28 April 2010 | Bill Gorman
    CNN’s having ratings problems in the morning as well. Their American Morning show had its lowest ever month for average viewership in April*, averaging just 307,000 viewers down 37% from April, 2009. The show’s recent viewership peaked in July, 2009 (Michael Jackson death?), and has unevenly trended downwards since then. You can see regular reports of American Morning ratings, as well as the rest of our cable news ratings here.
  • ABC News Completes Cuts; 350-400 Jobs Slashed (Liberal Media)

    04/28/2010 11:28:46 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 27 replies · 635+ views
    Mediabistro ^ | 4/28/10 | Chris Arlens
    The process of cutting up to 25% of the jobs at ABC News is all but complete. Twenty two ABC News employees were laid off in a round of involuntary cuts yesterday. Those layoffs came after more than 300 staffers, many more than had been anticipated, agreed to take a voluntary buyout. In February, ABC News president David Westin announced a massive reorganization which meant staff cuts between 300-400. The actual number, between 350-400, is right in line with that expectation. In addition, TVNewser has learned, 39 staffers were promoted to positions being vacated by those taking a buyout. In...