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  • FCC backs off newsroom survey plan

    02/21/2014 1:49:14 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    The Federal Communications Commission announced Friday that it was putting on hold a controversial study of American newsrooms, after complaints from Republican lawmakers and media groups that the project was too intrusive. FCC spokeswoman Shannon Gilson said Chairman Tom Wheeler agreed with critics that some of the study's proposed questions for reporters and news directors "overstepped the bounds of what is required."
  • El Rushbo on HBO's The Newsroom

    07/16/2012 1:39:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 16, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The EIB Network made HBO's show The Newsroom last night. Yeah, yeah, we made it. And I know why we made it. Sorkin puts me in there so that I'll play clips from the stupid show, and then promote the stupid show and so forth. I know how it works. That's what they all do. All these networks mention me hoping and praying that I will play sound bites of them mentioning me, which will then incite curiosity for the network at large. People then tune in to listen. (interruption) Oh, yeah, they disparaged me, said a...
  • HBO's 'Newsroom' Becomes MSNBC: Trashes Tea Party, Compares Bachmann to McCarthy

    07/09/2012 9:02:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.com ^ | July 9, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    People turning on HBO Sunday evening must have thought they'd accidentally switched channels to MSNBC. In the third episode of Aaron Sorkin's new drama Newsroom, those involved in the fictitious cable news network ACN all basically became MSNBC employees mercilessly attacking the Tea Party whilst comparing Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to the late Joe McCarthy (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): HBO's 'Newsroom' Becomes MSNBC: Trashes Tea Party, Compares Bachmann to McCarthyThe episode was done largely as a flashback. At the core was a meeting between heads of the parent company Atlantis World Media including CEO Leona Lansing played...
  • “Newsroom” star Emily Mortimer: Americans are dangerously uninformed

    06/25/2012 7:17:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | 22 June 2012 | Willa Paskin
    ...I can remember when Bush got in for the second time, just feeling like so much of the problem about the way that politics go here is that people are improperly informed. That they didn’t know that they had been lied to, or they didn’t understand exactly to what extent they had been, and they still thought that there were weapons of mass destruction. And that was just crazy to me that people could be so under-informed. I do think that there’s a difference in America to where I’m from. There’s so much wrong with England, but I think people...
  • The Left's $2 Billion Newsroom -- AOL and Huffington Post

    06/21/2011 9:05:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    fox ^ | 6/21/11 | Dan Gainor
    Journalism is the “the first rough draft of history,” former Washington Post President and Publisher Philip Graham reportedly said. If that’s true, history won’t be very kind to conservatives. It’s not news that most of the old media – newspapers, TV and public outlets like NPR and PBS – are liberal. But old media outlets are in trouble and layoffs, closings and circulation declines run like red ink all over their balance sheets. Sensing the old models haven’t been working, the left has been pouring money into new ones. Sure they have ProPublica with its two Pulitzer
  • NPR Newsroom 'Deeply Concerned' About Taking Money From George Soros

    05/25/2011 4:12:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/25/11 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Someone alert Glenn Beck. Last year NPR announced that it was accepting $1.8 million from the Open Society Foundations, which you likely know is funded by George Soros. The money is being used to fund a local-national initiative, known as the Impact on Government project. According to NPR the plan is to have two public radio reporters in every state keeping tabs on state government issues. So far, so good? Not really. The NPR newsroom was apparently less than thrilled that NPR had accepted Soros money.
  • The New York Times Plans 8 Pct Newsroom Staff Cuts

    10/19/2009 1:17:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies · 597+ views
    APReport ^ | October 19, 2009
    The New York Times Plans 8 Pct Newsroom Staff Cuts Oct. 19, 2009 NEW YORK -- The New York Times will cut the size of its news staff by 8 percent by the end of the year. It will offer voluntary buyouts at first but resort to layoffs if it cannot meet the target of 100 positions, according to a memo Executive Editor Bill Keller sent to staff on Monday. The Times, flagship of The New York Times Co., trimmed 100 jobs last year and has cut another 100 from the newspaper's business operations. But it still maintains one of...
  • Fear and Anxiety in Network Newsrooms

    07/30/2004 12:04:43 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 69 replies · 2,367+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | Jul. 27, 2004 | Geneva Overholser
    Much that is commonly "understood" among journalists is rarely voiced in public. A pre-convention event this week in Cambridge -- where network anchors went on the record about the partisan and corporate pressures they feel -- was a bracing exception. The Shorenstein Center program was mostly noted in the news for Jim Lehrer's chastisement of the big three anchors for their stinted convention coverage. But even rarer was the theme kicked off by Dan Rather at the start: "Fear has increased in every newsroom in America." The three anchors (Rather, Peter Jennings, and Tom Brokaw) sparred with one another about...
  • Newsroom Conservatives are a Rare Breed

    06/03/2004 11:24:01 AM PDT · by television is just wrong · 5 replies · 142+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 3, 2004 | randy dotinga
    In national news outlets, only 7 percent of journalists call themselves conservative. Does that deepen a trust gap? By Randy Dotinga | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor If you'd like to check out an endangered species, don't bother with a trip to the zoo. Just drop by the newsroom of your favorite newspaper or TV station and ask to see the conservatives. According to a new survey, only 12 percent of local reporters, editors, and media executives are self-described conservatives, while twice as many call themselves liberal. At national news organizations, the gap is even wider - 7 percent...
  • Open Letter to Dick Morris

    08/22/2003 11:26:45 PM PDT · by DocFarmer · 8 replies · 324+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 23 August 2003 | Doc Farmer
    "Open Letter to Dick Morris" Posted by Doc Farmer Saturday, August 23, 2003 Dear Dick Morris, I recently read your article regarding media bias (see link at the bottom) and found it quite interesting. Granted, I’ve been aware of media bias for a long time now. Accuracy in Media (AIM) and the Media Research Centre have been telling folks about the leftist slant in the news for years. Bernard Goldberg’s ''Bias'' was a well-written eye opener regarding just the kind of shenanigans that really go on in the newsroom. I understand how censorship works, and you did a very good...