Category Archives: new media

Samsung’s Galaxy 7: Not all it’s cracked up to be?

Pardon my pun but it’s the point of this blog. Don’t drop the Samsung Galaxy S7 because the glass may be easier to break than previous versions of the popular Galaxy phone. I purchased a Samsung Galaxy S7 this month. … Continue reading

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San Jose Mercury News: Credibility suffers when content and advertising clash

Did you read the news story about the sexual harassment charges flying at one of America’s most prominent college campuses? The writers and editors of the San Jose Mercury News knew a great deal about the story. They did an excellent … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Manti Te’o hoax raises serious journalistic questions

It’s the dangerous side of sloppy journalism and poor independent fact checking.  Often, the size of the news organization has no bearing on who gets facts right, or in this case, gets it wrong. And some news organizations wonder why … Continue reading

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ABC News strikes out on live coverage of Obama “fiscal cliff” remarks

NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox?  They were all there Monday providing live coverage when President Barack Obama delivered remarks saying it looked like an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff was “in sight.”  One exception: ABC News. The network was missing … Continue reading

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The Sandy Hook massacre: Do journalists need to interview children?

As journalists we are frequently taught to ask questions first and decide later what to use.  It’s good advice I share with my students. In today’s Internet fueled news world though the Sandy Hook massacre should give journalists something on … Continue reading

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CNN, Fox News credibility in question after Supreme Court ruling

It’s what CNN and Fox News didn’t do about yesterday’s inaccurate reporting on the U.S. Supreme Court decision that will likely impact their credibility. More for CNN. Less for Fox News. Got it first…Got it wrong In the race to … Continue reading

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CBS employee fired over Paterno episode

Poynter reports:  Former CBSSports.com employee Adam Jacobi says CBS let him go after he published a story last Saturday night saying that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died when he was still alive. If this was a … Continue reading

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Post script: Premature reports of Joe Paterno’s death raise questions about some news organizations

More revelations today about news organizations that failed to independently confirm unsubstantiated reports last night that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died. Paterno has since died, but at the time he was still alive. Saturday night, Penn … Continue reading

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Premature reports of Joe Paterno’s death raise questions about some news organizations

It’s a sin in the journalism profession to fail to independently confirm rumors as fact before reporting them. Usually, you confirm the facts from more than one source.  That’s a basic Journalism 101 rule. Unfortunately, it happens too often, especially … Continue reading

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