Category Archives: new media

XL pipeline- Getting the facts straight

Every big controversy seems to generate its own information fog.  Facts may be  incomplete or missing altogether. Reporting can get fuzzy. The debate over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is no different. Rhetoric abounds. Facts may be iffy. The question … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene spins TV reporters into “ridiculous” mode

The only thing more predictable than hurricane season may be the questionable, even ridiculous antics of some television journalists assigned to cover the storms. No need to question the newsworthiness of reporting on Hurricane Irene. It disrupted tens of millions … Continue reading

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Remembering the Kansas City skywalk collapse

It was an honor to wrap-up several months of research and reporting for a television news special last Friday on the 30th anniversary of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency hotel skywalk collapse. I worked on the special for KCTV5, the … Continue reading

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Missouri River turns Midwest areas into Waterworld

Heavy rains this week have compounded historic flooding on the Missouri River in parts of South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and Kansas, rendering many towns, villages and rural areas a Midwestern version of Waterworld.  As I write this update tonight, … Continue reading

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Missouri River floodwaters bear down on Hamburg, Iowa

The flooding Missouri River breaks through a levee and bears down on Hamburg, Iowa. Continue reading

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Mississippi River flood gates open for cliche reporter stand-ups

Memo to television news reporters covering flooding along the Mississippi River:  Please refrain from doing stand-ups and live shots in the chemical and waste contaminated, snake infested  floodwaters you’ve been advising viewers to avoid.  Such actions could be hazardous to … Continue reading

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J-notes and such: April 25-29

Some passing notes from the journalism, new media, advertising/PR landscape- OMG: It’s the Katie Couric gab and speculation fest- MediaBistro.com reports: Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News (People / TV Watch) After weeks of widespread speculation about her … Continue reading

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FTC goes after fake news ads on the Web

The Federal Trade Commission has asked the federal courts to temporarily halt what it calls “allegedly deceptive tactics” of 10 operations using fake news websites to market acai berry weight-loss products. The FTC seeks to permanently stop this misleading practice … Continue reading

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J-notes and such: April 4-10

Some passing notes from the journalism, new media, advertising/PR landscape- Larry King Returns to TV — as Infomercial Pitchman: Ad Age Daily reports that Larry King is getting back in the endorsement business nationally less than a year after his … Continue reading

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J-notes and such

Some passing notes gathered from the journalism, advertising and PR landscape-Trash talking unfolds in the media landscape this week: And you thought it was only about the NCAA Basketball Tournament- SportsNewser:  Columnist Says Jay Bilas Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking … Continue reading

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