By Christopher B. Daly
I have not been posting as often as I’d like lately — to many other pressing matters (articles due, classes to teach, meetings to try to avoid, etc. . .)
Here are some recent items I hope you don’t miss:
From the New York Times:
–BU Prof David Carr’s latest column.
–45,000 emails later, the Public Editor looks back at a year on the job. Among readers’ biggest concerns: anonymous sources and false balance in news stories.
–A conversation with journalist Richard Preston, author of the original Ebola scare, The Hot Zone.
–A depressing report from old media-land.
Elsewhere. . .
–Welcome home to my colleague Joe Bergantino, who was “detained” in Russia for the offense of giving a workshop in investigative journalism. Here’s his open letter to Vladimir Putin.
–Brian Stelter continues to outperform his predecessor at CNN’s Reliable Sources. Don’t miss his interview with James Risen, national security reporter who stands in the bulls-eye of the Obama team’s war on the press.
–As usual, NPR’s “On the Media” has some insightful, original stuff.
–And the Nieman Journalism Lab has a piece I want to read about Knight Foundation funding decisions, plus lots more.
Good luck keeping up. Send me any suggestions/omissions/objections.
One response to “Monday Rdp”
Reading Bergantino’s chilling piece–and knowing of so many Russian journalists having been murdered–makes the reference to “Obama’s war on the press” seem Fox Newsian, right up there with Obama’s alleged “War on Religion” and “War on whites.”
Here’s a good betting rule–politicians and journalists who refer to a “war on” have never fought in an actual war, or even covered one close up.
Haven’t Al Qaeda and ISIS taught us that a real “war on the press” involves videotaped beheadings, not subpoenas?