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Huffington Quote Worth Saving: Ferret Out Truth

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Arianna Huffington made plenty of news this past week when she told the world that she was about to take the Huffington Post local to places like Chicago.
Today I came across this quote she made that is worth noting:
“This is one the major problems of old media. The illusion of presenting two sides of a story [...]

Want to be in NYTimes? Call for a Public Hanging

Monday, January 14th, 2008

I find myself often getting a little miffed at Clark Hoyt’s Public Editor column for the New York Times. I am again. On Sunday he runs a column that says that of 700 people who wrote to him about the the choice of William Kristol as a columnist only one thought it a good choice. One [...]

Witt in AJC: No Need to Regulate Citizen Journalism

Friday, December 14th, 2007

On Thursday, University of Georgia professor David Hazinski wrote an Op-Ed piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the evils of citizen journalism , saying:
 The news industry should find some way to monitor and regulate this new trend.
Being a resident of Georgia and the owner of,  I felt obligated to provide the opposite view, which is [...]

Georgia Porkbusters Scores TV News Spot

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Grayson Daughters points us to an example of citizen journalism in action, but in an email to me says the TV station probably never recognized it as citizen journalism. Georgia Porkbusters is an outgrowth of a Glenn Reynolds of InstaPundit idea. Citizens help out legislators who are placing earmarks into legislation. Jason Pye started collecting [...]

CJR: Does Journalism Need a Rhetoric Beat?

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Fascinating essay in the Columbia Journalism Review by Brent Cunningham about  how politically manipulative words make their way, often unchallenged, into the mainstream press and sometimes with dire consequences. Take for example the phrase “war on terror.” Cunningham writes:
The point is that the ready and largely uncritical embrace of the war narrative—in key realms of the [...]