Tag: journalism

When the "new media" kill

Bloggers and all deriders of the “legacy media” should read this piece. Professional journalism becoming replaced by the kind of laissez faire, anything-goes new media touted by what I would cal communications libertarians has its consequences. Sometimes deadly. 

Is government intervention in newspapers wise?

The Federal Trade Commission is working on recommendations–to put it bluntly–to save newspapers from oblivion. Whenever I see government and newspapers in the same sentence, I usually blanch. Only in the First Amendment (prohibiting government restrictions on a free press) do I feel comfortable seeing the words juxtaposed. So, why should the FTC concern itself... Read more »

Stevenson High School Baloney

There have been a lot of remarks about “censorship” of the newspaper published by Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. Much of the argumentation supporting the students, who claim to have been censored by the school administration, refers to a U.S. Supreme Court case called Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier. Oddly, both sides cite the case... Read more »

White House vs. FOX News, again

Anita Dunn: Partisan hack Aw, jeez. Anita Dunn, the White House communications director and former Democratic Party consultant, accused FOX of serving as an “arm” of the Republican Party, according to a Tribune report. Said Dunn: They’re widely viewed as a part of the Republican Party – take [the GOP’s] talking points, put’em on the... Read more »
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