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Perceptions of Reality— And a Failure to Indict

By at December 3, 2014 | 12:38 pm | 0 Comment

Perceptions of Reality— And a Failure to Indict

She quietly walked into the classroom and stood there, just inside the door, against a wall. The professor, his back to her, continued his lecture, unaware of her presence until his students’ eyes began focusing upon her rather than him. “Yes?” he asked, turning to her. Just “Yes.” Nothing more. “You shouldn’t have done it,” […]

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The No-News Media Cover a Royal Birth

By at July 31, 2013 | 10:03 am | 0 Comment

The No-News Media Cover a Royal Birth

Long after the American colonials broke away from the British monarchy, long after George Washington refused to take the title of “king,” Americans are still fascinated by anything British and royal. The media incessantly pumped out news and features about the royal birth. TV networks gave us several “special reports” when Kate Middleton checked into […]

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Weathering a Blizzard of News Media Bravado

By at February 28, 2013 | 10:08 am | 0 Comment

Weathering a Blizzard of News Media Bravado

Ginger Zee is an ABC News weather person. She’s 32 years old, has a B.S. in meteorology, and says even in high school she wanted to be a TV network weatherperson. Not a scientist in a lab studying and analyzing weather, but a TV weather person. For more than a decade, she worked local and […]

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Blood on the Lens

By at July 11, 2011 | 4:23 pm | 1 Comments

Blood on the Lens

“If it bleeds, it leads” is local TV’s aphorism that dictates its belief that fires, car crashes, and shootings lead off the nightly newscast. These stories, of course, are more “visual” and easier to cover than poverty, worker exploitation, and the health care crisis. But, now and then, it’s hard to find an assortment of […]

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New Hampshire or Bus: Sarah’s No-Campaign Campaign Tour

By at June 13, 2011 | 7:28 am | 1,357 Comments

New Hampshire or Bus: Sarah’s No-Campaign Campaign Tour

Speeding along city streets, going from somewhere to somewhere else, was the Sarah Palin “One Nation I’m Not Running for Anything But Follow Me Anyhow” bus chase. Following her were about two dozen reporters and photographers from the national news media, and now and then some local news teams, many of whom violated traffic laws […]

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A brilliant journalist trades in his source list to join Pennsylvania Governor Corbett’s Administration

By at February 3, 2011 | 4:10 pm | 100 Comments

A brilliant journalist trades in his source list to join Pennsylvania Governor Corbett’s Administration

Dennis Roddy a longtime award winning reporter and newspaper columnist is leaving his job at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to join the Corbett Administration. As Rock The Capital’s Eric Zager observes, its another big loss for a very battered industry.

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