06 Nov 2010

Olbermann Was Wrong

The third principle of the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists is “Act Independently.” The SPJ specifies that this means avoid any behavior that could create even the appearance of a conflict of interest. MSNBC’s own code of ethics says the same thing. Keith Olbermann has violated

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25 Oct 2010

Juan Williams Had to Go

The larger issue in the Juan Williams affair is too much commentary by journalists.

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12 Sep 2010

Koran Coverage: a Tough Call

It’s admirable that some news organizations said they would not have shown images if the Florida pastor had burned the Koran, but a case can be made that the images should have been shown.

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21 Aug 2010

Do We Care about Suffering in Pakistan?

The muted American response to the Pakistani flood disaster could be seen by Muslims as another example of American disrespect for Muslims, similar to the mosque controversy.

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16 Aug 2010

Mosque Hysteria: Time for Decency

Amid the Islamophobia fanned by demagogues like Newt Gingrich, we need another Joseph Welch to stand up to him and say: Have you no sense of decency?

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08 Aug 2010

Anchor Babies, Aweigh

News media need to carefully get the facts right about allegations of “anchor babies” and put the allegations in context, to avoid yet another wave of hysteria over a nonexistent threat.

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08 Aug 2010

Anchor babies, aweigh

News media need to carefully get the facts right about allegations of “anchor babies” and put the allegations in context, to avoid yet another wave of hysteria over a nonexistent threat.

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03 Aug 2010

One year without a real newspaper

A year after the death of the Ann Arbor News, this community is being poorly informed by its online substitute.

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28 Jul 2010

Illegality of Iraq war

British Deputy Prime Minister calls the Iraq invasion illegal — but it doesn’t get much play in U.S. media.

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24 Jul 2010

Daniel Schorr, a real journalist

Schorr’s defiance of the powerful and his independence, standing up to his boss Ted Turner at CNN, marked him as a real journalist.

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