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Ben L. Kaufman

Confused By ‘Enquirer’ Parks Levy Endorsement

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The election’s done, but I’m still puzzling over the Enquirer endorsement of the parks levy. From what the two endorsement editorials said about the park board, its president Otto Budig and Mayor John Cranley, I expected Enquirer opposition to the levy.

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
With good reason, the embarrassed FBI concedes that London’s daily Guardian does a better job of tracking killings by police in America. The latest examples are stunning.  

Copycat Crimes and Coverage

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
A common lapse involves “blackbird journalism.” It takes its name from birds sitting on a utility wire. When one flies off, the rest usually follow.   

One-Source Story Blues

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Repeat after me: Wall Street saved Main Street. Wall Street saved Main Street. That’s the mantra of the mainstream press and Wise White Men whom they always quote when events turn sour.  

Journalists Dig into the Actual Police-Shooting Numbers

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Some serious journalists are counting people shot and killed by police and police who are murdered by people they are sworn to protect and serve.

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
News media does its job when readers and listeners know “so what” as well as “what.”

Kim Davis vs. Decades of Supreme Court Decisions

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Disturbingly incomplete reporting afflicts the drama of county clerk Kim Davis in Rowan County, Kentucky.  

Donald Trump Is Great Summer Copy

0 Comments · Friday, September 4, 2015
The Donald is the perfect antidote to perennial August news doldrums.   

Missed Stories

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Recent news stories remind me of places I’ve worked as a photojournalist, reporter or editor… and how they exploded when I wasn’t there.

Acceptable Risks

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart understands his audience.