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The Blunt Business of Journalism

0 Comments · Monday, November 24, 2014
Sometimes a question can be so blunt, so explicit, that offended listeners disregard the validity of the query. Or the evasive response.
  

The Disaster in Disaster Relief

0 Comments · Friday, November 14, 2014
National media have a bottom drawer into which they stuff important stories that someone else did.
  

National Media’s Obsession Over a Local Tragedy

0 Comments · Thursday, October 30, 2014
Who cares? Everyone’s white. Seemingly affluent. Neither young nor old. No cops, no shooting. No protesters calling for “justice.”   

The Right (or No Right) to Privacy

0 Comments · Monday, October 20, 2014
The growing national conversation about privacy is a curious thing  

Good Riddance, Eric Holder

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Eric Holder announced his resignation. Good riddance. Not since the Nixon years have Americans had an attorney general so aggressively hostile to the news media.   

The Oxygen of Publicity

0 Comments · Friday, September 19, 2014
A photo of children being buried after an attack in Ukraine led the Sept. 9 New York Times. I looked at it repeatedly, turning away, then returning. No gore. No bloody bandages. No hovering physicians. A few grieving relatives and neighbors.  

Larry Flynt Was Right

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
What we see on TV is true but not accurate, accurate but not true. We see what happened but rarely what was going on.   

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Poynter.org says Gannett — owner of The Enquirer, Louisville Courier-Journal and Indianapolis Star, among others — is reorganizing newsrooms, job and pay scales “to better attract an (online) audience of 25- to 45-year-olds.”
  

Larry Flynt Was Right

0 Comments · Thursday, September 4, 2014
Buried in old files from decades of teaching reporting and journalism ethics is a flyer mailed to local homes by pornographer Larry Flynt.   

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Thursday, September 4, 2014
The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown moved news media to recall similar lethal encounters between cops and unarmed black youths and men.