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Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
A Page 1 Enquirer story described sometime violent misbehavior in Hamilton County courtrooms and courthouse hallways. A headline said there was chaos in the judges’ “chambers.” Wrong. The story didn’t say that.   

Considering the Reporter/Opinion Writer Hybrid

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
It was the day after I retired from The Enquirer and Rick Pender, an editor at CityBeat, asked me to consider being this paper’s lead columnist.  “I don’t have an opinion every week worth 750 words,” I told him. We left it at that.  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
An inaccurate Page 1 story in Saturday’s Enquirer blew a chance to discredit popular, irrational opposition to measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccinations.
  

Government Must Not Define Who Is a Journalist

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Developments at the U.S. Supreme Court and Colorado legislature demonstrate how government restricts our access to news.
  

Reporters and Ill-Advised Security Reporting Tactics

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
There’s something about a WET PAINT sign that overwhelms good sense and manners. We have to test it.    

Media Musings from Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Give the New York Times a C+ for candor after it fired Executive Editor Jill Abramson.   

No Images = No Stories

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
It’s taken almost a month for the story of hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian school girls to gain a foothold in the American news media.
  

Considering the "Double Effect"

1 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
My undergraduate journalism students never were livelier than when they explored what philosophers and ethicists call the Principle of the Double Effect.  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Reporters jumped on official revelations that the latest Ft. Hood shooter had been treated for emotional problems.  

Orchids and Onions for Our Sole Surviving Daily

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 15, 2014
It’s Orchids and Onions, Darts and Flowers for Curmudgeon’s home-delivered Enquirer.