"It is the policy of the Washington Post not to publish anonymous pieces," the newspaper declares on page A17 of today's edition. "In this case, an exception has been made because the author -- who would have preferred to be named
(And why is that. Because of Freedoms Phoenix) Several newspaper companies today reported big hits to their revenues in early 2007. Tribune Co. said today its publishing revenues were off 5.1% for Feb with circulation revenue off 7%.
The writing is that of Jack Anderson, author, with Drew Pearson, of the famous Washington Merry-Go-Round column that ran for decades after World War II. If this note spells out political secrets or hidden sources - and there are plenty of those
If there's any good news about the businesses of newspapering these days, it can be found at the industry's littlest papers, which are doing well even as their bigger brothers founder. As the Internet dramatically transforms the largest paper
The one quote that perfectly encapsulated what's wrong with the news today is from Charles Bobrinskoy - a guy who works at an investment fund that owns the LA Times and has been pressuring the paper to weaken its news coverage. He criticized the
A judge has ordered two Kansas City newspapers to remove articles about an area utility from their Web sites and temporarily barred the papers from publishing the story. Jackson County Circuit Judge Kelly Moorhouse issued the temporary restraining or
A freelance photographer working for The Associated Press and a cameraman working for AP Television News said a U.S. soldier deleted their photos and video showing a four-wheel drive vehicle in which three people were shot to death about 100 yards fr
By now, the NY Times ought to – but apparently doesn’t – realize that much of its reporting on Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Libya, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere has been – and still is being – manipulated by the Cheney Cabal.
In a great new 4-part series titled News War, PBS Frontline examines the battle between the White House & the national media and how they both fight to set the national agenda. (Part 1 of 4 Video)
All day long during the trial, one Firedoglake blogger is on duty to beam to the Web from the courthouse media room a rough, real-time transcript of the testimony. The “live blog” has offered the fullest, fastest public report available. Many mainstr
NY Times Executive Editor Bill Keller announced the paper's longtime staff writer Michael Gordon is not an actual person, but rather a voice-activated tape recorder. After "Gorgon's" front page story, "Deadliest Bomb in Iraq Is
Veteran Iowa editor wants outsiders, not people in the news industry, to examine why the press is reluctant to challenge authority at times when the country most needs a vigorous, questioning fourth estate.
New York Times Co reported a fourth- quarter loss of almost 650 million dollars as it wrote down the value of its Boston Globe unit by 814.4 million dollars. The write-down reflected the continued difficulty facing the company in attracting adve
It is clear why Americans have more years of schooling than ever before but believe more claptrap and canards than ever before. That’s because they’re reading comic books like US News and...
So fixated have many Times critics been on the WMD/ Miller saga, that they have failed to notice that across the past 6 months the Times has been waging an equally disingenuous campaign to escalate American troop levels in this doomed enterprises.
An invasion is not an invasion if "we" do it, regardless of the lies that justified it and the contempt shown for international law. An occupation is not an occupation if "we" run it, no matter that the means to our "positive
The number of journalists jailed worldwide for their work rose for the second year with Internet bloggers and online reporters now one third of those incarcerated, a U.S.-based media watchdog said.
The New York Times asked the Supreme Court to bar a federal prosecutor from reviewing the phone records of two of its reporters. The records would allow the government to learn the identities of many of the reporters’ confidential sources.
According to this organization, here are the 25 top stories that the major media didn't touch. Notice the 1st story!!!
These charges eviscerate the primary function of journalism—to gather and publicize information of public concern—particularly where the most vulnerable information to the public is what the government wants to conceal.
Tribune Co.'s stock rose modestly amid reports that interest in buying the media conglomerate has stepped up, including a potential bid from Gannett Co., the nation's largest newspaper publisher.
Gannett Co., the nation's largest newspaper chain, plans to create stories with information from bloggers, people who post in Internet discussion groups and other non-journalists in hopes of winning readers from the Internet, television and other
Andrew Sullivan, the conservative writer who was once a key media supporter for the Iraq war, denounced the latest statement on CNN on Wednesday night, stating that the president is so delusional, "This is not an election anymore, it's an in
The LA Times reported that daily circulation fell 8%, and Sunday dropped 6%. The San Francisco Chronicle was down 5.3% and Sunday fell 7.3%. The New York Times lost 3.5% daily and 3.5% on Sunday, and it's sister publication, the Boston Globe
Some poor countries, such as Mauritania and Haiti, improved their record in a global press freedom index this year, while France, the US and Japan slipped further down the scale of 168 countries rated, the group Reporters Without Borders said yesterd
The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists. Gary Webb broke the biggest story of his career in August 1996 when he linked the CIA to America's crack-cocaine explosion via the Nicaraguan contras, a right-wing
The BBC is guilty of shameless venality and misreporting on Venezuela by acting as a state propaganda service
On Nov. 29, 2001, a dozen policy makers, Middle East experts and members of influential policy research organizations gathered at the request of Paul Wolfowitz, then the deputy secretary of defense. Presence of journalists at the meeting
Noted Latin American expert exposes himself as a charlatan and fraud in his attack against Hugo Chavez
“Mainstream media is damaging our minds with lies and distortions that are intended to confuse and distract us from the truth, that there are many things wrong with this country,” he said. - by Megan Dobransky for The College Times