Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fake Shrine?

In Mobile, AL there's controversy over whether a TV reporter staged a scene involving a shrine to four dead kids. By the way, Mike McCormick, the news director quoted in the story, is an SIU grad.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The National Association of Broadcaster is pressing the U.S. Senate to move on implementing a national shield law for journalists.

Obama Media

Interesting insight on how Barack Obama is handling the traveling press.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

When You're on TV, Your Mistakes Are Public

ESPN's Dana Jacobson has been benched for some remarks made at a roast. Was alcohol involved??? No matter. Your actions are under the microscope when you choose a high profile career.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Not an Old-Boy's Club Anymore

Mark Schwed of the Palm Beach Post points out how the gender balance has changed in the coverage of Presidential elections.

Eavesdropping on Katie

Wanna see behind the scenes as a big-time anchor does primary election night coverage? Here's Katie Couric between live shots. This is pretty typical banter off-air...but still fun to listen in on.