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If you wondered wheth­er declin­ing view­ers and cor­por­ate belt tight­en­ing had a real on-screen resourcing impact on net­work news cov­er­age, check out Andrew Tyn­dall on the nets and Gaza: In the sum­mer of 2006, when the Israel Defense Force headed north to fight with the Hezbol­lah mili­tia in south­ern Leban­on, all three net­works found the con­flict […]

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The Trust Obsession

April 28, 2008

CNN bills itself as the most trus­ted name in news. Dir­ect­or-Gen­er­­al Mark Thompson reck­ons pub­lic trust is the life-blood of the BBC. Politi­cians and TV presenters wail and tear their clothes in pub­lic at the public’s loss of trust in the media. “Woe is us,” wails the col­lect­ive cry from the journ­al­ism pro­fes­sion, “they don’t […]

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The plan to set up a blog to record all the mis­takes in CYTTM has — alas — been on the back­burn­er (too busy). So here’s one mis­take from line 16, p58 [HT: Jack Shafer].

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I stumbled upon this TV news “fakery” clas­sic from the early 1960s, which comes care of CBS vet­er­an Daniel Schorr’s mem­oir, Clear­ing The Air. Schorr is lunch­ing his boss, CBS chief, Bill Paley.

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