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US Nets: Anchorless in Gaza

January 7, 2009

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 […]

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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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