Monthly Archives: January 2018

The SPJ’s “Black Hole” Award

There have been a few cases in Wisconsin in 2017 that might qualify for this award, which the SPJ gives to the most egregious violation of open government laws. Details are here. Posted by Tim Morrissey... - MORE -

Network News Reporters Are Snapchat Stars

But probably not the network anchors you’re thinking of. These anchors say they just “tell the news in conversational form”. They’re not “broadcasters delivering the news”. An interesting look at the kind of newscast that’s garnering younger views is here. Posted by Tim Morrissey... - MORE -

How An ESPN Reporter’s Persistence Paid Off

This is a great story about a reporter who time and again was stonewalled and ignored by Michigan State University officials. But Paula Lavigne’s tenacious pursuit of the story paid off. The article from Poynter describing her quest is here. Posted by Tim Morrissey... - MORE -

Was Political Coverage Better In 1968 Than Today?

Veteran journalist Lawrence O’Donnell thinks so. He says there was more time for thoughtful reflection on politics, as opposed to the breakneck pace of TV news today. Here is an excerpt from Jim Warren’s column for Poynter this morning making the case. There were no “embeds” tweeting (often redundantly) each ... - MORE -