Posts Tagged ‘CNN’

International Federation of Journalists Advisory for Reporters at the World Cup

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has advised local and international journalists covering events in Brazil during the World Cup to remain vigilant and ensure they stay safe.

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Stinkiest Journalism of the Year

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Occupy the PU-litzers!

This year has given us simply too many worthy contenders for FAIR’s annual P.U.-litzers–recognizing the stinkiest journalism of the year. A big part of the problem was that so many outlets were striving to distinguish themselves with especially awful coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement. So to note those lowlights, we bring you a special installment of P.U.-litzers: The OWS edition.

Read full story here.

Where Is Rich Sanchez?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Fired in October, 2010. His CNN dismissal followed a satellite-radio interview in which Sanchez said he was the victim of anti-Hispanic prejudice by Jewish media bosses. He also had said that Jon Stewart, who mocked him on The Daily Show regularly, was a bigot.

Comeback? Last “Google Citing,” 2010.

Sarah What’s-Her-Name

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Just finished watching the Sarah What’s-Her-Name segment of CNN’s Reliable Sources, an excellent show for a genre purporting to broadcast insightful commentary and analysis and news about news. Sometimes, however, the difficulties of producing a regular schedule of quality programming for this genre is evident – slow news week, bad news week – and banality can rule at times.

Nothing insightful this date, November 22. Nothing new, nothing gained.

Lots missed?

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FAIR Media Advisory: Lou Dobbs Quits CNN

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

FAIR:

TV host Lou Dobbs abruptly quit his CNN program yesterday, bringing a sudden end to a television program most notable for its remarkably one-sided presentation of immigration issues. Full FAIR Article.

Dobbs’ nativistic preaching and preening in front of the camera was more than “remarkably one-sided.” He engaged, loathingly, in news demagoguery and got away with it for way tooooooo long. Roberto Lovato, one of the co-founders of Presente.org, was quoted in the New York Times as saying, “We are thrilled that Dobbs no longer has this legitimate platform from which to incite fear and hate.”

Basta Dobbs

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

By Jonathan Mena
Senior Editor/Producer

Pro immigration groups in the U.S. exulted in delight at the knowledge that Lou Dobbs stepped down yesterday.

Dobbs, who has denigrated Latinos and immigrants in his news show, has been accused of consistently spreading false information as facts about issues concerning immigration. On Tuesday he said issues like immigration have been, “defined in the public arena by partisanship and ideology rather than rigorous empirical thought and forthright analysis and discussion.” His resignation comes at a time when talks of immigration reform have all but been absent in the White House.

Without a major platform like CNN, Dobbs next move will be closely watched to see where he lands. Groups like BastaDobbs.com have sprung to stop what they call “anti-immigrant extremism.”  The Latino community is the fastest growing demographic group and will soon become a constituency to be reckoned with. Dobbs resignation was just a small battle victory.

With healthcare reform, war and the economy on the top of Obama’s to do lis,t Latinos from all across the U.S. will need to unite to see that our concerns are heard and resolved.

Hey-Hey, Ho-Ho! CNN’s Nativist Has to Go! — Update

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

“We won’t allow the network to court us as viewers while, at the same time, they allow Dobbs to spread lies and misinformation about us each night,” Roberto Lovato, a founding member of Presente.org, was quoted in the New York Times as saying about CNN’s Lou Dobbs. Also wrote the NY Times reporter: “The hypocrisy, critics say, lies in CNN’s decision to woo Hispanic viewers with a prime-time documentary while still giving Mr. Dobbs a nightly forum.”

Full story here.

Hey-Hey, Ho-Ho! CNN’s Nativist Has to Go!

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

On Eve of CNN’s ‘Latino in America’ Series, Demands Grow for CNN to Dump Lou Dobbs

Events planned in more than 20 cities represent growing backlash to the network’s October 21-22 special in light of CNN’s continued support of Lou Dobbs. New Yorkers to gather in front of Time Warner/CNN Headquarter, 4 p.m. tomorrow.

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CNN Needs to Do Better Profiling of Blithering Birthers & Their Naysaying Cousins

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

I was watching CNN’s broadcast last night, August 12, of the town hall meetings turned into ranting cages for “those people” barking about topics and subjects that have nothing to do with health care. A smart strategy by organizers, brain trusts – clearly extreme right – who came up with this plan to use the news media for their agenda.

Smart strategy – I have to say that one more time.

CNN, however, needs to do a better job of telling its viewers who these people are, to put things into context.

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Did CNN Newscaster Ann Curry’s Twitter Today Mislead Her Followers That Unemployment in the Country Was “9.4 percent”?

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Her stats, from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, don’t take into account people who have given up hope and are no longer looking.

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CNN Quashes Watchdog Group’s Ad Campaign

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

CNN announced on Tuesday that it would not air ads produced by the media watchdog group, Media Matters. The group’s ads pressure CNN to direct Lou Dobbs away from further questioning the legitimacy of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

The host’s now infamous “birther conspiracy” broadcasts struck a chord with racist paranoiacs around the country when he insisted that Obama produce his original birth certificate for the sake of what Dobbs terms “transparency.” (more…)

Howie Kurtz’s “Reliable Sources” on CNN: Bravo

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

His CNN segment this morning about the news reporting and commentating on the Cambridge-Obama Never Ending Story (So Far) was exceptional, I believe, and so informative I’m planning to use transcripts of the show for my J-classes.

I also liked an earlier “CNN’s Howard Kurtz Criticizes CNN’s Lou Dobbs For Giving Airtime To ‘Birther’ Conspiracies.” No attempt here to comment or summarize. The serious should go to the source.

July 28 Update, NY Times.

A Cosmic Conjunction of Race News on CNN’s Campbell Brown?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Brown, a no-show tonight. John Roberts fills in.  Race shows up, though not the lead story, but in prime time view:

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A WORD Update

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I’ve been experimenting with a variety of strategies regarding media devices and so-called social networking media like blogging, youtube, facebook, myspace, UWIRE, twitter, Current TV, et. al., so that, one, my classroom instruction, and two, my professional interests/goals, can try to keep up with the burgeoning technological advances in communication, i.e., the dissemination of news and news-like information.

I’ve been doing this as D:F/M gurus seem committed to D:F/M being as far behind innovation and creativity as an academic department can be during these robust times. I also have been experimenting with new forms of news-narrative-storytelling, such as in my feature writing class for the last few semesters (though the course should be named in-depth reporting or something even more imaginative).

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