Posts Tagged ‘mainstream news media’

ABC News On Air Talent, Former WORD Editor Jackie Fernandez …

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

… was out celebrating last night, Sunday, with friends at St. Marks Place in the East Village. First, Boka (yummy, yummy). Then karoke-ing next door at Sing Sing, where this writer experienced an epiphany (brought on by decent sake and an alcoholic water melon drink from the gods and JF and former WORD Senior Editor Jonathan Mena [who won’t be seen until the final photo spread]).

Sogyel Lhungay, a graduate of NYU, left. Jackie Fernandez, right, of course.

Why the celebration?


Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor: Did Ed Kent Get It Right?

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

This editor/writer was interested, sort of, about the turnout and the karma for this Beck rally in D.C. today. Sort of, as in sometimes the editor watches the Super Bowl and sometimes the World Series and the NBA* finals on occasion. And, of course, how the news media would give it play and review, was of interest, probably more than watching the main event (which, because of the Internet, could be reviewed easily). Also: This could be interesting,  the size of the rally.

Hundreds of thousands were expected but early news reports, though not providing estimates that made sense, reported that tens of thousands had shown up or were showing up for not only Beck’s but one organized by The Reverend Al Sharpton.


Sherrod Story Raises Question: How Many Breitbart Frauds Will Media Fall For?

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

By Zachary Tomanelli

“The lesson of Shirley Sherrod’s disgraceful treatment by right-wing and not-so-right-wing media (followed by her equally squalid dismissal by an administration that took that media at face value) boils down to a single question: When will journalists see Andrew Breitbart as the serial promoter of journalistic frauds that he is, rather than as a legitimate source for story ideas?”


FAIR Media Advisory: News Media Missing the McChrystal Point

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Advisory says mainstream news media missed major point of the  Rolling Stone profile by Michael Hasting, that is, the damning portrait of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. And, according to the Advisory, Hastings concluded that the media have mostly “given McChrystal a pass” on several controversies and scandals in the recent past.

Entire article follows.


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?


Rabid in Manhattan

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

… Also in Queens and the Bronx

Health E-News – NYC Gov. on Jul 21, 2009 – Six rabid animals – all raccoons—have been identified in New York City this year. Four were found in the Bronx, one in Manhattan (near Inwood Hill Park), and one in Queens (Long Island City). Raccoons are the most commonly reported rabid animals in New York City.

Considering the breadth of local broadcast news coverage in the last few days, one would think that an  animal story of this magnitude would be popping up on the screen.


No direct relation to the ones identified in NYC's boroughs

No direct relation to the ones identified in NYC boroughs

Not so (so far).


Ethnic Media Expand Audience by 8 Million Adults in Four Years; Outlets Now Reach 57 Million Blacks, Latinos And Asians

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Definitely must reading, the report below. Also, the New American Media news site should be checked out as religiously as the savant check out the New York Times.

From New America Media

ATLANTA – Over the last four years, the ethnic media have picked up 8 million new readers, viewers and listeners, and now regularly reach 57 million people in the United States, according to a poll released today by New America Media (NAM). The increase comes as mainstream media, especially metropolitan daily newspapers, struggle to keep their audiences.