Slate’s Jack Shafer offers an April Fool’s Day defense kit, saying, “This year, don’t be taken for a sucker by the media.”
ReformNY, the blog of NYU's Brennan Center for Justice, smacks one out of the park with a post about Governor Spitzer's budget deal. Ed Dague posted about TV coverage on the Friday Before Budget Deadline.
Checking Sports, I found this Coach Will Brown post crafted by Sparky and Stu:
Let's see...stay in Albany, make about $175,000 per and be probably the fourth-highest paid coach in America East, or take $250,000 to coach in Olean. I'm figuring Will the Thrill tells Leroy Boy Is That You to take a hike, and packs up the wife and kid and heads to Bonaventure.and the nextLooks like S+S got this one wrong... but, hold that thought anyway...
coach of the Barkin' Dogs will be....ROB LANIER. Hey, you heard it here first,
And, in World News:
Lotta Holmström posts on Citizen Media Watch: Interesting piece by Daniel Terdiman on Cnet about Amanda Congdon’s refusal to live by journalistic rules/standards, even after starting working for ABC News.
there’s a bit of a kerfuffle going on right now in light of revelations that even as she has been producing stories for ABCNews.com, she has also been performing in infomercials for DuPont, one of the largest companies in the world.Congdon herself mocks or at least laughs at the whole thing in her blog.
ABC and HBO both approved the DuPont spots. And under the “blogger” title, which is what I am, hello? I am not subject to the “rules” traditional journalists have to follow.Isn’t that what new media is all about? Breaking the rules? Setting our own? I see nothing wrong with doing commercials, which is what they, quite transparently, are.Lotta thinks Terdiman has a point when he sends a bit of advice Congdon’s way: (more)
NDAGHA (Victor Kaonga) has a unique post regarding Investigative Journalism in the Bible:
It never occured to me that the Bible has probably the best investigative reporting case study in Numbers 13. I have been amazed at how much noise we make today about Investigative Journalism as if it is something very new. There are interesting observations and lessons I have found in this Holy Book on a story where God asked Moses to commission an exploratory trip to Canaan, the promised land for the Israelites.