Power shift in public influence

Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post notes how few MSM outlets carried the Eason Jordan story. Blogs operated by National Review Online, radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt and commentator Michelle Malkin were among those that began slamming Jordan last week after a Davos attendee posted an online account, but the establishment press was slow to ...

Why journalists are upset about partisan WH journalists

Brian Montopoli at CJR argues that the White House press corps was upset at more than Jeff Gannon’s soft-ball questions. It was that he turned the briefing room into his own pulpit. Gannon asked questions designed not to get information from Bush but to demonstrate his allegiance to him, not to mention his disgust with ...

Another MSM bigwig blogged and beaten

Eason Jordan, a CNN executive, has resigned after a several-week crusade in the blogosphere (here’s an example and another) over some outrageous comments he’d made about U.S. soldiers deliberately targetting journalists in Iraq. The damage had been done, compounded by the fact that no transcript of his actual remarks has turned up. There was an ...

White House Press Secretary questions definition of reporter

Scott McClellan challenged the WH press corps to consider whom they considered to be legitimate reporters after they’d turned on a conservative web writer who’d asked the president a soft-ball question last week. “He, like anyone else, showed that he was representing a news organization that published regularly and so he was cleared two years ...

Apple technology at hit with Microsoft (employees)

Wired News finds that the delivery of one’s personal music knows no corporate loyalty. “About 80 percent of Microsoft employees who have a portable music player have an iPod,” said one source, a high-level manager who asked to remain anonymous. “It’s pretty staggering.” Share this:Share on FacebookClick to share on TwitterClick to share on RedditClick ...

CJR comes a little unglued

The new DC publication, Washington Examiner, published this account of how the Columbia Jouranalism Review is having trouble critiquing new-media blogs. Look a little deeper and you start to wonder if, perhaps, CJR’s decision to attack blogs wasn’t just a knee-jerk liberal defense of Bush critics but jealousy. The Pew Internet and American Life Project ...

Big names not a major hook for sat radio

A J.P. Morgan survey on satellite radio finds that people are more attracted to the new technology by the appeal of commercial-free music than by big names or special programming. The survey of 1,600 consumers, which included subscribers as well as non-subscribers, found almost two-thirds of subscribers’ radio listening time is spent with satellite radio ...

Wearing pajamas with pride

Maybe one of Dan Rather’s great gifts to the new media will be his part in the coining of the hippest new word of 2004: pajamahadeen. The Boston Globe reports on the word’s inclusion as one of the words of the year. The blogosphere was winningly represented by the Most Creative word of 2004, pajamahadeen, ...

Just a woman?

Professional reporters from the Washington Post miss a crucial piece of information from their story on the State of the Union address. The emotional highpoint of last night’s event came near the end when Bush introduced the parents of a U.S. Marine from Texas, Sgt. Byron Norwood, who was killed in the assault on Fallujah, ...

Why Dan got a free pass

A behind-the-scenes account of the CBS report and its aftermath. Share this:Share on FacebookClick to share on TwitterClick to share on RedditClick to email this to a friendMoreClick to share on Google+Click to share on StumbleUponClick to share on LinkedInClick to share on TumblrClick to share on PinterestClick to print