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News Not Fit To Print

By 5.3.10

Oprah would have loved this one, one would think.

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The Curious Incident at the New York Times

By 4.13.10

The missing word in the paper's obsessive coverage of the pedophile priest scandal.

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Goodbye from Dubai

By 4.6.10

Fired in favor of Tom Brokaw.

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The Pope, the Scandal, and the Crib Notes for Journalism 101

By 4.5.10

You'd think Richard Nixon was the target.

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The FCC’s War on Broadcasting

By 1.26.10

Silencing dissent can be very attractive to those who wish to implement unpopular programs.

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Biggest Story of 2009: The Rise of the Virtual Newsroom

By 12.1.09 ACORN exposé illustrates potency of new conservative media revolution.

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One Flu Over the Editor’s Desk

By 11.25.09

Flu pandemics then and now -- as covered by the Bush-bashing, Obama-protecting New York Times.

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All the News That’s Fit to Bury

By 9.21.09

The New York Times finds itself on the wrong page of history.

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Out of Business Week

By 7.21.09

Media mavens have been predicting it for some time, but when the once-powerful Business Week magazine went on the block last week -- reportedly for one dollar -- it came as a shock, perhaps most of all to the BW journalists who have been covering the shift away from print.

"It couldn't happen here," one New York staffer told me. "But it has."

Proprietor McGraw-Hill hid behind corporate jargon in merely announcing it was examining "strategic options" for the troubled weekly. In fact the corporation is desperate to dump the magazine. Business Week, which once made $100 million a year, now reportedly loses that amount.

McGraw-Hill chairman, president and CEO Harold McGraw III is quoted in magnificent understatement as saying, "Cost containment will be a priority for us all year."

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And That’s the Way It Is

By 7.20.09

We've lost Walter Cronkite.