September 1, 2006

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Lonelygirl15 and her fans, Armitage enters the Plame investigation, NPR listeners profiled.

Slapped Down…or Slipped Up?

Yet another shoe dropped in the Valerie Plame saga this week. It seems the original source for columnist Bob Novak’s scoop wasn’t Karl Rove or Scooter Libby. According to a new book by two beltway reporting vets, it was Richard Armitage, erstwhile Deputy Secretary of State and early critic of ...


Bad Precedent

There’s been much debate in recent months about how journalists should handle illegally-leaked information, and whether they can be prosecuted for passing it on. Media lawyer Ted Boutrous is among those who think they shouldn’t, but tells Bob that if courts look to precedent, they may well decide otherwise. Boutrous ...


Get Schooled

The co-dependent relationship between colleges and students has spawned the lucrative industry-within--the-Magazine-industry called College Guides. US News & World Report, Newsweek and others collect reams of data from US colleges and crunch the numbers to rank the best, the less and the rest. Jay Mathews, education reporter for the Washington ...


Lonely Girl And All Her Friends

For the uninitiated, lonelygirl15 is the summer’s internet superstar. YouTube users have been riveted as her story has unfolded over the course of twenty+ episodes. Fans are investigating lonelygirl15 and conspiracy theories abound but after a summer of investigation all the big questions remain unanswered. Virginia Heffernan is a TV ...


Bayh Space

A recent gaffe by Virginia Senator George Allen suggested the ubiquity of YouTube may be a campaign liability, but to what extent can it be an asset? Indiana Senator Evan Bayh is trying to find out. He’s been posting videos of his speeches on the video-sharing site. And he’s created ...


British Audience, Close Your Eyes

On Monday, The New York Times reported new details about the British investigation into the foiled terrorist plot there. But it was the accompanying editor’s note that raised eyebrows in the media. The Times said it was restricting access to the article in Britain because of that country’s strict pre-trial ...


Eau-Stained Wretch

It’s been said that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” The same could be said for writing about food, or dance, or painting. And yet every day, critics attempt to do just that in the pages of American newspapers. Smell, however, is the one sensory experience that has ...


The Listeners of National Public Radio

As a listener of NPR you may have at one time or another been stereotyped as an educated, white, maritini swilling, New York Times reading, Volvo driving, West Wing watcher. Using a new and very detailed profile, Brooke investigates how much truth there is in the stereotype.


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