October 8, 2004

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Sunday, August 08, 2004

The wave of exodus: journalists from Iraq, Howard Stern from terrrestrial radio, and much more.

No Bloody News

The security situation in Iraq has deteriorated to such an extent that many European news bureaus are packing up and heading home. American news outlets have yet to follow their lead, but reporters mostly stay holed up in hotels, relying on freelancers. What's the effect of bunker journalism on the ...


Analyze What?

First-hand accounts from the war zone are the raw material of journalism, but context and analysis are just as important for those of us at home trying to make sense of the situation. And with correspondents on the ground in Iraq increasingly hampered by the risk to their own skins, ...


Ain't That Good News

The intensifying wave of violence in Iraq doesn't seem to be daunting government officials in charge of spreading the good news and stemming the flow of bad news. A Pentagon-sponsored group of Iraqi-Americans is touring U.S. military bases to speak about coalition successes in Iraq. Meanwhile, USAID is scaling back ...


Satellite Speakeasy

This week, Howard Stern, the self-proclaimed King of All Media, announced that he'll soon be leaving Infinity Broadcasting. In fact, he'll be leaving terrestrial broadcasting altogether and taking his act to Sirius Satellite Radio, where the FCC can't touch him. Sirius is betting $100 million a year on the deal ...


Arnold's Press

One year ago this week, the seemingly impossible became inevitable: the Terminator became the Governator. The entertainment media have hit the jackpot with this story, but the traditional statehouse press is having a hard time accessing the new chief. Brooke talks about Schwarzenegger's press strategy with Peter Nicholas, statehouse correspondent ...


Judging Judy

There are more developments in the FBI's search for the source of the Bob Novak column that outed CIA agent Valerie Plame. This week: The Feds vs. The New York Times.


God is in the Details

The World Journalism Institute, a self-described "boot camp for Christian journalists," trains evangelical Christians to balance their faith and the demands of working in the mainstream media. At one time or another they've counted a number of high profile reporters amongst their ranks. But lately, falling membership numbers have the ...



The horserace, political fumbles, the knockout blow. Once again, sports metaphors are a ubiquitous part of the presidential campaign. But this year, sports themselves are in the middle of the political playing field. And the images of the candidates on the water, on the mound or against any other sporting ...


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