Missing from the discussion among the nation’s acknowledged journalistic leaders is any prescription of how to better cover Trump.
My take on the highs and lows of Minnesota print, TV and radio journalism.
Let’s begin with the bad news first — and condense the blotter of offenses to a representative few.
The EOAA report painted a picture starkly at odds with what little the public knew at that moment, a public that had an appetite for a lot more clarity on what had actually happened.
Will anything work for those who, frankly, don’t care if what they read and share is true as long as it is weaponized enough to damage the opposition?
Authored by Thomas E. Patterson for Harvard’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy, the summation reads like an indictment for mass negligence of American journalism.
Plus: David Simon takes on the porn industry, and more Westworld wonkery.
Two weeks ago, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched the first of a new generation of weather satellites: GOES-R.
Started by Johnson and John Hinderaker, Power Line has become an influential outpost of conservative opinion-shaping.
If Westworld sounds like yet another attempt to capture the magic of “Lost,” network TV’s last puzzle palace, you’re not too far off.
Among other problems, nontraditional journalism platforms — companies like Facebook — will “always default to the path of least resistance,” says U of M professor Jane Kirtley.
The explanation may very well lie in a combination of things, plus a facet about which I’ve seen no discussion: commercial overload.
American journalists and their heretofore vaunted analytics compatriots were proven all but universally wrong in judging the appeal of Trump to the country’s voters.
Mainstream TV news has all but completely foregone coverage of issues and policy in this year’s presidential race.
Never mind sending someone down to Texas if there’s an important local angle to a story, says columnist Ruben Rosario. Budgets are so tight, “We’re lucky if we can send somebody to Bemidji.”
The success and hype around the team this year has produced a steady climb in audience numbers for the sports-talk station.
Forget rocket science. Judging the difference between an opinion and a news report doesn’t require any great intellectual gifts.
It doesn’t take a degree from the Wharton School of Business to see a potentially lucrative audience for an operation that’s wilder and woolier than Fox News.
The welcome turn in coverage taken by The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post should become the standard for all campaigns to come.
Call it brave or foolhardy, but among the major news players the Star Tribune remains the big game in town for endorsing.