Recent Readings

Posted by Mitchell - March 16, 2004 (entry 161)

Danny Schechter's weblog from March 15 reports (scroll down) on a Corporation for Public Broadcasting briefing in New York. We could see PBS become the next Fox News: "To quote The Corporation for Public Broadcasting's NYC pre-proposal conference for their new initiative `America at a Crossroads' would have been disgusting if it weren't so mind-blowingly surreal. Universal outrage by the few hundred independent producer attendees, one of which accurately described it as a panel of five white guys in suits. What happened to diversity in public broadcasting? They have an agenda and the agenda is a $20,000,000 corporate bid session on presenting Bush's foreign policy position, the neo-con imperialist one."

The Washington Post reports on the collapse of legitimacy of the news industry in 2004, which includes the "Chicago Tribune fired a reporter for attributing a quote to a nonexistent psychiatrist." The Post article is actually a summary of The State Of The News Media 2004 from the Project for Excellence in Journalism.

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