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2 Buffalo TV stations Suspend Host for Baltimore Tweet
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2 Buffalo TV stations Suspend Host for Baltimore Tweet
By: Sydney Smith
May 03, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Two Buffalo, New York TV news stations, ABC-affiliate WKBW and WBBZ, suspended host Eddy Dobosiewicz, a comedian, for comparing Freddie Gray protestors in Baltimore to "animals." His tweet showed a picture of...
Don't Pose as Hospital Staff to Cover Kate Middleton & Royal Baby, Royal Prank DJ Mel Greig warns
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Don't Pose as Hospital Staff to Cover Kate Middleton & Royal Baby, Royal Prank DJ Mel Greig warns
By: Sydney Smith
May 02, 2015 12:47 PM EST
Mel Greig, one of the two Australian radio hosts who prank-called King Edwards VII hospital in 2012 to try to learn information about Kate Middleton's new baby or hospital stay, has spoken out this week with advice for...
NPR & Times of London Had same Quotes b/c Journos went on Reporting Trip Together
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NPR & Times of London Had same Quotes b/c Journos went on Reporting Trip Together
By: Sydney Smith
May 02, 2015 05:00 AM EST
National Public Radio listeners were confused to see similar stories on NPR and the Times of London using some of the same quotes and interviewing the same people. Both "stories reported on the economic...
Japan's Public Broadcaster Disciplines 15, Admits 'Excessive Staging' interviews
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Japan's Public Broadcaster Disciplines 15, Admits 'Excessive Staging' interviews
By: Sydney Smith
May 01, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Japanese broadcast news outlet NHK included "excessive staging" and erred in its reporting on debt. Because of the staging, "15 employees will be disciplined" the Japan Times reported. NHK...
Freddie Gray Instagram gets Baltimore Radio Host suspended
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Freddie Gray Instagram gets Baltimore Radio Host suspended
By: Sydney Smith
April 30, 2015 09:30 PM EST
Pittsburgh radio station WAMO 100 suspended one of its hosts, Mike Jax (real name Mike Jackson), for comments he posted on Instagram about Freddie Gray. Gray, 25, died April 19 in Baltimore, Maryland police custody. His...
Forbes Writer Quits after Sexism & Media Story Unpublished
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Forbes Writer Quits after Sexism & Media Story Unpublished
By: Sydney Smith
April 30, 2015 12:33 PM EST
A Forbes contributor quit after the site unpublished one of his articles, "Sexism And The Media: As Election Heats Up, Are We Nearer To Tipping Point For Equality?" The writer, Tom Watson, announced his...
ABC News: We did contact Kris Jenner for Bruce Jenner interview
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ABC News: We did contact Kris Jenner for Bruce Jenner interview
By: Sydney Smith
April 30, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Kris Jenner claimed on Twitter last weekend that ABC News never contacted her for comment about Diane Sawyer's interview with her ex-husband Bruce Jenner, where he confirmed he is transitioning as a transgender...
Philippines Newspapers Wrongly Say Woman executed, She was given last-minute reprieve
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Philippines Newspapers Wrongly Say Woman executed, She was given last-minute reprieve
By: Sydney Smith
April 29, 2015 09:43 PM EST
Numerous Filipino newspapers wrongly reported on their front pages on the death by execution of Mary Jane Veloso, the French news agency Agence France-Presse reported. But Veloso, who is from the Philippines, wasn't...
'I wholeheartedly retract' veterans comment, CNN's Brooke Baldwin offers 'tremendous' apology
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'I wholeheartedly retract' veterans comment, CNN's Brooke Baldwin offers 'tremendous' apology
By: Sydney Smith
April 29, 2015 06:25 PM EST
CNN's Brooke Baldwin apologized for suggesting U.S. veterans were at fault for the Baltimore riots, saying that when they return "they are ready to do...
UK Times Wrong to Publish 2006 Photo of Murder Suspect with Fmr Co-Worker
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UK Times Wrong to Publish 2006 Photo of Murder Suspect with Fmr Co-Worker
By: Sydney Smith
April 29, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Times of London invaded the privacy of a random woman when reporting on a a man charged with murder in Hong Kong. Publishing a photo from Facebook of the woman with the subject of the article, Rurik Jutting, from...
Joni Mitchell is NOT in a Coma: A List of Outlets that Said she Was
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Joni Mitchell is NOT in a Coma: A List of Outlets that Said she Was
By: Sydney Smith
April 28, 2015 08:02 PM EST
The media went crazy today reporting that famous folk singer Joni Mitchell was in a coma. But, she's not. Her representatives took to Twitter and her website tonight to combat the...
NYT Obit Mixes up Honeymooners' Star with Her Sister
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NYT Obit Mixes up Honeymooners' Star with Her Sister
By: Sydney Smith
April 28, 2015 03:57 PM EST
The New York Times mixed up two actresses who are sisters in an obituary this week. The Times originally reported Monday, April 27 on the death of Jayne Meadows, listing her as the star of the TV show the Honeymooners...
It's Ethics Week: Minimize Harm, SPJ reminds
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It's Ethics Week: Minimize Harm, SPJ reminds
By: Sydney Smith
April 28, 2015 03:52 PM EST
This week is Ethics Week for the Society of Professional Journalists. This year's theme is "Minimize Harm," the SPJ's ethics chair Andrew Seaman blogged. "Ethics Week is a time to recognize...
NY Daily News, News Outlets Take Down Bruce Jenner Dress Photos, Will Jenner Sue?
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NY Daily News, News Outlets Take Down Bruce Jenner Dress Photos, Will Jenner Sue?
By: Sydney Smith
April 28, 2015 03:27 PM EST
Bruce Jenner may sue over photos of him in a dress taken by a long-lens paparazzi photographer for X17 photo agency, the NY Post reported. The photos showed what appeared to be Jenner wearing a striped long dress and...
UK Prison Documentary had Nudity, 78 Bleeped words, & F-Bomb, Must meet with Media regulator
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UK Prison Documentary had Nudity, 78 Bleeped words, & F-Bomb, Must meet with Media regulator
By: Sydney Smith
April 28, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Local Welsh TV channel Made in Cardiff crossed the line with British broadcast regulator OfCom, the regulator said in its latest report. While the station has gotten into trouble before with the regulator, the staff...
Sex Tape Suicide Coverage gets 48 Slovenian Journalists in Trouble with Ethics Group
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Sex Tape Suicide Coverage gets 48 Slovenian Journalists in Trouble with Ethics Group
By: Sydney Smith
April 27, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Almost 50 Slovenian journalists were slammed by the Association of Slovenian Journalists' ethics group for their reporting on a sex tape and the suicide of a school principal. "As many as 12 media outlets acted...
Latvian Plane, Russian Plane same Thing? Channel 4 Called out by regulator OfCom for error
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Latvian Plane, Russian Plane same Thing? Channel 4 Called out by regulator OfCom for error
By: Sydney Smith
April 26, 2015 05:00 AM EST
UK Channel 4 broke broadcast regulations when it used the wrong audio clip with a report on "Russia's foreign and military policy in Eastern and Western Europe," broadcast regulator OfCom ruled. The Nov....
Bruce Jenner Transgender Reporting: Why ABC News Used Male Pronouns
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Bruce Jenner Transgender Reporting: Why ABC News Used Male Pronouns
By: Sydney Smith
April 25, 2015 08:22 PM EST
In a much-anticipated interview, Bruce Jenner confirmed the rumors that he is transitioning and identifies a transgender woman. The news also raises questions of how media should report on transgender issues and which...
CBS's 60 Minutes Warns Viewers about Graphic Sarin Gas Video
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CBS's 60 Minutes Warns Viewers about Graphic Sarin Gas Video
By: Sydney Smith
April 25, 2015 05:00 AM EST
CBS News showed graphic video of a sarin gas attack in Syria in 2013 last weekend but warned viewers online and during the broadcast. The April 19 report, broadcast on 60 Minutes, "A Crime against Humanity,"...
PBS Apologizes for Not Reporting Ben Affleck Slave-Owning Ancestor or Request
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PBS Apologizes for Not Reporting Ben Affleck Slave-Owning Ancestor or Request
By: Sydney Smith
April 24, 2015 06:28 PM EST
Two PBS executive producers -- Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and Dyllan McGee apologized for agreeing to ignore the fact that one of the ancestors of movie star Ben Affleck owned slaves on the PBS show Finding...
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