Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Judy Woodruff -- once again working Election Night TV

Where can you find her? Find out here.

Cross-ownership rules are now passe

That's what one critic argues. Read his thoughts here.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Who will win come Election Night?

The candidates are: Katie Couric...Brian Williams...and Charles Gibson. Read more here.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The power of positive thinking

I received an unusual compliment the other day, and it was one that made me realize how important faculty can be in the lives of their students.

A young woman told me that one of her friends chose not to transfer from Point Park, where I currently teach, because of me. She said that the other student had made up her mind at the end of the 2004-2005 academic year that she would begin looking at other schools and other programs. I began teaching at Point Park in the fall of the following year, and with the help of many people I was able to get our students' work on the air as part of an agreement with a local television station. Apparently those opportunities and the excitement I bring to my classes were enough to ensure that this student determined that Point Park was the place for her.

Isn't it interesting how we as faculty can have an effect on people, sometimes in ways we aren't even aware of!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

More election coverage this year

And we can all be thankful for that. Way to go, networks...giving us something important to watch on the evening news and on election night in primetime. Read more details here.

Nuts and blots talks continue at ABC

Is it time to turn those talks into a game of "contract hardball"? The answer is here.

It's "cutting time"...and that is never good

To find out where the latest set of cutbacks are coming from, click here.

The loss of a great radio journalist

Various comments/stories about the passing of CBS Radio News journalist Christopher Glenn.

*The Washington Post's story can be accessed here.

*Additional comments sent to Poynter can be found here.

Is the radio dial turning to the "right" at the White House?

Probably, because in the lead-up to next month's midterm elections President Bush is using this powerful medium to spread the message. Read more here.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Houston...you DON'T have a problem...

...at least when it comes to finding sports talk on the radio. Read more here.

Nielsen is going back to college...

...with your kids. Read the ratings-desired report here.

Dead Russian journalist...part 2

Guess who was NOT at the funeral? The (no government types) answer can be found here.

Another Russian journalist dies

The number is now (a very unlucky) 13 since Vladimir Putin became president of the country. The details here.

A message from Darfur

It's one being delivered through journalists, says one reporter who was a hostage in Sudan. Read his account here.

Point...counterpoint?

Is Fox a necessary counterbalance to CNN? At least one person thinks so. Read more here.

The treatement of journalists...

...equates to the civility of your society. So say the authors of this story, which appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Meanwhile...at the place where Katie USED to work...

...the top-rated morning news program rolls on. Read about it here.

Get our daily dose of political news...

...through The Daily Show? One researcher at Indiana University has found there is about a substantive as your daily network television newscast. The (shameful for network news) details can be found here.

In the ratings penthouse one day...

...and in the basement two days later. You think it's happened only to Katie Couric? Nope. Find out more here.