Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A pop quiz

Can you correctly answer the question? Here's your chance!

Cold feet before the wedding?

Not quite...but there are fears being expressed in some quarters about the planned merger of Sirius and XM. Whose got the jitters? Here's the answer.

Oops!

An Ohio newspaper admits to a bad lapse in editorial judgment. What did it do? Find out here.

The marriage of satellite radio

The New York Times urges the FCC to take a long, hard look at the proposed Sirius-XM merger. Anyone agree or disagree?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Is it a sign of the times?

Perhaps. Or perhaps it is something else.

I asked the following question on a news quiz this week: "Name any three presidential candidates not counting Sen. John McCain." He was omitted because he was mentioned as a candidate in a previous and unrelated question.

Perhaps 1/3 of the students were able to identify three. A sizable number named two. The most frequently listed names: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Rudy Giuliani.

Read into any of this what you will.

The longest-standing White House reporter is about to be sitting somewhere else

Who is she? Who chose to move her? Who's replacing her? You need to link here for that information.

It's only February 2007...

...but the first 2008 presidential campaign ads are about to hit the airwaves. Who's jumping in...and what does he have to say? The answers are here.

Deal...or no deal?

When it comes to the planned merger of Sirius and XM, the answer to that question is not clear. Check out the details here.

A Five-Ring Circus?

Not likely, but viewers in selected markets might soon get 24 hours a day of so-called Olympic sports. Read the gold, silver and bronze details here.

Friday, February 09, 2007

And now a word from the greatest of them all

And, no, I'm not referring to the "greatest" boxer -- Ali. I'm talking about the "greatest" broadcast journalist. Read more here.

It's a blackeye for journalists as well

What is IT? Click here for the answer.

He's absolutely right!

ABC World News anchor Charlie Gibson says that the mainstream media are not irrelevant -- in fact, they might be more important than ever -- in the Internet Age. Read his thoughts here.

Joining the Buffett line?

Who might be next? The venerable newspaper in New York. Read more details here.

A new business channel?

It appears a rival to CNBC might be on the horizon? You'll think the hen hose has been attacked again, after reading this.

Honoring a Washington institution

Two things make this institution somewhat different...she's not a monument, and she's still alive. Who is she? Read more here.

He's still in jail

Who is he? And what has he done (or perhaps it is better to say NOT done?). The answers are here.

Too much TODAY?

One person thinks the answer is...yes. Read more here.

Maria Bartiromo, part 2

A different analysis of the CNBC reporter

Ethics for bloggers

Some good ideas for bloggers to consider, relating to ethics.