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Why CNN’s Carol Costello should apologize to the Palin family on-air — In February 2012, NBC News mangled its reporting on George Zimmerman's killing of Trayvon Martin. In editing a police call made by Zimmerman on the night of his encounter with Martin, it portrayed Zimmerman as an out-and-out racist.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor on Ferguson ‘leaks’: They’re ‘public accountability’ journalism — MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell blasted away Wednesday night at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch over its story on the findings of an official autopsy of Michael Brown following his fatal encounter with Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson. That story, as O'Donnell duly noted, has prompted a wave of coverage affirming Wilson's account of events.

The monster ethical issue behind the Chicago Sun-Times resignation story — A stunning resignation came out of the Chicago journalism world yesterday. Chicago Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney penned a pointed letter to management in response to a dispute over his duties covering the gubernatorial campaign. "We reporters have a healthy suspicion of both parties and candidates," wrote the 50-year-old McKinney.

NBC News president says Snyderman will return to work next month — In a just-released internal memo, NBC News President Deborah Turness celebrates the recovery of freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo and the impending end of the 21-day quarantine binding on Dr. Nancy Snyderman and NBC News crew members who reported several weeks ago from Liberia.

Politico Magazine makes space for BP corporate flack — Over nearly a year in circulation, Politico Magazine has worked hard to command a piece of the country's intellectual turf. Under the direction of founding editor Susan Glasser, it used Politico's trademark quality - immediacy - to lend perspective on key stories as they evolve.

Former NYT executive editor alleges uneven media coverage of Obamacare — In a chat last night with New York Times media columnist David Carr, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson criticized the media for unbalanced coverage of Obamacare. Context for her comment came when Carr mentioned that the breathless coverage of Ebola stems from a deep-set distrust of government among Americans.

NABJ boss says CNN essentially called him a liar in dispute over diversity — Bob Butler, the president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is unhappy with CNN. Just last Friday, Butler and NABJ issued a press release indicating that CNN had "withdrawn support of NABJ for the 2015 Convention & Career Fair."

Dallas Morning News publisher: Print and digital are like butter and a car — The Dallas Morning News is doing some heavy rotation on the media-biz circuit today. The newspaper on Sunday will be the first U.S. publication to offer the New York Times's International Weekly supplement to its print subscribers. Also on Sunday, it'll pack in a freshly launched " national weekly print edition " of The Washington Post.

Vindication for Fox News’s Andrea Tantaros! — In early October, pundits were busy talking about the missteps in the treatment of Thomas Eric Duncan, a man who came to the United States from Liberia and later died from Ebola. On the Oct.

The Associated Press on how not to hype Ebola — One way to get people to worry about the Ebola virus is to report on "suspected" cases, reports of which have been on the increase, according to the Associated Press (AP). But don't expect the wire service to pass along the chatter, as it issued an advisory today outlining standards for publishing stories on this sort of tip: Most of these suspected cases turn out to be negative.
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Oct 24, 2014

@JasonHitchcock How would I know? Question isn't that; it's what's right.

Oct 24, 2014

Has anybody seen a Carol Costello apology to Palin family on CNN's air? @DylanByers @feldmaniac @Hadas_Gold

Oct 24, 2014

@hannahmeisel @scontorno Good question. Perhaps. I'm glad I didn't have the problem, that's for sure.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @radleybalko: Here's a brief Q&A I did with @public_affairs about my book, Ferguson, police shootings, poverty, and militarization. http…

Oct 24, 2014

St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor scoffs at chatter that his paper has benefited from "leaks":

Oct 24, 2014

@RBPundit Very good question, and you are right: It should go out over the airwaves. Not doing so is like NBC News and Zimmerman.

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