News Media

Bill Ritter Cut

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/23/2020 - 20:54
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I have never watched a popular TV news anchorman go from looking suave and debonaire to the likes of Dr. Brown, the crackpot character in "Back To The Future."

So what was the first public act on Bill Ritter’s bucket list now that New York City has entered Phase 2 of the lockdown? A Boogie Down Haircut in The Bronx!

What about the final bill?WABC TV 7 Anchorman Bill Ritter finally got a haircut and says it was for a very good cause.

Press Freedom Day

Submitted by ub on Sun, 05/03/2020 - 07:20
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May 3 is World Press Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Happy Birthday Ed Murrow

Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/25/2020 - 22:16
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Egbert Roscoe Murrow April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965.  He was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent. Murrow gained fame during World War II with a series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for CBS news division. During the war, he recruited and worked closely with a team of war correspondents, known as the Murrow Boys. They were truth-tellers

NBC News Overnight

Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/20/2020 - 01:16
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Long live “NBC News Overnight” This was the best TV Network Newscast that has ever been produced. We enjoyed the greatest anchors and the finest staff ever assembled by Executive Producer and creator Herb Dudnick, RIP, Herbie. 

My friend and colleague Linda Ellerbee writes -

"Fade in. Fade out. It didn’t go on forever. It didn’t change the world or the networks. All it ever was, was a low-budget, a late-night television program. But it was ours.

Journalism vs Gossip

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 09:01
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What is the difference between journalism and gossip, or news and views? One is fact-based and the other is someone, a group's personal opinion, or point of view.

So-called yellow journalism emphasizes sensational crime, gossip columns about celebrities and stars, views, opinions, and junk news. If it bleeds it leads.

While gossip and the rumor mill information becomes more popular as informal modes of communication, it has a way of influencing public opinion and individual actions.

Fight Truth Decay ub Thu, 10/03/2019 - 14:23

Americans need to know the whole truth and nothing but, so help us, God. Why do we allow this to continue?

Why did Donald Trump move on from liers Roy Cohn to Michael Cohen as his attorney and fixers?

How did POTUS get here? It was Roy Marcus Cohn a gay-hating homosexual, and Jew-hater? Was he the presence of evil?

#RoyCohen James Woods' Citizen Cohn is also worth watching https://youtu.be/jtQNGUIw2Hg

Lee Leaving Univision

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/18/2018 - 06:29

Or perhaps it is the other way around and Univision is showing Isaac Lee Possin the exit sign. This may be long overdue for the former Spanish language media executive. The so-called brain behind Fusion has probably caused plenty of confusion as he leaves the former Spanish International Network.

Always Check It Out ub Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:12

False information spreads like wildfire across social networks, particularly during primaries, midterm, and general elections.

I learned a long time ago never to believe everything you're told or read until I become engaged in checking all facts. I reject terms like fake news, witch hunt, the enemy of the people.

Never has it been easier than now to do just that. This is the reason I emphasize to all my students to become involved in an exhaustive fact-checking process. Everyone should be doubling down on facts.