News Media

RIP: Pete Hamill

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:01

Pete Hamill was one of the greatest deadline artists. He was an American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor, and educator. During his career as a New York City journalist, he was described as "the author of columns that sought to capture the particular flavors of New York City's politics and sports and the particular pathos of its crime." 

TV Weather Anchors

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/18/2020 - 17:09
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During the decade I worked for NBC News I wrote and produced for The Radio Network, The Source, NightlyNews, WNBC News4, Overnight, Sunrise, and TODAY.

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.

Extremely Dangerous Video ub Mon, 10/14/2019 - 21:41

Let the record show that #DONews http://breaking.doseofnews.com/ #NewsHooks https://newshooks.com #CityImages https://cimages.me condemn the despicable video depicting @realDonaldTrump masquerading as @POTUS attacking journalists, political opponents, and a former president. Speak up @GOP Violence is never the solution. THIS IS FAKE NEWS

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