Media (page 134)

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    New at CJO: Lawmakers rain on latest version of Sunshine Amendment

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details the N.C. House Rules Committee’s split vote against a scaled-back version of the Sunshine Amendment.
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2011
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    Factchecking job-loss claims

    Live Blog Rob Christensen puts his sights this morning on the governor’s outrageous claim that the House budget will lead to 30,000 layoffs. He first shows that the GOP leadership and the Budget and Tax Center agree the budget eliminates 18,000 positions. He explains, too, that…
    Joseph Coletti, May 5, 2011
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    Murdock mulls press freedoms south of the border

    Deroy Murdock’s latest column focuses on the propensity among Latin American “heavies” to take away press freedoms: Latin heavies generally have shifted away from messy tactics such as beating journalists in the streets or jailing them. Instead, denunciations, lawsuits, and denials of broadcast licenses accomplish the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2011
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    N&O on the special needs tax credit bill

    The News & Observer discusses the passage of a special needs tax credit bill under the headline, “Private school aid advances.”  Actually, a rather limited number of parents and special needs kids would receive the “aid.”  Rumor is that these special needs kids would receive an education too! I…
    Terry Stoops, April 27, 2011
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    A perplexing headline

    WRAL titles this article “State, federal agencies coordinate aid for storm victims.” Why? Consider: The first part discusses Attorney General Roy Cooper’s second self-serving “storm-related” press release, announcing he will be looking into (read: somebody please make) allegations of price-gouging. The second part announces that WRAL will…
    Jon Sanders, April 19, 2011
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    Spinning for Wind Power

    The News & Observer in an editorial makes some “misstatements” about wind power. Wind power, like solar-generated electricity, isn’t “on” all the time, as a coal- or gas-fired generating station can be. But the fuel is free and emissions are nil. Construction costs are far lower than with nuclear…
    Daren Bakst, April 11, 2011
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    Saving the old media outlets

    If you’ve followed with interest this forum’s discussion about the future of media, you might enjoy reading a short piece in the latest Newsweek that features the observations of British advertising “tycoon” Sir Martin Sorrell: What about the $315 million…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2011
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    New at CJO: Sunshine Amendment to make way for sunshine statute

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report documents the plan to shelve a proposed Sunshine Amendment for North Carolina in favor of a statute designed to address the same goal.
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2011