Media (page 137)

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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
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    New at CJO: Lawmakers to resume debate on Sunshine Amendment

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on a proposed Sunshine Amendment involving N.C. public records.
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2011
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    Let media prostrate fall

    I probably don't need to say it again, but here's an Associated Press photo running on the Drudge Report today: But since we're on the new Locker Room, I might as well post some of the earlier, deifying news service photos (which aren't new to the current president, as I've pointed out before, although his seem to be missing that intentional irony behind the others):
    Jon Sanders, March 21, 2011
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    N.C. “Blue Dogs” vote to keep NPR on the taxpayer gravy train

    Following up on yesterday’s post, The Corner reports the U.S. House voted 228-192 (with one “present”) to defund National Public Radio. Of interest, the roll call shows the Tar Heel State’s so-called centrist Democrats, Mike McIntyre (7th District), Larry Kissell (8th), and Heath Shuler (11th) all supporting…
    Rick Henderson, March 17, 2011
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    How to Tell We’re Making a Difference

    As a proud member of the Art Pope Puppet Show, I was delighted to read the Independent Weekly‘s breathless, near-paranoid account of “Art Pope’s conservative empire.” Of particular interest to me was this bit about the Pope Center (since I work here, naturally): “A perennial complaint from the…
    Duke Cheston, March 16, 2011