Media (page 2)

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    Unanimous N.C. Appeals Court panel rules in favor of Revenue Department in fight with TV reporter

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has upheld a trial-court ruling favoring the N.C. Revenue Department in its public-records dispute with a Charlotte TV reporter. Reporter Nick Ochsner has been fighting the state Revenue Department in court since 2016. Ochsner accused the department of failing…
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2019
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    The N&O’s silly, desperate editorial

    In 2013, the N&O editors were so confident that empirically sound reforms to state taxes, red tape, and unemployment benefits would fail, they even offered to give Republicans credit if in years hence the state's economy was "thriving." Whoops.
    Jon Sanders, November 18, 2019
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    Analyzing the Northwestern nonsense

    John Kass writes for the Chicago Tribune about the recent episode of Northwestern University student journalists apologizing for doing their jobs. What happened to the editors of The Daily Northwestern is that they are students, they are young. And they have not yet grown the hard bark that,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2019
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    The N&O editors still suffer from Rail Consensus Denial

    The editors of The News & Observer continue to demand rail transit. They still have no idea how bad, wasteful, and unworkable an idea that is for the Triangle. The occasion for their latest editorial, “The Triangle should regroup around a new regional transit plan,” is the publication of…
    Jon Sanders, November 13, 2019
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    Trump’s ongoing impact on reality TV

    Emily Jashinsky writes for the Federalist about one way in which the president continues to influence popular network television. Sean Spicer is cruising through “Dancing with the Stars” on two left feet. He’s certainly not surviving on the merits of his dancing, and I’m not sure it’s his…
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx’s bill to restore federal contracts to nonprofits serving the blind and disabled. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of local news coverage for preserving self-governance.
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2019
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    Physician, heal thyself: Washington Post edition

    Alex Griswold of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an inconvenient report from one of the nation’s leading mainstream media outlets. A study conducted by Washington Post reporters uncovered evidence of a gender and racial pay gap at their own newspaper. A contractual agreement between the Washington Post Newspaper…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2019
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    Does the N&O need to accept outside money to produce puff pieces on the governor?

    It's hard to distinguish this reporting, such as it is, from a release from the governor's press office. The article takes at face value terms and assumptions used by the governor that ought to be challenged. It also misses several opportunities to provide additional context.
    Jon Sanders, November 6, 2019