Media (page 9)

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    A lament about the state of journalism

    Lance Morrow muses at City Journal about the sorry state of journalism. I suppose it’s true that “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” as the Washington Post’s slogan says. But journalism may also die, by morphing into forms that can no longer be described as journalism. Journalism may come to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello interviews fellow Carolina Journal reporter Don Carrington about his successes and pitfalls dealing with public-records requests. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal probes the impact of direct democracy.
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2019
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    Does Gov. Cooper still think VA Gov. Northam should resign?

    He said it was "The only way forward." There's no wiggle room there. But does Cooper still believe that? He appears to have backed off after other, unrelated events.
    Jon Sanders, March 21, 2019
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    French ponders the ‘Twitter primary’

    David French of National Review Online considers the impact of social media on the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Certainly the Democratic mainstream has become more liberal, and its left-most cohorts are white, female, college-educated, and young. In other words, I just described many of the key…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2019
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    THE LATEST: UNC BOG leaders trying to silence critics, sources, media outlets say

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports: Allies of UNC System Board of Governors Chairman Harry Smith are trying to silence a critic on the board, Carolina Journal has learned. Board member Tom Fetzer is lining up votes to introduce an official resolution of censure against Steve Long, a board member…
    Anna Manning, March 20, 2019
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    Yet another news item on the minimum wage that ignores mainstream economics

    The negative impacts of the minimum wage is one of the items about which economists are in greatest agreement.
    Jon Sanders, March 19, 2019
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    Drats! WRAL outs my invitation, non-attendance at Mark Johnson event

    Yes, I was invited to N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson’s February 19 dinner at the Raleigh Convention Center.  No, I did not attend.  (I spoke at the Cumberland County Men’s Republican Club meeting that evening.  Great folks in Fayetteville!) WRAL has a database of invitations, RSVPs, and…
    Terry Stoops, March 5, 2019
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    Exploring media bias

    Howie Carr of the Boston Herald exposes common patterns of political bias within mainstream media outlets. Every newsroom in the country used to have what was called the “AP Stylebook” to use in writing news stories. Now you need two AP stylebooks, one for Democrats, about whom seldom…
    Mitch Kokai, March 4, 2019