Monthly Archives: March 2010

Great Example of Dogged Reporting

Here’s a reporter who just won’t quit and an elected official who takes perhaps the strangest approach I’ve ever seen to avoiding the question. This story from KTVI St. Louis was filed in October of 2002 by reporter Elliot Davis. Hat tip Al Tompkins.

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ABC in Trouble Over Fake Shot in Toyota Story

All for the sake of getting a still shot, ABC News switched in a fake shot of a tachometer (the dashboard dial which measures acceleration in a car) in a story about Toyota’s acceleration problem. Toyota is mad. ABC News looks bad. STORY.

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Huff Post Takes On College Media

This in from Virginia Breen: The Huffington Post is to take on college media with a new section called HuffPost College.

This from Megan Garber’s story in Columbia Journalism Review:

Enter…The Huffington Post. Today, “the Internet newspaper” added a new vertical, its nineteenth, to its array of specialized sections. “HuffPost College” features content aggregated from college newspapers from across the country—fifty-five of them at this point, including schools like Berkeley, Princeton, Iowa State, the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, the University of Montana, Harvard, and the Savanna College of Art and Design—who have entered into content-sharing agreements with the outlet.

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