Wednesday, March 20, 2013

No Brainer

Another Iraq?

“Greg Mitchell, who edited Editor & Publisher magazine during the run-up to war [in 2002], said, many mainstream media outlets have repeated mistakes of 10 years ago in quickly trumpeting claims of fresh findings of the Iranian nuclear threat.’. . .” 

“The Washington Post’s Walter Pincus, whose more skeptical coverage often ran in the back of the paper a decade ago, said he’s concerned that reporters ‘fall so much in love with quoting people that we don’t analyze what it is they’re saying.’”

—Michael Calderone, reporter, “Iraq War Media Failure Can Happen Again,” Huffington Post, March 19, 2013

• Editorial Comment: There are far fewer media watchdogs today than 10 years ago, and (as the new Pew report shows), far fewer of us listening anyway. Deja vu all over again?

Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from The Pew Research Center’s annual news media report, on the loss of 31% of readers and viewers because of news staff cutbacks? Click here

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