Erik Wemple: journal


Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Why credit the Wall Street Journal on the Medicare data release?

Just what did this newspaper do?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:43 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/09/2014

McConnell correction goes viral (updated)

Could be a journalistic record here.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chicago sun-times, correction, Daily Beast, Harry Reid, judd legum, Koch Brothers, Mitch McConnell, National Journal, The Hill, thinkprogress

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Reporter notes ‘conflicting reports’ from authorities

The universality of contradiction in breaking news.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:39 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Pasztor, Flight 370, Malaysia Airlines, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Wall Street Journal corrects Malaysia Airlines story

Does the newspaper get half credit?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:28 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flight 370, jay carney, Malaysia Airlines, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Wall Street Journal story about the Malaysia Airlines jetliner is under attack

Wall Street Journal v. Malaysia.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Pasztor, CNN, Flight 370, Malaysia Airlines, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Another Atlantic Media exec to leave post

The company will promote internal talent to fill gap.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Bradley, National Journal, Tim Grieve

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Kochs turn down Wichita interview video for security reasons

Industrialists, local biz publication negotiate terms of interview.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:11 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Koch Brothers, Koch Industries, Wichita, Wichita Business Journal

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s traveling press crew circa 1995: ‘fans’

Lots of positive coverage, at least from the Hillary Clinton camp’s POV.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Media, NBC News, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 02/04/2014

The media’s massive revisions on CBO-Obamacare story

Change that headline now!

By Erik Wemple  |  07:03 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBO, Forbes, hours, jobs, Obamacare, Politico, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, workers

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 01/31/2014

National Journal spins frequency drop

Thirty-two issues per year: Is that still a weekly?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:26 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CQ Weekly, National Journal, Tim Grieve

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Capitol Hill publications scale back frequency

“It’s no secret that the D.C. print advertising market has been shrinking.“

By Erik Wemple  |  05:47 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, CQ, National Journal, Roll Call

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 12/11/2013

The Hill hires new publisher from Politico, aims at paid services

Competitors in this little industry are starting to resemble one another.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:09 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol Hill publications, CQ Roll Call, Jimmy Finkelstein, National Journal, The Hill

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 10/29/2013

National Journal responds to Politico on policy ‘verticals’

More competition among Capitol Hill publications.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:43 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  energy, healthcare, National Journal, Politico

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s ‘mules’ tweet stuns Twitter, beyond

How did this happen?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:20 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  40 acres and a mule, atlanta journal-constitution, Twitter

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Doesn’t John Boehner know about anonymous sources?!

Twice in recent weeks, the White House has found itself scorning anonymous quotes from dear colleagues.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Boehner, Wall Street Journal, White House

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Wall Street Journal attacks CNN’s Rouhani translation; CNN fires back

Interpretation of headline-making interview at issue.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christiane amanpour, CNN, Hassan Rouhani, holocaust, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Is there room for Politico, Examiner mags?

No one really knows!

By Erik Wemple  |  04:42 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol Hill, CQ Roll Call, National Journal, Politico, Roll Call

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 06/03/2013

WSJ editorializer: 'The bike lobby is an all-powerful enterprise'

Let's have a full series on pedestrian safety and transportation featuring Dorothy Rabinowitz.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:37 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dorothy rabinowitz, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Wall Street Journal investigates charcuterie room/kitchen renovation

Anonymous sources help all kinds of Washington journalism.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:37 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  real estate, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Ornstein to National Journal

A seasoned congressional expert moves from one Capitol Hill publication to another.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Journal, Norman Ornstein, Roll Call

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Boston bombings: Tsarnaev brothers drawn into 'religious affairs'

Newspaper talks religion, but not too specifically.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Politico pays former editor to chill

The Rosslyn-based political news outfit loves its contracts.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:36 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim VandeHei, National Journal, nationaljournal.com, Tim Grieve

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 03/29/2013

NationalJournal.com hires new editor: Politico's Tim Grieve

Veteran of Washington journalism called in to push staff of NationalJournal.com to, well, do what Politico has done.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:33 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Journal, Politico, Tim Grieve

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Journal News legacy spreads

The story of the controversial gun databases published by the Journal News in New York didn't end when it took down the record. It persists in state legislatures.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Journal News

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Journal News takes down gun maps

After weeks and weeks of pressure and negative publicity, the Journal News is taking down its gun maps.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:19 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Journal News

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/16/2013

O'Keefe on Journal News: 'I wanted to measure the courage of their convictions'

James O'Keefe set out to tell a story about media hypocrisy and the debate over guns in America. It is must-watch video for Journal News watchers.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  James O'Keefe, Journal News, Project Veritas

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 01/16/2013

More trouble ahead for Capitol Hill publications?

We knew newspapers were in trouble. But are Capitol Hill newspapers also ailing?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:31 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BGOV, CQ Roll Call, National Journal, Politico, The Hill

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/15/2013

How the New York Times scored its Journal News interviews

Reporter Christine Haughney refused to take the newspaper's no for an answer.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Journal News, New York Times

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Journal News deploys Fifth Avenue firm to reject interview requests

The Journal News apparently needs assistance in saying no to interview requests about its controversial gun maps.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:03 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Journal News

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 01/14/2013

'No pattern' of crime related to Journal News maps, says police official

A top police official says it's premature to talk of a link between a burglary and a newspaper's maps of gun-permit holders' homes.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:15 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Chong, Guns, Journal News

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Fox News ambushes Journal News

After a N.Y. newspaper shuts down inquiries about its gun maps, a Fox producer goes a-knocking.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Jeanine Pirro, Journal News

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Journal News maps: N.Y. senator raises questions about burglary

A New York senator alleges that a burglary in White Plains could well be tied to the controversial maps published by the Journal News.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:15 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Journal News

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Ed Schultz and the right to know if a teacher is packing

Utah grade school teacher tells MSNBC host that parents and students needn't know if she has a gun in the classroom.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:50 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, Journal News, MSNBC

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Gawker publishes N.Y.C. gun-permit holders

How true is it that the Journal News is placing many, many people in danger with its database of gun-permit holders? Gawker raises a question or two.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gawker, Journal News

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/07/2013

NYT: Journal News story was a hasty production

Newspaper got gun-permit data quickly, discussed its publication cursorily, and -- voila -- published it.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Journal News, New York Times

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Rockland County Sheriff: Keep gun permits from media

Top law enforcement official in Rockland says he has to prepare for the worst and doesn't want this information getting out.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:42 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Journal News

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Rockland County police: No spike in break-ins since Journal News story

Sheriff's official says he's seen no crime spike associated with the Journal News's gun story and maps. But he's concerned about police officer safety.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:31 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Journal News

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Westchester county exec: 'Criminals are still deciding which house they're going to hit'

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino has serious concerns about the public safety impact of the Journal News's story and map on gun permit holders.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:57 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Journal News

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Cancel your Journal News subscriptions, urges N.Y. senator

Greg Ball continues bashing the newspaper for printing the names and addresses of gun permit holders.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:31 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Journal News

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 01/02/2013

The 4 mistakes of the Journal News

The mistakes of the Journal News span a great deal of things -- its story on gun permits, its maps of gun-permit holders, and so much more.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:36 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Journal News, Sandy Hook shootings

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Gun owner: Newspaper 'put me on the same level as a sex offender'

Veronica Hash isn't happy with the Journal News, which placed her name and address on an interactive map of gun permit holders in New York.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:49 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun permits, Journal News

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Karl Rove, read Nate Silver

Memo to Karl Rove: Read Nate Silver’s archive.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:38 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  karl rove data, karl rove wall street journal, karl rove president obama, karl rove obama, karl rove romney momentum, karl rove election

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 10/16/2012

State Dept. on WSJ: ‘Right hand wasn’t talking to the far right hand’

‘Right hand wasn’t talking to the far right hand.’

By Erik Wemple  |  02:04 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wall street journal hillary clinton libya, wall street journal clinton libya, wall street journal libya responsibility clinton, wsj clinton libya

Posted at 09:26 PM ET, 10/15/2012

WSJ calls Clinton ‘mute’ just as she opens up

Editorial on ‘mute’ Clinton coincides with Clinton media offensive.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:26 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hillary clinton wall street journal, hillary clinton editorial wall street journal libya, clinton wsj benghazi, clinton wsj benghazi wsj, hillary clinton responsibility benghazi

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Hey, Jack Welch: Question marks don’t help

The most craven part of his defense of his tweet.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:12 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack welch question mark, jack welch unemployment numbers, jack welch question mark unemployment, jack welch wall street journal question mark

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Commentator: Romney faces ‘most corrupt’ coverage ever

Does Mitt Romney have to deal with the most slanted media ever?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:07 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  benghazi, mona charen, christopher stevens, wall street journal, jerusalem post, benghazi attacks, media, corrupt media

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 09/24/2012

How CNN really feels about the State Department

CNN executive suggests State meddling in journal issue

By Erik Wemple  |  04:13 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  state department, cnn, christopher stevens, journal, phone call, cnn worldwide, mark whitaker

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Scientists: Climate bias at Fox, WSJ ‘far exceeded’ rest of media

Why are a bunch of scientists singling out Fox News and Wall Street Journal?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, wall street journal, climate change, brenda ekwurzel, union of concerned scientists

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 09/14/2012

All Lehrer content must be Ghostbustered

How the Web should handle plagiarism and others deeds of journalistic malpractice.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:51 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wall street journal, poynter, jonah lehrer, wired, wired.com, plagiarism

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Stop the 9/11 anniversary tyranny

NBC News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal — did they do 9/11 right?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:24 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC news, kris jenner, new york times, wall street journal, anniversary

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Politico reporter ventures defense of Todd Akin

Dave Catanese goes for it, attempts to defend the indefensible Todd Akin.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, dave catanese politico, thought experiment, twitter, american journal of obstetrics and gynecology

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Paul Ryan, flexible and uncompromising

By Erik Wemple  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  paul ryan, mitt romney, policy flexibility, wall street journal washington post, peter nicholas, david a. fahrenthold

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Former Times-Picayune reporter blasts ownership

Could Times-Picayune staffers really have ‘found a way’?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new orleans times-picayune, kari dequine harden, new york times, usa today, washington post, wall street journal, usc annenberg school

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Media news derivatives: July 30

A roundup of media stories for July 30.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:59 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  st. louis post-dispatch, spin, henry blodget, wall street journal, esquire, new york times spin, sarah palin, chick-fil-a, pink, newsbusters

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto backtracks on ‘worthy’ tweet

James Taranto wondered whether female survivors of Aurora were ‘worthy.’

By Erik Wemple  |  04:38 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  james taranto, wall street journal, tweet, worthy, aurora shootings

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 07/23/2012

National Journal boss on quote-approval: It’s about control

National Journal’s Fournier bashes quote approval.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:58 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ron fournier, national journal, associated press, washington post, new york times, jeremy w. peters, poynter.org, quote approval

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Media news derivatives: July 9

A roundup of media stories for July 9

By Erik Wemple  |  08:52 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york times, s.e. cupp, cnn, newspapers, david carr, msnbc, national journal

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Pulitzer fraud furnishes mini-beat for msnbc.com reporter

Are you really a Pulitzer nominee? Bill Dedman wants to know

By Erik Wemple  |  02:46 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill dedman, fox business network, wall street journal, betty liui, pulitzer prices, bill dedman, betty liu, jonah goldberg

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Media news derivatives: June 29

A roundup of media stories for June 29

By Erik Wemple  |  09:55 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, cnn, bloomberg tv, bloomberg news, supreme court, huffington post, rupert murdoch, news corp., new york times, wall street journal

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Wall Street Journal intern busted for quote-fabrication

Intern for Wall Street Journal fabricated quotes for story

By Erik Wemple  |  06:13 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wall street journal, liane membis, quotes, fabrication, jack shafer, wall street journal, andrew beaujon, poynter, 103rd street pedestrian bridge

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Mitt Romney’s unconvincing ABC slam

His unconvincing slam.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc news, jonathan karl, mitt romney, marco rubio, vetting, vice president, abc, washington post, wall street journal

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Media news derivatives: June 11

Roundup of media stories for June 11

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david carr, new york times, dylan ratigan, msnbc, megyn kelly, carl bernstein, twitter, wall street journal, newspaper crisis

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Media news derivatives: May 3

What is happening in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:21 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, dreams from my father, newt gingrich, r.c.l hammond, keach hagey, wall street journal, new york times, fcc, bloomberg TV, lorne michaels, mitt romney, george zimmerman, rupert murdoch, sean hannity

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 17

For Feb. 17.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anthony shadid, new york times, washington post, wall street journal, apple, china, gawker, politico, ap, whitney houston

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Apple and the New York Times not meshing

Yes, but at what cost?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:14 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  apple, new york times, wall street journal, mountain lion