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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 11:50 AM ET, 04/03/2014

‘Today’ show’s Jenna Bush Hager lands interview with a former president

Scoop time on morning television.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, NBC News, Today show

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Should the New Yorker have profiled Peter Lanza?

This particular piece comes the closest to marrying narrative journalism with service journalism.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:52 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  adam lanza, New Yorker, Newtown, peter lanza, USA Today

Posted at 11:03 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Former RT anchor Liz Wahl to CNN: Outlet was ‘promoting a Putinist agenda’

No surprise there, but still.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:03 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Liz Wahl, RT, Russia Today, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Associated Press: ‘We will be in Newtown on the anniversary’

Outlet has been there from the beginning. That’s not going to change.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:24 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Associated Press, CNN, NBC News, Newtown, USA Today

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Sarah Palin on ‘Today’: Obamacare is ‘socialized medicine’

There has to be a way to deal with guests who spout such nonsense.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:18 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC News, Sarah Palin, socialized medicine, Today

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 06/12/2013

CNN coverage on ground floor of IRS scandal!

IRS agents consume news too.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:36 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, IRS, USA Today

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Ann Curry scores dubious distinction from conservative group

Ann Curry grilling of Paul Ryan not appreciated by media group.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ann curry, today show, nbc, howard fineman, media research center, gala, rush limbaugh, piers morgan

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/19/2012

USA Today logo: Give it time

Let the USA Today redesign sit for a while.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  usa today, stephen colbert, logo, resdesign, larry kramer

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 09:30 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Media news derivatives, June 28

A roundup of media stories for June 28

By Erik Wemple  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ann curry, today show, new york times, hyperlocal, leak investigations, jack shafer, reuters, news corp. split, news corp, joe williams politico, joe williams suspended

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Media news derivatives: June 21

A roundup of media stories for June 21.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:28 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, marco rubio, abc, bill o'reilly, lanny davis, fox & friends, new york times, ann curry, today show, bob hall, philadelphia media network, glenn beck

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Media news derivatives: May 10

A rundown of media stories for May 10.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:12 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mallary jean tenore, news corp., staci d. kramer, cnn, new york daily news, atlantic media, seo, newsbusters, fox news, shepard smith, usa today

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 04/20/2012

USA Today alleges harassment scheme

Reporters from USA Today make some phone calls, find creepy things on the Web.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:56 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tom vanden brook, usa today, pentagon information operations, info ops, twitter facebook, ray locker, propaganda, sago mine disaster

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/09/2012

NBC News president speaks out on Zimmerman tape scandal

Top news exec breaks silence on NBC scandal,

By Erik Wemple  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, today show, steve capus, reuters, george zimmerman, trayvon martin, tape, editing

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Report: ‘Seasoned’ NBC staffer misfired in Zimmerman case

Reuters investigates NBC’s investigation.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trayvon martin, nbc, george zimmerman, today, new york post, reuters