Media news derivatives: April 17

April 17, 2012

In case you missed it — Daily Tar Heel writer Memet Walker created something of a stir when he wrote a story telling how Newt Gingrich and an aide bolted from an interview before answering even the first question. They just bailed, he wrote. The Gingrich people have a different version of events, and we have no video to fact-check the competing accounts.

Also: What happened in the editorial-writing category of the Pulitzers? Was there really a basis for no award in that designation? What do the jurors say?

Elsewhere:

*Staci D. Kramer of paidconent writes that Huffington Post won a Pulitzer on Monday and “the world didn’t end.

*Steve Myers chronicles how the Philadelphia Inquirer bagged the Pulitzer for public service, how the newsroom reacted, how the win ends a run of bad news for the paper and, well, all about the Inquirer’s big day.

*Jon Stewart on the Daily Show goes into the weeds to mock Fox dismissals of the war on women.

*Coming to film: the legendary clash between Rupert Murdoch and Harold Evans.

*Some great television on Fox News, courtesy of a profane outburst by Bob Beckel on “Hannity.”

*Perhaps the best slam yet on the Fox News Mole, by another recently departed Fox News employee.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.
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