The Daily Beast announced today that they were “have parted company” with media critic Howard Kurtz. The announcement came just a day after Mr. Kurtz came under fire for a blog post where he made the false claim that basketball player Jason Collins, who recently came out as gay in a Sports Illustrated cover story, Read More
Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown announced this afternoon that Howard Kurtz, The Washington Post‘s media critic and an investigative reporter, will be taking over as the site’s Washington Bureau chief. “Howie knows that today the interaction of media and politics is the story,” Ms. Brown wrote in the announcement. “He combines integrity and rigorous Read More
Howard Kurtz shadowed Diane Sawyer while she was running around during a day of production for ABC World News at the network’s studios on Columbus Avenue.
To start the day, Ms. Sawyer looks like a “64-year-old housewife in need of a cup of coffee,” wrote Mr. Kurtz.
Later Mr. Kurtz showed Ms. Sawyer Read More
On Sunday, June 6, CNN aired an interview with James Fallows in which the writer talked on camera about his recent story in The Atlantic, which looked at Google’s impact on the news business. Typically, such stories are full of gloom, but this one was hopeful. Having contributed to the many woes of Read More
Fact checking is suddenly all the rage on Sunday mornings in Washington (see Tapper, Jake).
Over the weekend, on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz got in on the craze, fact checking the Sunday public affairs shows at ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and CNN. Along the way, he caught everyone from Senator John McCain to Read More
On Sunday, Diane Sawyer appeared as a guest on CNN’s Reliable Sources, where anchor Howard Kurtz asked her about the controversy surrounding ABC News’ upcoming town hall style interview with President Obama about health care reform.
During the interview, Ms. Sawyer revealed that ABC News had tried to set up a similar type Read More
Google is making it even easier for bloggers and Web writers to share online content on their sites—with a tip of the hat to original content providers, like The New York Times, too.
On May 27, the company launched their new Google Web Elements, which work a lot like widgets and allow users to Read More
This Sunday, The New York Times‘ Sharon Otterman introduced readers to slow-blogging, an approach to Web writing "inspired by the slow food movement, which says that fast food is destroying local traditions and healthy eating habits… slow bloggers believe that news-driven blogs like TechCrunch and Gawker are the equivalent of fast food restaurants — Read More
Another week, another article about some amazing new communications tool and how it’s changing our lives, like, forever!
This time, we’re meant to look at the deeper meaning of a new technology that’s bringing people closer together, changing the face of advertising and marketing, and even helping make the world a better, safer place. Read More
Last week, The Washington Post‘s Howard Kurtz wrote about Twitter, the kinda useful, sorta ubiquitous, sure to be short-lived new tool for journalists—and cellphone-enabled journalist-like individuals—who want to bring readers the world in 140-characters or less.
Mr. Kurtz called twittering "the digital equivalent of a sound bite, a throat-clearing, a terse observation or Read More