Syracuse’s oft-quoted “Professor of Culture” Robert Thompson weighed in on MTV’s Skins controversy this morning on NPR, saying the last word we’ll ever need to hear on the subject. Thompson, whose official title is founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, is notorious for Read More
The UK is an enlightened nation of sane and civil news media, according to a heartening if congratulatory piece on NPR’s Morning Edition. It depicts Britain’s print journalists as a class of thoughtful commentators who eschew objectivity in favor of fair-yet-subjective discourse.
Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger articulates what Americans seem to know but Read More
As much as we want them to be right, people who try to predict the future are often hilariously wrong. The hoverboards Marty McFly encountered in Back to the Future Part II? That may have been “2015,” but don’t expect any sweet flying skateboards in four years. Hate to break it to you.
But for Read More
On Oct. 20, Juan Williams was fired as a senior news analyst at NPR after making controversial comments about Muslims while a guest on Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor.” The decision to terminate Williams generated an avalanche of angry emails. Just over three weeks later, the public radio network is still trying to figure Read More
Michele Norris is the first black female to host a major weekday show at NPR, but there was no mention of her in This Is NPR, a book celebrating the 40th anniversary of the public radio organization.
Norris told the Tampa Bay Tribune that she was “disappointed” by her Read More
It’s been a week since NPR hastily fired senior news analyst Juan Williams for comments made on “The O’Reilly Factor,” but in just that time the ombudsman’s office at the public radio network has received 22,769 emails, Alicia C. Shepard wrote today in her column.
Shepard noted that most of the emails Read More
How long has NPR been itching to fire Juan Williams?
His recent statements admitting his fear of flying in planes with “people who are in Muslim garb” and who “are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims” provided the impetus, of course (never mind that none of the 9-11 terrorists were wearing any identifying “garb”). Read More
After contributing controversial remarks regarding Muslims to a discussion on “The O’Reilly Factor,” NPR senior news analyst Juan Williams has been released from his contract and asked to leave the radio network, The New York Times reported.
The comments in question came when Williams agreed with and elaborated on an assertion made by Read More
Liveblog, The Future
After a memo banning staffers from attending rallies — specifically the two high-profile ones to be orchestrated by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert later this month — made its way around the internet and collected backlash in its swath, NPR is trying to get other news outlets to join its side of Read More
New York Times executive editor Bill Keller will be on NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook this morning discussing “his paper and the radically changing news business,” according to a promo. Live blog updates from the Media Mob here once the program gets started.
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