Category: Journalism

Business Groups See Loss of Sway Over House G.O.P.

Here’s the New York Times today on business leaders who bought the government but aren’t seeing it do its bidding: “There clearly are people in the Republican Party at the moment for whom the business community and the interests of...

/ October 10, 2013

News Judgment at The Seattle Times Goes Off the Rails

I’ve often mocked the editorial judgment at The Seattle Times e.g. for never covering Microsoft’s $1.51 billion Nevada tax dodge ($4.37 billion if you include impacts from lobbying) – likely due to their cozy ties with Microsoft’s tax dodger in...

/ June 5, 2013

Our Legal System Should Support Whistlerblowers

This is just a quick post on a deep, complicated issue… [teaser]As an American, I feel better off – and I think all Americans are better off, having knowledge of and access to the Collateral Damage video leaked by Bradley Manning.[/teaser] (Do...

/ March 21, 2013

Is The Seattle Times scaling back its street distribution?

I’ve been noticing some neglected Seattle Times newspaper dispensers on Phinney Ridge and Capitol Hill. I’m wondering if in addition to the coming paywall, they are planning to reduce their street circulation.

/ March 7, 2013

New York Times on Climate Change: “There’s not a lot of news in this area.”

Today’s Quote of the Day: [pullquote1 quotes=”true” align=”center” textColor=”#000000″]There’s not a lot of news in this area – we’re watching glaciers melting – so there isn’t an urgency to get things into the paper right away[/pullquote1] – Elisabeth Rosenthal, New York...

/ January 11, 2013

Assaulted and Bullied by Q13 Fox’s James Lynch and his Cameraman at Westlake Park

Update: None of my calls from Q13 Fox have been returned. Coincidentally, I’ve since learned that its last news director resigned over failing to turn over video of police brutality. This may be an indication of the prevailing corporate culture over...

/ June 15, 2012