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June 30, 2012
The only downside for us is if the message (to Sandusky) isn’t ‘heard’ and acted upon, and we then become vulnerable for not having reported it.
An email allegedly sent by former Penn State President Graham Spanier • Laying out, in simple terms, what he saw as the “only downside” of not reporting Jerry Sandusky to the authorities, in an email allegedly sent between February 26th and 28th, 2001. CNN has stated they are not in possession of the emails, but had the contents made available to them, and that they could result in further legal charges — presumably against Spanier and the alleged recipient, former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley. source (viafollow)
15:07 // 2 years ago
June 28, 2012

Surprise! Excuses have arrived for this morning’s incorrect SCOTUS reports

  • cnn In a statement, the network blamed their much-maligned error on earnest reporting of the decision as it was read by Chief Justice Roberts. Admitting their mistake, the statement says that “CNN regrets that it didn’t wait to report out the full and complete opinion regarding the mandate. We made a correction within a few minutes and apologize for the error.”
  • fox news Fox pointed to earnest reporting as the cause of incorrect reporting too, but with a small difference. They don’t think their actions merit an apology, saying, “By contrast, one other cable network was unable to get their Supreme Court reporter to the camera … Another said it was a big setback for the President. Fox reported the facts, as they came in.” source

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14:53 // 2 years ago
Please, immediately, stop taunting on social networks about CNN and others’ SCOTUS ruling mistake and the AP getting it right. That’s not the impression we want to reflect as an organization. Let our reporting take the lead.
Associated Press Central U.S. regional editor David Scott • In a memo to their reporters and editors, asking them to stop taunting other media organizations that got it wrong.
11:57 // 2 years ago

futurejournalismproject:

Everyone Slow Down, Redux Edition

This is an update to our post earlier this morning about slowing down, digesting and getting things right before rushing to report.

CNN didn’t and instead ran banner headlines on its site about the Supreme Court striking down the individual mandate.

Fox too but, well, somehow that’s less surprising.

This is tagged “slow news movement.” I like that.

10:59 // 2 years ago
In case you haven’t heard, CNN sorta screwed this up. The law was mostly upheld. (ht @BuzzfeedAndrew)

In case you haven’t heard, CNN sorta screwed this up. The law was mostly upheld. (ht @BuzzfeedAndrew)

10:17 // 2 years ago
June 13, 2012
When I was asked to do this, we were always clear it would be temporary — daily newscast anchoring is not what I am built do do. But that doesn’t mean I’m not disappointed the program didn’t perform better.
CNN anchor John King • Discussing the end of his “John King, USA,” which will get replaced with another hour of Wolf Blitzer doing his “Situation Room” thing. King will instead focus on the campaign trail — which he feels is his greatest strength. It’ll be his fourth presidential campaign with CNN. His show will continue through June 29.
19:19 // 2 years ago
June 11, 2012
10:39 // 2 years ago
June 5, 2012
This Barrett supporter on CNN just now: "Democracy died tonight … the end of the United States as we know it." Please tell us someone got a video of this guy.

This Barrett supporter on CNN just now: "Democracy died tonight … the end of the United States as we know it." Please tell us someone got a video of this guy.

22:48 // 2 years ago
CNN and Fox News also calling: Wolf Blitzer says that the results are overall trending for Walker.

CNN and Fox News also calling: Wolf Blitzer says that the results are overall trending for Walker.

22:00 // 2 years ago
June 3, 2012
Anthony Bourdain tends to get noticed. The chef turned televised tour guide is macho but not overbearing, profane without being coarse, and tall and handsome. How handsome? I was at an outdoor social event with my wife some years ago when he passed by, and she was so transfixed by him that she walked into a bush. I hate him for that, but am unsurprised that his charmed life is about to add a new chapter.
The NYT’s David Carr • Writing about how Anthony Bourdain is all dreamy and stuff. Oh, and his new gig with CNN.
21:53 // 2 years ago