Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Deadline approaches on feds' tsunami relief offer

Dear philanthropists: You have until midnight tonight to get the Canadian government to double your money and to get a 2004 tax receipt if you donate to tsunami relief. At CTV.ca, we have stories up which give all the contact info you need if you wish to make a donation to help the relief effort. Here's […]

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Tue, January 11 2005 » Main Page » 1 Comment

Sacked CBS producer goes down fighting

The lawyer for Mary Mapes, the CBS producer fired outright over the CBS memo-gate scandal, faxed her response to the Poynter Institute's Al Tompkins Monday night. Here's some excerpts: I am terribly disappointed in the conclusions of the report and its effects on the four of us who will no longer work at CBS News. I […]

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CBS memo-gate report coverage round-up

Here's a number of stories I've been able to find on the CBS memos scandal. It's primarily the first wave of coverage. Since the report is 224 pages long, I expect some stuff still to come may well offer better analysis. If you come across anything interesting yourself, I'd appreciate it if you could leave […]

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Reporting live from Hell

This NYT piece looks at three anchors who found themselves newsreading from the beaches of South and Southeast Asia in an attempt to grab viewers. An excerpt: The tsunami also struck at a critically important moment in the careers of three star anchors – Brian Williams of NBC, Dan Rather of CBS and Anderson Cooper […]

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