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New study rates transparency of global news outlets

The International Centre for Media and the Public Agenda has released a study looking at the English-language world's 25 biggest news websites and rated them on their journalistic transparency: The top five? The Guardian, NYT, BBC, CBS and Christian Science Monitor. The bottom five? CNN, Al Jazeera English, ITN, Time, Sky News. (h/t to CJR's […]

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Jolie's lawyer takes blame for interview contract

From the AP story on CTV.ca: Try to control the media? Not me, says Angelina Jolie. The star of the new film “A Mighty Heart,” about the widow of slain reporter Daniel Pearl and freedom of the press, says her representatives were trying to protect her when they sought to make media outlets sign an […]

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Shales on the Rather-CBS contretemps

Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales sticks up for Dan Rather, who got into it with his ex-employer CBS News earlier this week. From the June 13 Post: (via truthout) Even critics of Rather would have to admit he has always stood, firmly and stubbornly, for hard news over fluff and for integrity in the newsroom. […]

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