Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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A scolding for the NYT on anonymous source abuse

NYT public editor Clark Hoyt yips at the paper for a number of instances in recent weeks where anonymous sources were improperly used.

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How U.S. TV news is using the Intertubes these days

TV newsrooms are doing more with social media and less in terms of streaming their actual newscasts, according to this RTNDA study.

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Just another flower in the garden of the D.C. news ecosystem

An as-yet-unnamed, online-only news operation in Washington, D.C., headed by the former executive editor of of washingtonpost.com, isn’t aiming to be the top predator in the news food chain there.

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Zimbabwe

Bob Marley performing at Rufaro stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe on April 17, 1980 to help that country celebrate its independence: Robert Mugabe, a hero of the insurgency against white minority rule, became the new country’s first president. Thirty years later, he has become a despicable despot who has presided over the ruin of his nation.

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More on anonymous online comments

Toronto Star public editor Kathy English used her Saturday platform to address  the issue, and I link to a CBC.ca online poll and discussion.

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