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Media Stars: Brian Williams

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In today’s world of television news, national and even local news anchors are no longer just anchors. Local anchors make community appearances and now national anchors are getting their own daytime talk shows (see the promo for Anderson Cooper’s new show) This post will spotlight Brian Williams, anchor of NBC’s Nightly News. What makes Williams […]

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Yellow journalism has a notoriously bad reputation. Placing more importance on scandal-mongering and sensationalism than facts has condemned yellow journalism as bad journalism. And some professional journalists dispute whether it is a form of journalism at all. So, does yellow journalism deserve its bad reputation? Jim Romenesko addresses this issue, quoting Jack Shafer, who says […]

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Moviegoers saw the product of exaggerated shock value, a clever take on amateur cinematography and months of patient anticipation this weekend. No, I’m not talking about “Shark Night 3D.” “Apollo 18 fails to stay with you because, like the cratered satellite on which it’s set, it has no atmosphere,” says Entertainment Weekly’s Keith Staskiewicz about Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego‘s […]

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