Former ABC News president David Westin has written a new memoir, Exit Interview, about his 14 years as a network executive. Westin presided over a period of intense technological change in the news business — and over ABC's blown call on the night of the 2000 presidential election.
Reporter David Kirkpatrick, the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, reflects on his time reporting on the Arab Spring and discusses what the election of President Mohammed Morsi means for Egypt, the United States and Israel.
A blogger wrote to Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz to say he was doing an "expose" on "journalists in the elite media who socialize with elected officials they are assigned to cover." A photo showed Schultz hugging Sen. Sherrod Brown. Schultz replied, "I am surprised you did not find a photo of me kissing" the senator — adding, he's my husband.
More seniors are texting, e-mailing and using Facebook. They say social media helps them stay connected to family. Host Michel Martin talks with grandmothers Barbara Graham and Denise Crenshaw about how they got plugged in. Grandparents.Com editor Ellen Breslau also joins the conversation.
The Pew Research Center's Project of Excellence in Journalism today puts some numbers behind the trend. It confirms that especially when natural disasters have happened or there's political upheaval, the video site has become a must-see source.
Republican superPACs expect to rake in $800 million by Election Day, and Democratic superPACs are hundreds of millions behind. Democrats have "implicitly conceded" says Robert Draper of TheNew York Times, but that doesn't mean they can't compete.
Major newspapers in Chicago, Houston and San Francisco are among those that have acknowledged they published dozens of items in print or online that appeared under fake bylines. The items in question were not written by reporters at the papers but by employees of a news outsourcing firm called Journatic.
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