Release of the Federal Trade Commission's working paper on "reinventing journalism" makes it clear that there is no more time for diplomacy about this issue: President Obama is determined to federalize the news industry just as he has banking, autos, and health care.
Everybody who wants independent journalism had better wake up to these three facts about what is going: Read More
Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corporation, said he saw a glimpse of the future last weekend when he used the Apple iPad. "It's a wonderful thing," Murdoch marveled about the device, which unites all forms of media in a way that can enhance newspaper readership. Read More
Today’s Washington Post highlights a dilemma for the Tea Party movement in West Tennessee: Can they get behind a very conservative cotton farmer named Stephen Fincher as their congressional candidate if he’s taking $200,000 in annual agricultural subsidies? Read More
A recurring theme among liberals in the mainstream media, academic circles, the non-profit advocacy community and politicians on the left is the so-called "death of investigative journalism," due allegedly to the terrible economic straits in which traditional daily newspapers, news magazines, and broadcast news outlets find themselves. Read More
Michelle Malkin, Bill O'Reilly, John Stossel, Thomas Sowell, and Larry Kudlow are among 17 new conservative columnists coming to The Washington Examiner in coming weeks as a result of a new agreement between the paper and Creators Syndicate. Read More
Remember Maurce Clemmons? He's the guy who walked into a Lakewood, Washington, coffee shop a few weeks ago and killed four policemen. Former Arkansas governor and possible 2012 GOP presidential aspirant Mike Huckabee got lots of unwanted national publicity when Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire claimed Clemmons had been improperly released by parole officials in the Republican's state. Read More
Watching liberal journalists desperate for a government bailout as they prostrate themselves before Congress can be so confusing:
Should we be embarrassed as these media representatives of the "best and brightest" beg for official handouts while proclaiming their devotion to independent journalism? Read More
Wow! Can you believe? A new multiple regression analysis-based study of four Argentine newspapers found journalists there provided less coverage of government corruption as their newsrooms received more government support in the form of official advertising and other forms of public revenue, according to the Nieman Journalism Lab. Read More
It all sounds so innocent and like good government: The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop Dec. 1 and 2 called, “How will journalism survive the Internet age?” An assembly of editors, owners, government officials, consumer advocates, advertisers and others are scheduled to discuss a dozen topics. Three ought to make the hair stand up on the necks of every journalist and anybody else who cares about the survival of freedom of the press: Read More
Last night, Jon Stewart featured video clips of ACORN employees advising undercover journalists posing as a pimp and a prostitute how to hide the nature of their business in their tax forms.