Thursday, November 09, 2006

Inside the "News War"

PBS' Frontline is putting the finishing touches on "News War," a three-part, four-hour special that examines the "political, cultural, legal and economic forces" impacting the news media and free press. The series slated to air in January.

The "war" part may come during the third hour (Jan. 16), when Frontline takes viewers inside the L.A. Times during this summer's "epic battle over the future of news," pitting the paper's reporters and editors against the corporate owners at the Tribune Co. Former L.A. Times editor John Carroll calls it "a crisis of the soul" — the one that is taking place throughout the country between edit desks and executives bowing to the demands of Wall Street.

As you might've noticed, this war is not relegated to newspapers.

2 comentarios:

Van said...

Jade, thanks for posting that.
He's so intelligent, articulate and funny! No wonder he gets all those speaking engagements. He
electrified the guests at the promax meetins earlier this year.

eliza said...

Jade this sounds really good. Will you remind us again before it airs? because I'll forget. :)


Don't think for me. Don't assume what I want to hear or read. Give me facts. Give me reasons. But not yours. Bring me debate. Enlighten me. Today, accountability is masked behind anonymity; bylines are hidden by zeros and ones. Everyone publishes; everyone is "in the know." Ethics are non-existent. Speculation is king. The truth is masked and a hostage. Empowered by our minds, WE ARE THE FREAKSPEAKERS!


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