An examination of the JFK assassination news coverage suggests that the networks did a woeful job in the early hours, but that a local third-rated ABC affiliate provided remarkable journalism that not only helped ABC scoop NBC and CBS, but also foreshadowed the future of TV news.
Ten (or more) media industry news items you might have missed recently, plus a programming note.
Why do news media circulate comic book spoilers before special issues hit the stands?
Ten (or more) media industry stories you might have missed recently.
Although the public is notoriously ahistorical about contemporary politics, the news media do little to remind them of how we got here. Political reporting looks more and more like entertainment/celebrity reporting, and Obama will need to return to campaign mode to capitalize on that.