Pressing question: Is it proper to call Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng (as the Guardian does), Wendi Murdoch (as The Wall Street Journal does) or Wendi Deng Murdoch (as The New York Times does)? Please advise.
The Wall Street Journal "editorial integrity" committee -- formed when Dow Jones was purchased from the Bancroft family -- is still charged with protecting the paper from Rupert Murdoch's baser journalistic practices at a cost of $100,000 per year for each of the five members. But what is it doing?
It's hard to view it as anything but the purchase of "integrity" as a panacea. And if I were one of the people receiving that money, I'd be embarrassed and unwilling to allow my name/brand to be used that way.
As we anticipated, the Poynter Institute profile has been deactivated by Google. You can follow me and the rest of the Poynter Online team individually for now: +Julie Moos+Steve Myers+Mallary Tenore+Jim Romenesko. We look forward to bringing the Poynter profile back later.
As The Blaze prepares to debunk new James O'Keefe video, editor Scott Baker asks, "If George Soros and Media Matters sent interns posing as conservatives to work at the Fox News Channel so that they could record reporters, editors and hosts saying embarrassing thing in unguarded moments — would that be okay?"
Interesting observation in Nicholas Carr's response to +Jay Rosen I think it's only applicable to large national websites, not the many niche and local news sites: "What we are discovering is that in a world where advertisers pay by the click and readers read by the click, editorial attention and resources tend to become more concentrated and more keyed to spectacles."
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Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Whither journalism: round two
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Started a peer counseling service in college, 25 years later it's still helping students (http://www.columbia.edu/cu/nightline/). Started the first group mom blog (DotMoms, http://readn.gs/qQv6KU). Need to complete the trilogy.