David Folkenflik http://wfpl.org en NPR To Discontinue 'Talk Of The Nation' http://wfpl.org/post/npr-discontinue-talk-nation NPR announced Friday morning that it will no longer produce the Monday-to-Thursday call-in show <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/talk-of-the-nation/" target="_blank">Talk of the Nation</a>.<p>It will be replaced by <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/" target="_blank">Here and Now</a>, a show produced in partnership with member station <a href="http://www.wbur.org/" target="_blank">WBUR</a> in Boston. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:41:44 +0000 David Folkenflik 4737 at http://wfpl.org NPR To Discontinue 'Talk Of The Nation' News Corp. Education Tablet: For The Love Of Learning? http://wfpl.org/post/news-corp-education-tablet-love-learning The educational division of the media conglomerate News Corp., called Amplify, unveiled a new digital tablet this week at the SXSW tech conference in Austin, Texas, intended to serve millions of schoolchildren and their teachers across the country.<p>Amplify promises the tablet will simplify administrative chores for teachers, enable shy children to participate more readily in discussions, and allow students to complete coursework at their own pace while drawing upon carefully selected online research resources.<p>News Corp. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:40:17 +0000 David Folkenflik 4398 at http://wfpl.org News Corp. Education Tablet: For The Love Of Learning? Coverage Rapid, And Often Wrong, In Tragedy's Early Hours http://wfpl.org/post/coverage-rapid-and-often-wrong-tragedys-early-hours Nearly everyone reported so many things wrong in the first 24 hours after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/167276841/shootings-in-newtown-conn">Sandy Hook shootings</a> that it's hard to single out any one news organization or reporter for criticism.<p>Among the news outlets that wrongly reported major parts of the journalistic building blocks of "who, what, where, when, why and how," were CBS, The Associated Press, <em>The New York Times</em> <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/14/167248541/developing-shooting-at-elementary-school-in-newtown-conn#0435">and NPR </a>— a v Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:03:43 +0000 David Folkenflik 3024 at http://wfpl.org Coverage Rapid, And Often Wrong, In Tragedy's Early Hours Advice For Moderators: Keep Order, Out Of Spotlight http://wfpl.org/post/advice-moderators-keep-order-out-spotlight PBS' Jim Lehrer came in for widespread criticism last week for failing to control the first presidential debate. Now, moderator Martha Raddatz is confronting partisan criticism in the lead-up to Thursday night's vice presidential debate, the first and only direct confrontation between Republican Paul Ryan and Democrat Joe Biden.<p>The standards by which Raddatz will be judged are not exactly clear. Professional observers who pay close attention give advice that's seemingly contradictory: Don't cause any waves, but do challenge any clearly misleading statements. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:43:08 +0000 David Folkenflik 1974 at http://wfpl.org Advice For Moderators: Keep Order, Out Of Spotlight