media critic http://wfpl.org en Media Critic: In Wake of Reporter's Departure, The Courier-Journal Should Communicate More http://wfpl.org/post/media-critic-wake-reporters-departure-courier-journal-should-communicate-more <p>Education reporter <span class="c3">Toni Konz’s </span><span class="c2"><a class="c0" href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wdrb.com%2Fstory%2F25954602%2Feducation-reporter-toni-konz-joins-wdrb&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNGFKZmTDpkRuiWPyA1lwCQVCjMipA">decision</a></span><span class="c3">&nbsp; to leave The Courier-Journal and join WDRB is a terrible but predictable blow to the local daily newspaper. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:31:59 +0000 James Miller 9727 at http://wfpl.org Media Critic: In Wake of Reporter's Departure, The Courier-Journal Should Communicate More Q&A: Louisville Courier-Journal Editor Neil Budde Discusses High-Profile Newsroom Layoffs http://wfpl.org/post/qa-louisville-courier-journal-editor-neil-budde-discusses-high-profile-newsroom-layoffs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, The Courier-Journal </span><a href="/post/media-critic-no-courier-journal-reporters-were-laid-they-did-suffer-loss" style="line-height: 1.5;">laid off its managing editor,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> metro editor and other prominent newsroom managers, shocking the newspaper's reporters and others in Louisville.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:43:40 +0000 James Miller 9571 at http://wfpl.org Q&A: Louisville Courier-Journal Editor Neil Budde Discusses High-Profile Newsroom Layoffs Media Critic: No Courier-Journal Reporters Were Laid Off, But They Did Suffer a Loss http://wfpl.org/post/media-critic-no-courier-journal-reporters-were-laid-they-did-suffer-loss <p>The <span class="c9"><a class="c2" href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.courier-journal.com%2Fstory%2Fmoney%2F2014%2F06%2F10%2Fc-j-lays-managing-editor-others-news%2F10301117%2F&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNHibNZBI2eC8lyNif-_BQTrmhazuQ">Courier-Journal laid off</a></span><span>&nbsp;seven newsroom employees on Tuesday, including three major editors: </span><span class="c9"><a class="c2" href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fpub%2Fjean-porter%2F1a%2Fb96%2F730&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNG-jCi3G3ZXBRVPgzEnp29J-eJ54Q">Jean Porter</a></span>< Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:41:59 +0000 James Miller 9547 at http://wfpl.org Media Critic: No Courier-Journal Reporters Were Laid Off, But They Did Suffer a Loss Media Critic: Louisville News Media Mostly Got It Right In Coverage of Transgender Student http://wfpl.org/post/media-critic-louisville-news-media-mostly-got-it-right-coverage-transgender-student <p>Although transgender women have never been more visible in the United States—<span class="c1"><a class="c4" href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F05%2F15%2Fus%2Fpentagon-weighs-transfer-of-chelsea-manning-to-civilian-facility.html&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNGnBllRBx5_qaZRU0ceGo8ip-v_OQ">Chelsea Manning</a></span><span>, </span><span class="c1"><a class="c4" href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fjanetmock.com%2Fjanet-mock-bio%2F&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNHfAkitEyXIxXTjG_qlyg6Ztvq47Q">Janet Mock</a></span><span>, </span><span class="c1 Sun, 18 May 2014 11:31:02 +0000 James Miller 9366 at http://wfpl.org Media Critic: Louisville News Media Mostly Got It Right In Coverage of Transgender Student Media Critic: A Personal Experience With an Off-the-Record Source http://wfpl.org/post/media-critic-personal-experience-record-source <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Back in March, the public editor of the New York Times produced the latest edition of what she calls </span>“<span class="c3"><a class="c1" href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fpubliceditor.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F03%2F28%2Fanonywatch-chapter-2-a-poisonous-president-and-a-bankers-secret-yogurt%2F%3F_php%3Dtrue%26_type%3Dblogs%26_r%3D0&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNFHAwTqsx3Sn7bgkON0wcrsrebNEg">AnonyWatch</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">”</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">—her attempt to document and evaluate that newspaper’s use Sun, 11 May 2014 11:22:56 +0000 James Miller 9303 at http://wfpl.org Media Critic: A Personal Experience With an Off-the-Record Source Media Critic: Taking (and Omitting) Sides http://wfpl.org/post/media-critic-taking-and-omitting-sides <p>Imagine turning on your TV on July 20, 2019 and seeing a well-known news anchor introduce two guests to discuss the 50th anniversary of the moon landing: the first is a NASA historian who will argue that the moon landing was a real event, and the second is a conspiracy theorist who will argue that the moon landing was faked.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 James Miller 8788 at http://wfpl.org Media Critic: Taking (and Omitting) Sides Media Critic: WDRB GM Bill Lamb's Blast Against Courier-Journal Not Backed With Facts http://wfpl.org/post/media-critic-wdrb-gm-bill-lambs-blast-against-courier-journal-not-backed-facts <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Update: </strong>Bill Lamb has <a href="http://www.wdrb.com/story/24714062/an-apology-for-words-poorly-chosen-21314">apologized </a>for suggesting that the Courier-Journal rigged the SurveyUSA poll.”&nbsp;</em></p><p>On Election Night, Nov. 6, 2012, Megyn Kelly and Karl Rove shared a desk on Fox News. Rove was valiantly trying to argue that the polls and state-by-state results were not steadily leading towards an Obama victory, and finally Megyn Kelly asked him:</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 James Miller 8564 at http://wfpl.org Media Critic: WDRB GM Bill Lamb's Blast Against Courier-Journal Not Backed With Facts More Change Comes to Louisville's Courier-Journal http://wfpl.org/post/more-change-comes-louisvilles-courier-journal <p>If you subscribe to the Courier-Journal—or if you regularly purchase the Sunday edition—perhaps you noticed the USA Today insert. (Or perhaps you noticed the paper’s employees <span class="c1"><a class="c0" href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23cjmore&amp;src=hash">tweeting about it</a></span><span>&nbsp;the week before.) That’s Day 1 of a new era for Louisville’s only daily newspaper.</span></p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 James Miller 8363 at http://wfpl.org More Change Comes to Louisville's Courier-Journal Why Media Criticism Matters http://wfpl.org/post/why-media-criticism-matters <p><em>“Everybody complains about the weather, but no one actually <span class="c5 c8">does</span><span class="c5">&nbsp;anything about it.”</span></em></p><p class="c0"><span>— </span><span class="c2"><a class="c3" href="http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/04/23/everybody-talks-about-the-weather/">attributed to</a></span><span>&nbsp;Charles Dudley Warner</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:10:23 +0000 James Miller 8219 at http://wfpl.org Why Media Criticism Matters Media Critic: Why Was a Fight at Mall St. Matthews News for a Louisville TV Station? http://wfpl.org/post/media-critic-why-was-fight-mall-st-matthews-news-louisville-tv-station <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are a lot of questions that go into determining what makes a good news story: Does it affect a significant percentage of area citizens? Will it have a significant impact on those citizens? Does it shed light on a larger issue affecting the entire community? Does it help explain the status quo, or does it depict an interesting or enlightening departure from the status quo? Does it illuminate the human condition in some meaningful way?</span></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:48:58 +0000 James Miller 8100 at http://wfpl.org Media Critic: Why Was a Fight at Mall St. Matthews News for a Louisville TV Station?