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Commentary
4:31 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Media Critic: In Wake of Reporter's Departure, The Courier-Journal Should Communicate More

Credit Eleanor Hasken/LPM

Education reporter Toni Konz’s decision  to leave The Courier-Journal and join WDRB is a terrible but predictable blow to the local daily newspaper.

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Media Critic
6:43 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Q&A: Louisville Courier-Journal Editor Neil Budde Discusses High-Profile Newsroom Layoffs

Neil Budde at work in The Courier-Journal newsroom.
Credit Eleanor Hasken/LPM

Last week, The Courier-Journal laid off its managing editor, metro editor and other prominent newsroom managers, shocking the newspaper's reporters and others in Louisville.

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Local News
1:41 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Media Critic: No Courier-Journal Reporters Were Laid Off, But They Did Suffer a Loss

The Courier-Journal office at Sixth Street and Broadway.
Credit Eleanor Hasken/LPM

The Courier-Journal laid off seven newsroom employees on Tuesday, including three major editors: Jean Porter,

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Commentary
7:31 am
Sun May 18, 2014

Media Critic: Louisville News Media Mostly Got It Right In Coverage of Transgender Student

James Miller
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Although transgender women have never been more visible in the United States—Chelsea Manning, Janet Mock,

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Commentary
7:22 am
Sun May 11, 2014

Media Critic: A Personal Experience With an Off-the-Record Source

"All the President's Men."
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Back in March, the public editor of the New York Times produced the latest edition of what she calls “AnonyWatch”—her attempt to document and evaluate that newspaper’s use and abuse of anonymous sources.

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Media Critic
7:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Media Critic: Taking (and Omitting) Sides

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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.

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Media Critic
7:00 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Media Critic: WDRB GM Bill Lamb's Blast Against Courier-Journal Not Backed With Facts

Bill Lamb
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Update: Bill Lamb has apologized for suggesting that the Courier-Journal rigged the SurveyUSA poll.” 

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:

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Media Critic
7:00 am
Sun January 26, 2014

More Change Comes to Louisville's Courier-Journal

Credit James Miller

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 tweeting about it the week before.) That’s Day 1 of a new era for Louisville’s only daily newspaper.

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Media Critic
7:10 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Why Media Criticism Matters

James Miller
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“Everybody complains about the weather, but no one actually does anything about it.”

attributed to Charles Dudley Warner

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Media Critic
6:48 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Media Critic: Why Was a Fight at Mall St. Matthews News for a Louisville TV Station?

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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?

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