Posts Tagged: media criticism
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Holding a Mirror to Their Own Industry

This post is sponsored by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The media play an important role in our democracy—the “watchdog” role, keeping the government in check. But who watches the watchers? Turns out the media do that, too.

In 2006, Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications established the Mirror Awards to honor the reporters, editors and teams of writers who “hold a mirror to their own industry” for the public’s benefit. They are the most important awards for recognizing excellence in media industry reporting.

The school is currently accepting online nominations for the Mirror Awards at http://mirrorawards.com. Application deadline is [...]

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Tennessee Floods: Disaster Declared, Media Criticisms Levied

President Obama has declared four counties in Tennessee Federal disaster areas after floodwaters washed through them over the weekend and into Monday. Residents who had been evacuated by the waters returned to their homes yesterday. Power in much of downtown was shut off thanks to a main circuit failing at approximately 3:15 a.m. Tuesday; it's estimated that electricity won't be restored to the area, which includes the closed-until-further-notice Hilton and the 33-story AT&T Building. Meanwhile, local residents are getting somewhat aggravated by the downplaying of the floods in the national media, especially in relation to the weekend's foiled Times Square car bomb: