Views of the News: 60 Minutes "Fluff," CNET Censored Again, News Tech, Super Bowl Ads

Jan 30, 2013

60 Minutes "Fluff" With Obama and Clinton

60 Minutes, CBS News: "The President and the Secretary of State" (watch the video)

David Bauder, AP: "Steve Kroft On '60 Minutes' Obama-Clinton Interview: The Request Came As A Surprise"

Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic: "Steve Kroft's Softball Obama Interviews Diminish '60 Minutes'"

Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast: "The Real '60 Minutes' Revelation"

CBS Does It to CNET Again

Tim Carmody, The Verge: "CNET forbidden from reviewing Aereo following CBS-Dish controversy"

Chad Sinclair, Daily Download: "CBS Continues to Block CNET From Committing Journalism"

Katy Bachman, AdWeek: "CBS' Hopper Award Knock Could Set Back Media Ownership Rules"

Tech or Biology to the Rescue?

Jeff John Roberts, Paid Content: "New York Times contest brings tech startups into its headquarters"

Mathew Ingram, Paid Content: "Can you automate political fact-checking in real time?  Truth Teller is going to try"

Tanzina Vega, The New York Times: "Make Babies, Urges Saucy Public Radio Campaign"

Andrew Beaujon, Poynter.org: "Public radio's looooong-term strategy: Have more babies, listeners"

WBEZ on Facebook: "We want listeners tomorrow.  Go make babies today."

Hyping and Slamming Super Bowl Ads

Mae Anderson, AP: "Super Bowl Advertisers Release Teasers"

Hulu AdZone

USA Today's Super Bowl Ad Meter

Huffington Post: "Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad Accused of Being Racist"

Really?

Julie Moos, Poynter.org: "More than 150 newsrooms want to be in NBC reality show"