Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
8:14 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Views of the News: Aussies to Blame?; BuzzFeed Ethics; What Fiscal Cliff?; Skinny on Beef

Australians to Blame?

Erik Ortiz, New York Daily News: "Jacintha Saldanha, victim of Australian radio prank call about Kate Middleton, left suicide note for family"

Thom Patterson, CNN: "Aussie DJ scandal: Does radio share the blame?"

Stephen Marche, Esquire: "We're All to Blame for Jacintha Saldanha"

Holly Byrnes, Patrick Lion and Jessica Leo, The Australian: "Royal hoax inquiry expected today"

Maria Sciullo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "On the Media: Law here a barrier to Aussie DJ prank"

Toronto Globe and Mail editorial: "The perils of prank calls, and how one in particular went way too far"

Sandra Parsons, The Daily Mail: "Does Kate's hospital care more about PR than its own nurses?"

Christopher Moraff, The Philly Post: "Blame the Audience for Nurse's Death After Kate Middleton Hospital Prank"

Michael Russnow, The Huffington Post: "British Nurse's Apparent Suicide is Tragic, But Media and Public Response Has Been Over the Top"

BuzzFeed's Ethics

Jack Stuef, BuzzFeed.com: "The Secrets of the Internet's Most Beloved Viral Marketer"

Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal: "I wrote a response to Jack Steuf's BuzzFeed article about me"

Jeff John Roberts, GigaOm: "BuzzFeed apologizes (sort of) for smear of The Oatmeal cartoonist"

Slade Sohmer, Hypervocal.com: "Why This BuzzFeed v. The Oatmeal Fight Actually Does Matter"

What Fiscal Cliff?

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Why the Fiscal Cliff Is a Snooze"

Brad Plumer, The Washington Post: "The rest of the world thinks the fiscal cliff is ridiculous"

The Skinny On Beef

Mike McGraw, Sarah Cohen et al, The Kansas City Star: "Beef's Raw Edges"

John Landsberg, Bottom Line Communications: "KC Star Announces Layoffs in Time for Holidays"

Loyalty to a Fault

JimRomenesko.com: "Auditors: State Employee Posted Nearly 5,000 Comments on Sacramento Bee Site"

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