Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
9:08 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Views of the News: Business Decisions Edition

Oprah & Lance

Reuters: "Oprah, OWN Get Ad Premium For Lance Armstrong Interview"

Jack Mirkinson, The Huffington Post: "Oprah to CBS: Lance Armstrong Interview 'Biggest I've Ever Done'"

Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell, TheWall Street Journal: "Behind Lance Armstrong's Decision to Talk"

CBS & CNET

Joshua Topolsky, The Verge: "Exclusive: CBS forced CNET staff to recast vote after Hopper won 'Best in Show' at CES"

Lindsey Turrentine, CNET: "The 2013 Best of CES Awards: CNET's story"

Tim Carmody, The Verge: "CBS says it won't interfere with 'actual news,' just reviews"

Art Brodsky, The Huffington Post: "Crisis Communications Advice for CBS: Fix Your CNET Mess.  Now."

The Atlantic & Scientology

Brian Stelter and Christine Haughney, The New York Times: "The Atlantic Apologizes for Scientology Ad"

Taylor Berman, Gawker.com: "The Atlantic Is Now Publishing Bizarre, Blatant Scientology Propoganda as 'Sponsored Content'"

Rob Beschiizza, BoingBoing.net: "Dread Cthulhu Leads His Cult to Milestone Year"

The Onion: "SPONSORED: The Taliban Is A Vibrant And Thriving Political Movement"

Taking Photos from Social Media

Erin Geiger Smith, Reuters: "News outlets improperly used photos posted to Twitter: judge"

Joe Mullin, Ars Technica: "News flash for the media: you can't sell photos grabbed from Twitter"

Environment Desk Goes Dark

Katherine Bagley, Inside Climate News: "New York Times Dismantles Its Environment Desk"

Andrew C. Revkin, Dot Earth Blog, The New York Times: "The Changing Newsroom Environment"

Christopher Zara, International Business Times: "Remember Newspaper Science Sections?  They're Almost All Gone"

Jon Stewart vs. CNN

The Business of Guns and Media

Dylan Byers, Politico: "CNN President Jeff Zucker backs Piers Morgan's gun control campaign"

Andrew Beaujon, Poynter.org: "N.Y.'s tough new gun law also prohibits disclosure of gun owners' names"

David Carr, The New York Times: "Guns, Maps and Data That Disturb"

Gary Miles, News Inscriptions blog: "The Dangers of Private Gun Records"

Media Matters for America: "NBC Sports Is Sponsoring Nation's Largest Gun Trade Show"

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