Views of the News: The Cain Train, Penn State Scandal, Taking On the 'News Gurus'

Nov 9, 2011

"The Cain Train"

James V. Grimaldi, The Washington Post: "Cain accusers Bialek, Kraushaar planning joint news conference"

Julie Moos, "The Daily names original Herman Cain accuser, other news orgs follow"

Maggie Haberman, Politico: "Cain aide wrongly insists they've 'confirmed' accuser's son works for POLITICO"

Breet J. Blackledge and Suzanne Gamboa, Associated Press: "Cain accuser filed complaint against supervisors in her next job 3 years later"

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Cain Denies New Harassment Charge"

Allesandra Stanley, The New York Times: "A Defiant Cain, Newly Serious, Goes for Broke"

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: "39% Think Cain Allegations True, 24% False: Cain Coverage, on Balance, Seen as Fair"

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News: "Most Amerians agree with Herman Cain: The media is 'downright dishonest'"

Erika Fry, Columbia Journalism Review: "Let's Slow Down the Cain Train"

Penn State in Media Cross Hairs


Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press: "Paterno to retire after season amid scandal"

Harrisburg Patriot-News Editorial Board: "Penn State's Graham Spanier, Joe Paterno need to leave as result of Jerry Sandusky case"

Howard Bryant, ESPN: "Penn State's failure of power"

Mike Pettigano, Black Shoe Diaries: "Jerry Who?  News Media Irresponsibly Driving the Paterno Narrative"

Michael McCarthy, USA Today: "Is Big Ten Network avoiding Penn State sex scandal?"

Taking On the "News Gurus"

Dean Starkman, Columbia Journalism Review: "Confidence Game: The limited vision of the news gurus"

New Election Coverage Ideas?

Steven Myers, "HuffPost partnering with for 'Reclaim 2012' election coverage"

Nate Silver, The New York Times: "Is Obama Toast? Handicapping the 2012 Election" (see interactive graphic)

Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Political Ad Spending Spurs Local TV Mergers"