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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
Wed August 29, 2012
Views of the News: Fact-Check Fracas; Convention Experiments; Public Editor's Shot; Armstrong Legacy
Just Whose Facts?
Josh Feldman, Mediaite: "Romney Pollster: We Won't 'Let Our Campaign Be Dictated By Fact-Checkers'"
Greg Sargent, The Washington Post: "Fact checking for thee, but not for me"
The editors, National Review Online: "PolitiFiction"
Robert Rector, The Heritage Foundation: "Ending Work for Welfare: Bogus Measures of Success"
David Zweig, The Atlantic: "Everyone's a Fact-Checker"
Women's Media Center, "Three-Quarters of Newspapers' Presidential Coverage Written by Men"
Convention Experiments: "Groping Cheerfully"
Bill Adair, PolitiFact: "Our free new app: Settle It! PolitiFact;s Argument Ender"
Cory Bergman, LostRemote: "Second screen apps identify who paid for that political TV ad"
Janko Roettgers, GigaOm: "Boxfish's new TV guide iPad app is like crack for news junkies"
Jeremy Peters, The New York Times: "How the Media Adapt When News Is Scarce"
Alex Fitzpatrick, Mashable: "Obama, Comedians Top Tuesday's Republican Convention Tweets"
Public Editor's Parting Shot
Arthur S. Brisbane, The New York Times: "Success and Risk as The Times Transforms"
Dylan Byers, Politico: "NYT's Abramson rebuts Brisbane charge"
Greg Mitchell, The Nation: "Public Editor's Parting Shot at 'NYT': More Blather About 'Liberal Bias'"
Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary: "Stating the Obvious About NY Times Bias"
One Small Step for (a) Man...
Staff, Agence France Presse: "Neil Armstrong Was No Fan of Cost-Cutting NASA"
Traci Watson, USA Today: "Armstrong spent last years fighting for human spaceflight"
David Bauder, AP: "Neil Armstrong's Death Draws Limited Television Coverage"
Paul Harris, The Guardian: "Neil Armstrong's death prompts yearning for America's past glories"
Rainne Mendoza Celespara, Examiner.com: "Neil Armstrong: How the modern generation pays tribute to his legacy"