Views of the News: Franken's fight against Comcast, Time-Warner
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is the leading voice in Congress, urging colleagues to say no to the proposed merger between Comcast and Time-Warner.
If allowed, the merger will combine the nation's number one and number two cable and internet providers -- something that Franken says is bad for consumers and bad for America.
Ashley Parker, New York Times: “Franken’s campaign against Comcast is no joke”
Brian Stelter, CNN: “Sen. Franken: “I don’t like this revolving door between regulators and Comcast” on CNN’s Reliable Sources”
John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable: "Franken: Comcast/TWC is just too big"
Tony Romm, POLITICO: "Al Franken attacks Comcast merger"
Elise Veibeck, The Hill: "Franken calls merger between Comcast-Time Warner a 'disaster'"
Too close to law enforcement?
After two of KEYT-TV's news photographers found themselves in the middle of a riot at the annual Deltopia Spring Break party, the station aired portions of the video they shot -- and published the rest on its website.
At the end of the story, the reporter told viewers the station would "be sharing all that video with the sheriff's department and district attorney's office."
Victoria Sanchez, KEYT: “News videographers react to Deltopia riot coverage”
Bill Chappell, NPR: “’Deltopia’ Spring Break party morphs into riot in Santa Barbara”
Boston Marathon bombing anniversary
One year after the Boston Marathon Bombing, the commemorative coverage is centering around themes of triumph. Still, not everyone is pleased with the tone.
John Ellement & Martin Finucane, Boston Globe: "At tribune, marathon victims, survivors honored"
Denver Nicks, Time: "Boston marks anniversary of marathon bombings"
Dylan Byers POLITICO: “Boston Marathon bombing survivor slams Meet the Press”
I'm so sorry @AdrianneHaslet was upset tdy + had a bad experience w MTP. As I told her, her comfort level is far more imp than any show
— David Gregory (@davidgregory) April 11, 2014
2014 Pulitzer Prizes
Click here for a full list of this year's honorees.
Ravi Somaiya, New York Times: “Pulitzer Prizes awarded for coverage of NSA documents and Boston bombing”
Ellen Wulfhorst, Reuters: “Reuters, Guardian US, Washington Post, Boston Globe win Pulitzer Prizes”
Dylan Byers, POLITICO: “Edward Snowden looms over Pulitzer Prizes”
Pulling the plug on comments
Editors at the Chicago Sun-Times have removed all public commenting on the newspaper's website until, they say, it can fix the "morass of negativity, racism and hate speech."
Craig Newman, Chicago Sun-Times: “Sick of Internet comments? Us, too – here’s what we’re going to do about it”
Robert Feder, “Sun-Times turnoff: Keep your comments to yourself”
Sam Kirkland, Poynter: “Sun-Times kills comments until it can fix ‘morass of negativity, racism, and hate speech”
Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman
CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of "The Late Show" after Letterman retires in 2015.
Al Tompkins, Poynter: “How the new Colbert show might affect local news”
Katherine Fung, Huffington Post: “Rush Limbaugh freaks out about Stephen Colbert getting ‘Late Show’"
Bill Carter, New York Times: “Colbert will host ‘Late Show,’ playing himself for a change”
Washington’s power couple – in print
ABC reporter Claire Shipman and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney are one of D.C.'s power couples. They're featured in this month's issue of Washingtonian Mom, including a photo spread that has people talking.
Alicia Shepard, Washingtonian Mom: “Balancing Act”
Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller: “Claire Shipman’s flexibility”
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist: “Is President Obama appalled by Claire Shipman, too?”