Views of the News: MO's Obama clown; NPR slammed; Journalism degrees; NBC's Hillary 'Nightmare'

Aug 13, 2013

Obama rodeo clown: getting the details right

Laura Clawson, Daily Kos: "Missouri state fair sends out rodeo clown in Obama mask, saying 'We're going to stomp Obama now'"

Al Jazeera: "Missouri fair bans clown wearing Obama mask"

David A. Lieb, Associated Press: "Head of Mo. rodeo group resigns, cites Obama clown"

Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "FOUL: Is Missouri really better than the rodeo clown? Evidence says no"

Mary Sanchez, opinion column, Kansas City Star: "Rodeo clown's act brings out the worst in the Web"

Bob Priddy, Missourinet: "The clown"

Ombudsman slams NPR investigation

Edward Schumacher-Matos, NPR Ombudsman: "S. Dakota Indian Foster Care 1: Investigative Storytelling Gone Awry"

Abraham Moussako, Columbia Journalism Review: "NPR dismisses an ombudsman report"

Andrew Beaujon, Poynter.org: "Do errors in NPR piece merit an 80-page report?"

Back to school: the value of journalism degrees

Susan Currie Sivek, PBS Mediashift: "Do Journalists Need a Journalism Degree? Educators, Practictioners Disagree"

NBC's Hillary 'Nightmare'

Aaron Blake, The Washington Post: "Chuck Todd: Hillary miniseries 'a total nightmare for NBC News'

Is the New York Times Next?

Christine Haughney, The New York Times: "The Times Isn't for Sale, Its Publisher Declares"

Michael Wolff, The Guardian: "Should the Sulzbergers sell the New York Times?"

A Surprise Announcement

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