Views of the News: The SuperStorm; October Surprise; Don't Forget Locals; China Blocks Times

Oct 31, 2012

Don't Call It Frankenstorm

Jack Mirkinson, The Huffington Post: "Ali Velshi Gets Pummeled by Hurricane Sandy"

Lewis Lazare, Chicago Business Journal: "Hurricane Sandy boosts Chicago TV news ratings"

Alan Noble, Patheos: "Hurricane Sandy Reminds Me that I Enjoy a Good Natural Disaster, Because I'm a Terrible Human Being"

Credit The Newseum

Newseum: "Today's Top Ten Front Pages: Running Toward Danger"

John E. McIntyre, The Baltimore Sun: "Fanciful storm appellations"

Laura Miller, Slate: "Pictures of our dread"

Jeff John Roberts, GigaOm: "Tweeting fake news in a crisis -- illegal or just immoral?"

Jack Stuef, BuzzFeed: "The Man Behind @ComfortablySmug, Hurricane Sandy's Worst Twitter Villain"

Mark Fischetti, Scientific American: "Did Climate Change Cause Hurricane Sandy?"

David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy: "Meet Sandy, the Game Changer"

Sandy's the October Surprise (and This Week's Political Potpourri)

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "President Obama Seizes the Moment as Hurricane Sandy's Savior"

Linda Feldmann, Christian Science Monitor: "Hurricane Sandy suspends presidential campaign? Hardly."

Dylan Byers, Politico: "Nate Silver: One-term celebrity?"

Edward Morrissey, The Week: "Why newspaper endorsements don't matter"

Credit Columbia Missourian

Local Elections: Do's and Don't's 

Andrew Beaujon, Poynter.org: "Seattle Times staffers protest free political ads in letter to publisher"

Andrew Denny, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Candidate Fred Berry denies writing online posts"

Project Open Vault: Columbia Missourian, KBIA & KOMU

Bing's Elections 2012 site

Missourinet's Politics & Government page

China Blocks New York Times

David Barboza, The New York Times: "Billions in Hidden Riches for Family of Chinese Leader"

John Sudworth, BBC: "China Condemns NY Times Wen Jiabao wealth story 'smear'"

The Lede blog, The New York Times: "David Barboza Answers Reader Questions About Reporting in China"