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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
Wed June 13, 2012
Views of the News: Watergate; Leaks Probe; NOLA Layoffs; Ethics Potpourri; Awards & Sorkin
40th Anniversay of Watergate
Robert Samuels, The Washington Post: "At Post Watergate forum, scandal's players tell their stories"
Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Watergate Remembered Four Decades Later at Washington Post Party"
Dylan Byers, Politico: "Woodward, Bernstein downplay Deep Throat"
Leonard Downie, Jr., The Washington Post: "Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk"
White House and NYT Leaks Probe
Leigh Ann Caldwell, CBS News: "Bernstein warns against 'witch hunt' on leaks inquiry"
Morgan Little, Los Angeles Times: "New York Times journalist defends national security leaks"
Pete Yost, Associated Press: "White House Leaks: Eric Holder Appoints 2 Prosecutors to Lead Investigation"
Times-Picayune Layoffs Revealed
Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post: "New Orleans Times-Picayune Laoffs: Paper Cuts a Third of Its Staff"
Campbell Robertson, The New York Times: "Big Staff Reductions Imposed at Papers in New Orleans and Alabama"
Rem Rieder, American Journalism Review: "Newhouse Flunks the Test in New Orleans"
Jason Saul, WWNO-FM: "City news organizations respond to Times-Picayune layoffs"
News Ethics Potpourri
Shimon Prokupecz, Jonathan Dienst and Joe Valiquette, NBC4 New York: "Yacht Explosion Hoax Call Came from Southern NY or NJ: Officials"
Christina Ng and Carlos Boettcher, ABC News Nightline: "New Wave of High-Profile Hoaxes"
Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal: "Reporter Resigns After Code-of-Conduct Violation"
Bill Carter and Amy Chozick, The New York Times: "Syria's Assads Turned to West for Glossy P.R."
News Viewing: Sleeze and Satire
David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun: "Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' nails the failure of journalism today"
Radio-Television Digital News Association: "2012 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners"