Views of the News: What happened to Malaysia Airlines flight 370?

Mar 19, 2014

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What happened to Malaysia Airlines flight 370?  All we know for sure is that it left Kuala Lampur on Friday, March 8 and never made it to its destination, the Beijing Capital International airport.  It's a mystery leaving millions around the globe scratching their heads.  The American media is reporting every small detail -- many of them theories and rumors. 

Jordan Chariton, TV Newser: “Is coverage of missing Malaysia Arlines flight anti-journalism?

Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker: “Total absence of information about Malaysia flight now hindering twenty-four-hour coverage, cable networks say

Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post: “CNN on the defensive about Malaysia flight coverage

Craig Silverman, Poynter: “Why the press can’t help but speculate about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Evan McMurry, Mediaite: “CNN’s Reliable Sources brings on a psychiatrist to explain Malaysia Plane coverage overload

Dorsey Shaw, BuzzFeed: "Former CNN anchor is worried about CNN's use of 'breaking news'"

KOMO-TV's helicopter crashes, kills 2

Employees at KOMO-TV in Seattle say they heard a horrific crash Tuesday morning.  Several ran to a balcony off the newsroom and saw the station's helicopter crashed upon takeoff.  The pilot and a station photographer died in the crash.  While were in shock, the KOMO team still had a job to do -- to report this breaking news story.

Staff, KOMO: “2 killed as KOMO News helicopter crashes beside Space Needle

Brian M. Rosenthal, Steve Miletich & Jack Broom, Seattle Times: “2 die in helicopter crash at KOMO-TV

Staff, KUOW: “Fatal news helicopter crash at Seattle Center

FiveThirtyEight launches

Nate Silver's long-awaited relaunch of FiveThirtyEight left some drooling over the data Monday, while others weren't so impressed.  What does our panel thing? Will Silver strike gold?

Joe Coscarelli, New York: “Nate Silver on the launch of ESPN’s new FiveThirtyEight, burritos and being a fox

Connor Simpson, The Wire: “Nate Silver’s new FiveThirtyEight looks shiny

Dylan Byers, Politico: “FiveThirtyEight is live

Elias Isquith, Salon: “Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight is getting home high-profile bad reviews

Christopher Palmeri & Edmund Lee, Bloomberg: “Statistician Nate Silver’s ESPN site debuts in blog glut

Faith in American newsrooms

Newsrooms have been often been stereotyped as places of liberal bias, places where conservatives and the faithful are silenced.  But are they?

Billy Hallowell, The Blaze: “Here’s what a Christian New York Times reporter has to say about bias in the newsroom

Lauren Ashburn, Fox News: “My cross to bear – why I no longer hide my faith in the newsroom

Don’t call us, we’ll call you

The Boca Raton Tribune has threatened to block the phone numbers and email addresses of public relations agencies that call repeatedly with unsolicited story pitches. 

Jim Romenekso: “’Don’t ever call,’ and other tips for pitching story ideas to reporters"

PressFriendly: “’Don’t ever call me’ and other reporter tips to be press friendly

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