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NPR journalist fired for bigoted comments

NPR has fired news analyst Juan Williams for controversial remarks he made about Muslims while a guest on Fox News Channel, reported the BBC.

Williams, who also has worked as a reporter and columnist for the Washington Post and written books about the U.S. civil rights movement, said on The O'Reilly Factor television show that he gets nervous when he sees Muslims on a plane. Read more »


Washington Post memo says reporters can't respond to critics via Twitter

Last week, Washington Post reporters were reprimanded for using the newspaper's official Twitter account to reply to critics, according to TBD.

On Oct. 15, the Post's Raju Narisetti sent a memo to the newsroom scolding journalists for the way they had used the official Twitter account: Read more »


N.Y. mayor who seized newspapers hit with $8 million verdict

Philip Amicone, the mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., was slapped with an $8 million fine for wrongfully confiscating newspapers that were critical of him, according to the Associated Press (AP).

The federal jury last week also found that The Westchester Guardian, a free weekly newspaper, did not defame Amicone when it reported that the mayor had been to a strip club the night of the 2007 mayoral election, the AP explained. Read more »


The challenges of covering the steroid crisis in sports

Veteran television sports announcer Brent Musberger was “definitely ill-informed” when he said recently that steroids work for athletes and that young journalists are to blame for giving the word a negative tone, a sports psychologist told a small crowd at the University of Texas at Austin during a panel on journalism and steroids organized by the The Texas Program in Sports and Media (TPSM) on Monday, Oct.18. Read more »



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