Bloggers uniformly condemned erroneous reports that Mattel was changing the rules of Scrabble as a signal of the dumbing-down of our culture. Outrage also ran high over Virginia Gov. McDonnell’s Confederate History Month proclamation.
Mine Disaster Dominates Discussion
The accident and the ultimately unsuccessful search for survivors that followed drew attention across media platforms.
Most media executives do not see a bright future for journalism. Still, newspaper leaders are more optimistic than their partners in broadcast. Finding revenue is a giant problem, but there is strong resistance to taking government or advocacy dollars.
Familiar Text: Health Care & Global Warming
In a medium made up heavily of commentary and debate, some subjects refuse to go away.
Economy Tops Health Coverage
For the first time in over a month, the U.S. health care system did not dominate news as coverage of the U.S. economy, fueled by an encouraging jobs report, topped the week.
Transforming Journalism: The State of the News Media 2010
Never before has so much information been available to so many people. But what role will media play in its dissemination? Can legacy media adapt so that legacy doesn’t come to mean extinct? A panel of experts discuss PEJ’s recently released “State of the News Media” report.
Health Reform Overwhelms All Other Subjects Online
After the vote, the discussion in social media began to focus on the tone of disagreements as much as it did on the reform itself.
Reform Dominates News, Again
The passage and signing of health care reform legislation was the top story in each of the five sectors studied with the media focusing on the substance of the bill’s provisions as well as the politics of its approval.
Live News Event
Watch “Transforming Journalism: The State of the News Media 2010″ live at 1p.m. on Monday, March 29. The event, which is presented by PEJ, George Washington University and the Newseum, features remarks from distinguished panelists and speakers including Jim Brady, Tina Brown, Tom Rosenstiel, Susan Page, Charles Sennott, Vivian Schiller and more.
Reform Rankles Blogosphere
What characterized the debate online was the passion of the opponents, who frequently charged that the legislation subverted the public’s will.