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Most of you wake up a couple of times during the night.
“For news media, the emergence of Bill Clinton as a key public player in the presidential campaign of his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, raises unusual coverage issues,” writes Edward Wasserman is Knight professor of journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University, in the Miami Herald.
blog.pmarca is “Inaugurating the New York Times Deathwatch”
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TVNewser reports, “With the broadcast networks taking various amounts of prime time hours for coverage and the cable networks going from dawn to early Wednesday morning with live coverage, the TV time for Super Tuesday results will be huge.”
ICFJ asks, “Is ‘fake’ news more honest than ‘real’ news?”
“C-SPAN will air LIVE coverage of Super Tuesday, with results throughout the evening, in-studio guests, live coverage of the candidates speeches in their entirety, and viewer phone calls.” Also, “C-SPAN 2 will simulcast live election coverage from CBS News Radio, accompanied by graphics listing results from all 24 states with Super Tuesday contests as they happen.”
A CNN release announced the network’s Super Tuesday coverage. “CNN’s Best Political Team on Television goes around the clock with 40 hours of non-stop political programming and employs the most innovative presentation of election results in history for its coverage of Super Tuesday. Based at the CNN Election Center in New York and with top political correspondents and analysts positioned in key battleground states across the nation, lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer, joined by Lou Dobbs, Anderson Cooper, Soledad O’Brien and Campbell Brown, will guide the network’s special coverage, along with CNN’s team of political analysts and reporters. In addition, the CNN Election Center undergoes its biggest test of the election season to date as voters in 24 states head to the polls.”
A release announced, “PBS and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer will provide complete coverage of the results with a three hour live special broadcast anchored by Jim Lehrer starting at 9pm ET.”
A Bloomberg release announced, “Bloomberg News will deliver nonstop multimedia coverage of Super Tuesday late into night via Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio andBloomberg.com and on the Bloomberg Professional service. As voters cast their ballots in the Democratic and Republican primaries and caucuses, Bloomberg will provide comprehensive Super Tuesday coverage from New York, Washington and Bloomberg’s network of bureaus across the nation and around the world. Bloomberg viewers and listeners will be kept up to date on Wall Street’s reaction with reports and interviews.”
TVNewser reports, “And while the news networks of News Corp. get their mugs on Fox, John King shows his own mug, during CNN’s Ballot Bowl coverage. The Dorchester, MA native is a partisan when it comes to the Super Bowl.”
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Variety reports, “Newsweek and the Washington Post are betting that Super Tuesday warrants extra Web attention. On the night when some 50% of presidential primaries and caucuses occur, Newsweek and the Post will be putting their big editorial guns in front of webcams for six continuous hours of live coverage, which the BBC will simulcast to its stations around the world.”
A release announced, “AccuWeather, Inc. today announced the launch of its ‘get out the vote’ campaign titled Forecast Your Future: Vote! The campaign includes PSAs to be shown on the Local AccuWeather Channel digital-tier cable network and on the leading weather web site, AccuWeather.com. The PSAs feature well-known on-air talent encouraging viewers to influence their own political ‘forecasts’ by exercising their rights as U.S. citizens to vote in the ongoing primaries and upcoming presidential elections.”
Fortune reports, “Two years ago, AOL was the belle of the Internet ball as its owner, Time Warner, entertained teams of suitors hoping to cozy up to the once-dominant Web portal. Microsoft offered to buy half of AOL, but the board of Time Warner demurred. Yahoo offered to acquire the company with stock, which was also a non-starter. In the end Time Warner settled on a deal under which search giant Google invested $1 billion in AOL in exchange for running its search business.”
CNet News reports, “AOL announced on Monday that it has purchased Goowy Media, a company that has created technology for widget creation and analytics reporting. AOL has been partnering with Goowy since early in 2007; financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.”
Valley Wag reports, “Yahoo deal spells a sale for MSNBC.com.” And, “Insiders say no way on MSNBC.com sale.”
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DCRTV reports, “Don Herbert, a longtime Los Angeles news radio anchor who once worked at WTOP, died on 2/2 of complications from colon surgery. He was 72. Herbert, whose real name was Herbert Rosenbaum, worked at WTOP before moving to LA to become one of KFWB’s original anchors upon its debut as an all-newser in 1968.”
Inside The Beltway reports, “Talk about a political track record: How about this observation from Chris Berry, president and general manager for Washington’s WMAL-630 AM: ‘We have broadcast presidential election results since Herbert Hoover beat Al Smith in the presidential election of 1928.’ Meanwhile, the news/talk radio station will produce the first live remote radio broadcast from the still-yet-to-open Newseum for Super Tuesday as presidential primary and caucus returns from 24 states are tabulated. The 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. hosts are Chris Core and Chris Plante.”
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The Chronicle of Higher Education is looking for an Editorial Intern.
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