Thursday, February 25, 2010

Caught In Our Sights:

*** In Two Perspectives, One Story, Cole Cheney compares cultural shades in Al-Jazeera and Associated Press coverage of Toyota's apology.

Heather Lamb examines how the Des Moines Register reports When Photos Tell A Story: Psychiatrist Labels Mark Becker A Psychotic.

In A Good Wife: Kills Husband, Still Files His Taxes, Mallory Cole dissects how one TV news station website offered readers confusion rather than clarification.

Alecia Brooks discusses how USA Today chose to cover a pair of divergent American economies, One Bustling and One Struggling; Two Cities On Opposite Ends of the Employment Gap.

Kacey Larsen breaks-down the effectiveness of USA Today's reporting as Sale Events Turn Into Trials for Toyota.

Lars Headington shows how WSJ Beats Times, Post to the Point of a senate vote by bringing the facts - and not politics - up-front.

Friday, February 19, 2010

In Our Gaze:

*** Alecia Brooks offers points of improvement for articles in Reuters and Business First discussing Double-Digit Unemployment Rate for Minorities in NY.

Heather Lamb judges the effectiveness of new media methods for the Mark Becker Trial Covered Live Online.

Mallory Cole compares the presentation of age in crime stories The Gazette and the Iowa City Press-Citizen in A "Baby" Behind Bars: Robbery Turned To Murder.

Cole Cheney examines treatment of Big Soda Lobbying in three different media outlets.

Kacey Larsen scrutinizes the tone and scope of a article on college volunteers Soaking Up the Sun In Haiti.

Lars Headington asks why the New York Times Fronts Dem's Retirement, Fall-Out while the Des Moines Register buries it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

This Week's Purview:

*** Heather Lamb examines The Gazette's coverage of a CR police substation's attempt to reduce crime while Cedar Rapids Business Owners Seek More Help.

MalloryCole compares trial coverage by the IC Press-Citizen and The Gazette of an IC Counselor's Case In Court.

Alecia Brooks takes a look at Leaving Facebook To Begin A Social Life.

Cole Cheney examines the Haitian Situation of big-dollar donations.

Kacey Larsen ponders a college's offering of Degrees In Medical Marijuana.

Lars Headington shows you just one way that Fox Puts Spin First.