Thursday, March 11, 2010

This Week's Look:

*** Kacey Larson scrutinizes the focus of a medical story in Burying Alzheimer's, In Life and In Media.

In When the Watchdog Sleeps, Mallory Cole asks why a negligent girlfriend was not scrutinized more by a Cedar Rapids Gazette story.

Heather Lamb wants to see clearer reporting in an Iowa City crime story when Revealing Too Little Leads to Too Many Questions.

In Finding a balance between the citizen and the journalist, Alecia Brooks asks what distinctions are made by editors when using citizen journalists.

In Who Made Who?, Cole Cheney examines levels of disclosure when news organizations face possibly conflicts of interests in reporting.

Lars Headington lauds the approach of a New York Times reporter whose put his Focus on money, not rhetoric behind policy.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

At a glance:

*** Kacey Larsen analyses the approach of a New York Times Supreme Court article in Sleepover at the Supreme Court.

Heather Lamb looks into a television-news outlet's series on unsolved murders in Cold Cases Brought To Life By KCRG.

In Local Paper Copies, Doesn't Cover Conviction, Mallory Cole critiques the Iowa City Press-Citizen's non-coverage of a high-profile murder trial.

Alecia Brooks examines how the Bangor Daily News brings federal government policy close to its readers in An Additional $900 Million Proposed For Failing Schools.

In Many Shades of Green, Cole Cheney compares a mainstream media outlet with an advoccy group in theit coverage of Coca-Cola's new eco-friendly bottles.

In Media Complicit In Political Games, Lars Headington highlights the apolitical conversion of a blogger.