Anatomy of a (stolen) scoop
The media has a love/hate relationship with bloggers, some of whom inexcusably steal content from journalists. So why are journalists stealing content from bloggers?by Andy Dehnart
previously in media
Martha versus Martha
Playing a traditional role is both liberating and confining for Martha Stewart.
by Aaron Michael Gordon
A matter of punctuation
A single word added by a journalist or editor into a quotation and then spread by the media has created a controversy. The wrong controversy.
by Andy Dehnart
A columnist's objective
Was Bob Greene's objectivity compromised when he used his column as a dating service? That depends on if you think columnists have any objectivity to begin with.
by Sarah Jersild
all recent essays
+ Anatomy of a (stolen) scoop 12.21.06
+ Randal's Choice 12.20.05
+ Judges of characters 08.03.05
+ Uncivilized discourse 12.10.03
+ Ransom notes 08.31.03
+ Martha versus Martha 06.04.03
+ A matter of punctuation 04.23.03
+ I am a propagandist 02.22.03
+ What difference does it make? 11.24.02
+ A columnist's objective 09.28.02
+ TV is a turn-on 04.24.02