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UPDATE: Just wanted to add this new story from the Associated Press, with this lead: An undercover video that showed California cows struggling to stand as they were prodded to slaughter by forklifts led to the largest meat recall in U.S. history....
Conservative media are in a huff this week over the group hug that President Obama reportedly held with hosts and pundits from MSNBC, the left-leaning news network. And they should be. The grim bit here isn’t that Obama invited a group of...
The political class in Washington DC is still grappling with the revelation that Fox News, owned by media magnate Rupert Murdoch, attempted to secretly recruit and bankroll its own presidential candidate this year. Meanwhile, the media world is...
If you’ve been following my blog posts to and from the public radio conference in New Orleans, you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t talked much about what we talked about there. You’ve heard about my train ride, about food...
I’m spending a day this week in a journalism conference in Grafton, Vermont, and it will come as no surprise to many In Boxers that it’s a complicated and often grim conversation. On the one hand, journalists continue to champion really...
News stories tagged with "journalism"
Apr 21, 2009 — One of the North Country's daily newspapers was honored yesterday with a Pulitzer Prize, the most coveted award in journalism. Editorial page editor Mark Mahoney, with the Glens Falls Post-Star, was recognized for his work trying to bring more openness to local governments in the region. Brian Mann caught up with Mahoney yesterday afternoon and has our story. Go to full article
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Canton, NY, Mar 26, 2009 — It's hard for anyone to find a job in today's economy. Recent college graduates with little real-world experience are finding it especially tough. And then there's people like Sarah Minor. Sarah graduated from Syracuse University last summer with a degree in photojournalism. She wants to get a job at a newspaper at a time when that industry is in freefall. Sarah's living with her parents outside Canton while she searches. She produced this audio diary for our series, The Year of Hard Choices. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Dec 26, 2008 — One of the most visible faces in the North Country is retiring this month. Veteran newsman Jack LaDuke, a reporter for WCAX-TV in Plattsburgh, will end a career that put him on the front lines of North Country history for six decades. LaDuke, who grew up in the North Country, is seventy-four years old. He sat down with Brian Mann to talk about a life in newspapers and television. Go to full article
Jul 02, 2008 — For hardcore baseball fans, life has never been better. Gone are the days of waiting for the morning paper for yesterday's box score. You can follow games in real time online. And baseball bloggers cover the minute details of every team. More than two dozen bloggers follow the New York Yankees, but one has separated himself from the pack. A beat writer for a Westchester County newspaper has such loyal readers on his blog that they got together in real life to watch a baseball game...a minor league game at that. David Sommerstein, a Yankees fan and blog reader himself, met up with the group. Go to full article
May 26, 2008 — One of the country's top journalism think tanks, The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, gathered journalists from across the country together last week to talk about news media coverage of the impact of the War in Iraq - on the homefront. It's important for journalists to "get it right" - to report fairly and accurately in our hometowns. The war remains one of the dominant events of our times, but over time, the "story" has changed. That's part of the challenge that was at the focus of the seminar. Brian Mann was one of the participating journalists. He spoke with Martha Foley as he waited for his flight home. Go to full article
May 16, 2008 — Prisons are a significant part of the economy and of the cultural fabric of the North Country. Some families have been working as corrections officers for three generations. Some communities are known as prison towns. And in other parts of New York, our region is sometimes called "Little Siberia" because of its network of state and federal prisons. New York Times reporter Adam Liptak says those prisons are worth a second look. In a new series of articles called "The American Exception," he raises challenging questions about our society's prison policies. Liptak spoke about his reporting in-depth with Brian Mann. Go to full article
Feb 21, 2008 — The Plattsburgh Press-Republican reported Thursday morning that a Lake Placid woman is suing ABC News, the Walt Disney Corporation, and news anchor Diane Sawyer. In her suit, Kyle Nelson claims that the network should have alerted authorities to abuse that they captured on film in her Vermontville home five years ago. The physical abuse was recorded while ABC was working on a documentary for the program "Primetime." The show's producers never contacted the police or social welfare agencies. Brian Mann's story first aired in 2006. The Plattsburgh Press- Republican is reporting that Kyle Nelson, now age 20, has declined to discuss her lawsuit against ABC with the media. Go to full article
Nov 27, 2007 — Tonight in Plattsburgh, Congressman John McHugh will meet with constituents to talk about the war in Iraq. The session was scheduled at the request of the editorial board of the Plattsburgh Press-Republican. Brian Mann checked in with editor Bob Grady, who says the paper pressed for a forum on the war at the request of readers. Tonight's mobile office session with Congressman John McHugh will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The location is the PARC facility at 130 Arizona Ave. Brian Mann will have a report on the meeting tomorrow during the 8 O'Clock Hour. Go to full article
May 01, 2007 — These are tough times for America's newspapers, which face growing competition from the internet and other electronic media. A new report issued yesterday found that circulation has declined yet again, down by more than three percent at some big-city papers. But in this age of blogs and 24/7 news, one part of the newspaper business seems to be thriving. Small newspapers that offer "hyper-local" content -- everything from baby pictures to neighborhood politics -- are managing to hold their audience. In some towns here in the North Country and around the country, mom-and-pop papers are actually expanding circulation. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Apr 23, 2007 — Over the weekend, journalists from all over the U.S. gathered in Kentucky to talk about the future of small-town America. The Rural Journalism Summit was an effort to identify and raise awareness of the big issues facing small communities. Todd Moe spoke with NCPR Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann, who spoke at the summit. Go to full article