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Posts Tagged ‘Greg Mitchell’

Everyone Loves Margaret Sullivan

We think Margaret Sullivan, the New York Times’ public editor, is great. In The Nation’s new profile of her, that sentiment gets echoed. Over and over again. In fact, Sullivan might be the most beloved person in media right now. Think we’re crazy? Maybe we are. Or maybe we’re so sane we just blew your mind. See below for some Sullivan love from The Nation’s piece.

Greg Mitchell, author of the profile:

Sullivan, on the other hand [compared to previous public editors], is able to cover so much, so often, because unlike her predecessors, she has used her blog at the paper’s main website regularly—making good on one of her first promises to readers after taking the job.

Jay Rosen:

What strikes me is that she’s determined to participate in the online conversation about the Times and its brand of journalism. The previous public editors did not see this as important. One result: she is on top of things a lot more quickly.

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The AP’s FOIA Request for Osama bin Laden’s Death Photo

Last Monday, the AP filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the photographic and video evidence taken during the raid on Osama bin Laden‘s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The Atlantic Wire interviews Michael Oreskes, senior managing editor at The Associated Press, about the impetus behind the request.

Oreskes said:

“It’s about us saying we would like to make our own news judgements about news worthy material.”

“We’re not deciding in advance to publish this material,” he pledged.  “We would like our journalists, who are working very hard, to see this material and then we’ll decide what’s publishable and what’s not publishable based on the possibly that it’s inflammatory.”

Ah. So it shouldn’t be up to the White House to decide whether or not the public should see this material — it should be up to the AP?

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A Look Back at ‘Mission Accomplished’

On Sunday, it will be eight years since George Bush stood on an aircraft carrier and proudly declared “Mission Accomplished.” Bush – to put it in the nicest way possible – was being an idiot, because the Iraq war continues to rage on, 4,000 U.S. casualties (not to mention thousands of Iraqi deaths) later.

But Bush wasn’t the only one to join in the stupidity. The media was quick to jump on the bandwagon too. On the Huffington Post today, Greg Mitchell, a contributor to The Nation, explains how virtually every major media outlet jumped at the chance to announce that the Iraq war was over, and that the United States prevailed.

There was Chris Matthews, who got weird with this quote:

Women like a guy who’s president. Check it out. The women like this war. I think we like having a hero as our president. It’s simple.

Then Brian Williams told us all how “beautiful” the event was and USA Today ran a column titled “Relax, Celebrate Victory.” But perhaps no reaction was as ridiculous as the Op-Ed by Maureen Dowd, who took Top Gun references to an all time high:

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Nikki Finke Leaks Oscar Script

Yes, blogger Greg Mitchell has already dubbed it Nikkileaks.

Nikki Finke has got her hands on the play by play of the Academy Awards this Sunday. She writes:

I’ve obtained the annotated schedule for Sunday night’s 83rd Academy Awards show and what’s confirmed at this point looks to be yet another snorefest from the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences airing on ABC and in 200 countries around the globe. Here will be the highlights or lowlights depending on your point of view when it comes to the overly long and usually boring Oscars telecast

Read the entire scoop here.

Update – 02/26/11: As a result of Finke’s actions, the Academy has revoked the Oscar show press credentials of the site’s New York based reporter Michael Fleming.

The Owner of JulianAssangeMustDie.com

LAT blogger Andrew Malcolm does a weekly podcast with fellow blogger Melissa Clouthier at Liberty Pundits.

Melissa Clouthier is the registrant of the domain name JulianAssangeMustDie.com. The proof is here. The screen grab is after the jump.

Yes, a call for a journalist-to-die-dot-com. Cute.

We emailed both Malcolm and Clouthier for comment and have yet to hear back.

Hat tip Greg Mitchell

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Former E&P Editor Answers the Question, ‘So What Are You Doing These Days?’

Recently sacked Editor & Publisher editor Greg Mitchell is doing a web series titled “An Incompleat History of Rock ‘n Roll: Episode One — The Fat Man.”

Neato.

Previously on FBLA:

  • E&P is Back, Kind Of, Top Editors Out
  • E&P Editor Greg Mitchell: Stay Tuned
  • E&P: Just One More Issue…Maybe Others Too…Depends
  • Editor & Publisher Shutters, Hollywood Reporter and Billboard Sold
  • LAT: Mediabistro Helped Kill E&P

  • Which NBC Execs Will Get The Ax?|Radio Comeback|Jobs And Times|New E&P Should Update Its Promotional Material

    New York Post: As Comcast CEO Brian Roberts prepares to take over NBC Universal, he’s been meeting with ex-NBC exec Randy Falco to learn which execs he should keep and who he should dump. Is Jeff Zucker‘s job safe?

    Advertising Age: Is radio making a comeback?

    Daily Intel: Steve Jobs holds secret iPad meeting with New York Times execs.

    E&P In Exile: Looks like the resurrected Editor & Publisher is still using ex-editor Greg Mitchell‘s name to sell renewals.

    Historian Howard Zinn Dead at 87

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    The LAT obit is here. The NYT obit is here.

    And AJ was the character on the Sopranos reading his book (h/t Greg Mitchell)

    Former E&P Editor On His Dimissal|Conan Fights For Staff|Entrepreneur To Launch New Site|Halderman Case Continues|No Summer Breaks For Broadcast Nets

    Huffington Post: Ousted Editor & Publisher editor Greg Mitchell recounts his lay off. Since he was tossed out with senior editor Joe Strupp, “That meant that the magazine would lose the two staffers who had been responsible for roughly 80 percent of the magazine’s news-making and traffic-driving ‘scoops’ over the past 11 years — at a time when Web impact needs to be expanded,” Mitchell writes. “I wish my salary was so high that cost-cutting alone would explain it.”

    New York Times: Negotiations over Conan O’Brien‘s buyout with NBC are being held up as the late night host tries to negotiate better severance deals for his soon-to-be-unemployed staff.

    Folio: Entrepreneur magazine is planning to take on AARP magazine with the launch of a new Web site, SecondAct.com, this spring.

    TVNewser: A judge has refused to dismiss the case against David Letterman‘s alleged extortionist, Joe Halderman.

    Broadcasting & Cable: Broadcast TV channels are not planning to take a break over the summer by running reruns.

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