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Former Longtime WNBC Anchor Carol Jenkins Says TV News Industry Going ‘Right Direction’ for Women, Blacks

Carol Jenkins was a top-notch broadcast journalist for several decades in New York. She is most remembered for her nearly quarter-century at WNBC as an anchor and reporter.

Since leaving the business a decade ago, Jenkins wrote a book and started formulating a second one.

“I thought I was going to have this grand producing career,” Jenkins admits. “My timing wasn’t [good]. I started trying to do documentaries just as reality television [took off].”

But her pet project was being a founding president of the Women’s Media Center.

Always an advocate for more women in newsrooms, Jenkins had the perfect forum for her cause.

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As Expected, Scott Pelley Named CBS Evening News Anchor; WCBS-AM to Keep Simulcast Going

In an announcement as anticipated as much as Katie Couric stepping down last month, Scott Pelley has been named to succeed Couric as anchor of the CBS Evening News.

Unlike Couric, the longtime NBC News anchor and correspondent, Pelley is homegrown, having been with CBS News since 1989.

There has been some speculation, or at least wonder, whether radio stations would continue the simulcast of Evening News starting with Pelley’s debut June 6.

However, Tim Scheld, WCBS-AM news director, tells FishbowlNY that there will be no change to their programming schedule.  

Pelley, the former network Chief White House Correspondent, joined 60 Minutes in 2003.

LA Weekly Corrects Its Lara Logan Correction

On March 14th, LA Weekly‘s Simone Wilson corrected a previous February 15th report on the attack in Egypt of 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan. This afternoon, she takes that correction back.

Her original correction followed a trio of anonymously sourced reports claiming Logan had not been raped and “only poked by flagpoles.” Unable to get confirmation from CBS and facing vocal criticism from other media outlets, Wilson eventually wrote: “We conclude that we erroneously interpreted CBS’ report of what happened to Logan on February 11, 2011.” However, based on the following generally accepted international definition of rape, it appears Wilson was right:

The widest definition of rape in international law was provided by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, which stated that rape consists of a physical invasion of a sexual nature, committed on a person under coercive circumstances. Sexual violence, including rape, is not limited to physical invasion of the human body and may include acts that do not involve penetration or even physical contact.

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