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On Friday, Donald Trump began a 17-day vacation at his New Jersey golf resort, which became a huge news story, with CNN‘s Anderson Cooper, going as far as to call the president “The Vacationer in Chief.” Immediately, comparisons were made to how many days of vacation Trump’s immediate predecessors, Barack Obama and George W. Bush […]

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I mentioned in an earlier post about news chyrons that they could be an effective method of fact-checking. Since the election of Donald Trump, MSNBC has started actively using the lower-third of the screen to fact check the president. I’m not sure if it is MSNBC’s decidedly liberal slant, or if now that it is […]

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One can’t expect to work in journalism without being exposed to a little venom from the public every now and then. However, many journalists have noticed an uptick in the public’s loathing of journalists in the current political climate. Take Grady Trimble, a reporter at WTSP in Tampa Bay for example.┬áTrimble was minding his business […]

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Is your news organization still holding off on publishing stories online until they have either run in the print edition or been broadcast on-air? This isn’t as much of a problem as it used to be, and is often tied to resources rather than newsroom philosophy, but there are still some publishers and executives who […]

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Jared Yates Sexton had the surreal experience this week of being scooped by a source. Sexton, who has been working on the Trump-Russia story for a year now and shared his complete shock with Twitter upon learning that Donald Trump Jr. had just voluntarily tweeted out the information he had been searching for. His series […]

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Lately, it seems like CNN just can’t keep itself from becoming the news story. Today, social media erupted with accusations that CNN blackmailed the creator of an anti-CNN animated gif. In case you haven’t heard, CNN tracked down the creator of the animated image Donald Trump posted on Twitter last week depicting him clotheslining a […]

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Much has been reported on the video of a CNN producer criticizing the network’s Russia coverage. The video was released by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, and as to accusations that these videos tend to be taken out of context, CNN has confirmed the veracity of the video, so we know these conversations did take place […]

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CNN ran a segment this morning where they interviewed several Trump voters in advance of Jim Comey’s expected testimony next week. They were asked a few questions relating to whether or not they still support the president. The segment itself was short and fairly typical, but the most striking aspect of it was an answer […]

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