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Aaron Sorkin, George Clooney, Al Jazeera America and the Future of News

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media
Brent Budowsky

To continue the discussion about the future of news from my recent column "Citizen Bezos": Al Jazeera America is now on air with promises to offer in-...

Scott Pelley Is No Fred Friendly

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 07.13.2013 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Fred Friendly was a friend of mine. He was also my teacher at Columbia University, and later my professional mentor. He launched my career in television and media.

Media Fails in Matter of Life and Death

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lauren Ashburn

The cardinal rule of journalism is simple: Get it right or don't report it, especially when it comes to matters of life and death. But during live coverage of the shooting in Tucson this weekend, the media got it wrong over and over again.