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Paul Farhi of the Washington Post has a nice piece on the ridiculousness of anonymous source identifiers in the news–with a little input from me. The origins of such “explanations” of why anonymity was granted began appearing really after the … Continue reading

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Back to Jayson Blair

I had the pleasure of being on the local NPR program St. Louis on the Air to discuss the new Jayson Blair documentary A Fragile Trust. The show is archived here. The documentary is a look back at what happened with Blair … Continue reading

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New Article in JOMEC

 Thank you to JOMEC for publishing my article “Journalistic Change in an Online Age: Disaggregating Visibility, Legitimacy, and Revenue.” This was a piece that grew out of a question I posed to a wonderful AEJMC panel in 2011 with C.W. … Continue reading

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On the Other Side of Tenure

I am happy to announce that I have been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure by SLU. I even have the business cards to prove it. This comes at a time when tenure remains under attacks as antiquated and irresponsible. But I … Continue reading

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On the Radio

I had the opportunity to talk about CNN’s misreporting of an arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing on CBS Radio’s Overnight America with Jon Grayson (listen). I try to highlight the dangers of making mistakes on air now with Twitter … Continue reading

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New Journal of Communication article

Just who does Jon Stewart think he is? Or, perhaps, just who do journalists think Jon Stewart is? It is really the second question that guides a study newly published in the Journal of Communication. I set out with Jason Peifer, now at … Continue reading

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A Must Read Report

I was at a dinner party last week and was chatting with a former high ranking official in the Clinton White House (anonymous, naturally). We got talking about what I teach and he launched into the singular worry: Who will … Continue reading

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