Archive for October, 2010

NPR News Analyst: How Juan Williams Got Fired

“The term ‘analysis,’ as NPR is using it here, means something so obscure, tendentious and peculiar to the culture of professional journalism that the vacuous and tautological statements I’ve quoted are probably the network’s better option.” The statement read: “His remarks on The O’Reilly Factor this past Monday were inconsistent with our editorial standards and […]

The 100 Percent Solution: For Innovation in News

“It starts with a vision: what if we could cover all of it? When you try to act on that vision, you invariably run into problems. And it’s sweating those problems that leads to innovation, or at least to new knowledge.” Here’s a little idea for creating innovation in news coverage: the 100 percent solution. […]