Category: Tom Fiedler

News Media Veterans Rip GOP Debate Demands As Bullying And “Unreasonable”

Media Matters for America Tom Fiedler, College of Communication Veteran media observers and political journalists are criticizing the Republican Party’s recent pullout of an upcoming NBC primary debate and its push to dictate terms of the event, with one journalist calling it an effort to “bully the press.”… Expert quote: “If the GOP chooses the format and […]

Debate debacle may signal the end of silly

Boston Herald Tom Fiedler, College of Communication Expect the moderators of future presidential debates to take a far lighter approach after CNBC’s disastrous showing Wednesday night, which prompted the chairman of the Republican National Committee to suspend NBC News from hosting a February showdown… Expert quote: “I do think there’s apt to be something of […]

Mass. agencies often limit access to records

Boston Globe (subscription required) Tom Fiedler, College of Communication Thomas Workman, a Taunton attorney who frequently testifies as an expert witness in drunken driving cases, has spent years gathering data on the accuracy of Breathalyzer machines across the country… Expert quote: “In Florida, the default position is that government belongs to the public. Here in […]

Journalism site The Conversation taps knowledge of academia

Boston Globe (subscription required) Tom Fiedler, College of Communication There’s a two-way mirror in the small conference room where The Conversation begins… Expert quote: “The scholar has complete control. He isn’t being asked to depend upon the understanding of a journalist to try to get it right, which can be a hit-and-miss proposition. At the […]

The Serious, Somber Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Slate Tom Fiedler, College of Communication On WGBH’s Beat the Press, the ritual end-of-week gripe session for Boston-centric media junkies, host Emily Rooney expressed outrage that, “in this day and age,” television cameras are not permitted in the Moakley federal courthouse to cover the trial of the no-longer-alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev… View full […]