Category: Tom Fiedler

The Brian Williams Saga, Video Streaming Apps And Capitol Gyrocopter Stunt

April 18th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tom Fiedler, WGBH 0 comments

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Journalism site The Conversation taps knowledge of academia

April 17th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tom Fiedler 0 comments

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Tom Fiedler, College of Communication

There’s a two-way mirror in the small conference room where The Conversation begins…

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“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 same time, the journalist is there to make sure the way the information is presented is accessible to what we would consider a public audience.”

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The Serious, Somber Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

March 19th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Slate.com, Tom Fiedler 0 comments

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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…

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Question Of ‘Alleged': Attorney Said Tsarnaev Did It; Should The Media?

March 7th, 2015 in 2015, Boston bomber trial, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tom Fiedler, WGBH 0 comments

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Tom Fiedler, College of Communication

A couple weeks ago, we had a discussion about using the word “alleged” when describing marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev…

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Disturbing Details: What To Report, And When To Pull Back?

March 7th, 2015 in 2015, Boston bomber trial, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tom Fiedler, WGBH 0 comments

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Tom Fielder, College of Communication

The marathon bombing trial is a huge media event but also poses a challenge for the press…

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The Conversation US – Tom Fiedler

February 16th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, The Conversation US, Tom Fiedler 0 comments

Remembering Professor David Carr

By Thomas Fiedler, Boston University

When New York Times’ columnist David Carr prepared to apply for a newly created professorship in Boston University’s College of Communication, he realized he’d need a curriculum vitae, the so-called CV that becomes the calling card of every academic. And atop that CV he knew he was expected to include his academic credentials. He stopped typing.

“I had to call the registrar’s office to ask if their records showed that I graduated,” Carr confessed to me later. “I had no memory of doing it and I didn’t want to claim a degree if I didn’t have one.”

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Credibility Crisis: Brian Wiliams’ Future In Question

February 14th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tom Fiedler, WGBH 0 comments

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Media Ethicists Savage Wash. Post’s “Troubling” And “Dishonest” Disclosure Standard For Writer/Lobbyist

January 22nd, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tom Fiedler 0 comments

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Tom Fiedler, College of Communication

The Washington Post claims that broadly disclosing that one of its opinion writers is a Republican lobbyist is sufficient even when he is advocating for positions that specifically benefit his firm’s unmentioned clients, a standard media critics say is “troubling” and “dishonest.”…

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“We can chide the Washington Post for not providing readers with a complete report on Rogers’ business interests so the reader can decide whether an ethical compromise exists. Such a report would provide that proverbial grain of salt to digest along with his columns.”

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Heslam: New Boston.com editor needs cred

January 16th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tom Fiedler 0 comments

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Boston Globe’s beleaguered online sister site, Boston.com, is reeling from its latest viral blunder, and it’s high time the rudderless ship finds an experienced captain…

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Boston Globe Launches New Stand-Alone Business Section

December 4th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, NPR, Tom Fiedler 0 comments

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