Category: Tom Fiedler

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 […]

The Conversation US – Tom Fiedler

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 […]

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

Media Matters for America 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.”… Expert quote: “We can chide the Washington Post for not providing readers […]