Media Literacy/Bias

Vote for Obama? 'But he's a Muslim!'

Women's gymnastics: the Big Mac of the Beijing games

This time the press doesn't wait to hit a switfboater's claims

Summary:

In 2004, the false or unproven anti-Kerry charges -- probed rather belatedly by the media -- may have cost him the White House. This week, the press does not repeat that performance in covering a new anti-Obama broadside.

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Mental disability groups protest 'Tropic Thunder'

'Pay for play' marketing-journalism is widespread

Potential Blethen newspaper buyers optimistic about news

by Dieter Bradbury, Blethen Maine Newspapers

The investment group that hopes to buy the Blethen Maine Newspapers includes partners with experience in newspapers and new media, as well as close family, business and political ties in Bangor.

Robert Baldacci, one of four key partners in Maine Media Investments, said Thursday the group is eager to invest in Maine newspapers and optimistic that the Blethen properties, including the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, have a healthy future.

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Reader files (and drops) lawsuit against downsizing newspaper

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey