spin doctors

Shop Talk – November 20
11:01 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Journalists vs Spin Doctors

The panelists talk about the challenges journalists face when so many public relations specialists are working to put their own spin on events.

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Shop Talk - September 25
10:43 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Reporters Who Allow Quote Approval

The panelists discuss the practice of quote approval in exchange for access to sources.  Some journalists allow sources to read and approve quotes before a story is published.

David Carr of the New York Times wrote about the practice in a piece with the headline "The Puppetry of Quotation Approval." He wrote, "What pops out of that process isn't exactly news and isn't exactly a news release, but contains elements of both."

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Shop Talk - September 4
11:26 am
Tue September 4, 2012

The Challenges of Covering Politicians

The panelists discuss Congressional Correspondent Andrea Seabrook's recent decision to leave NPR.  She talked about her frustrations with the job in a recent edition of On The Media.

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