LISTEN: Some (accurate) quotes about media mistakes

This blog and accompanying podcast first appeared on MPRnews. This morning Minnesota public radio featured senior fellow Cinny Kennard expounding upon the relationship between newsroom cutbacks and journalistic errors. Listen to the full podcast here: At a graduation speech at Quinnipiac University earlier this month, CBS anchor Scott Pelley said that journalists are "getting the big stories wrong, over and over again." "In a world where everyone is a publisher, no one is an editor," Pelley charged. "And that is the danger that we face today. We have entered a time when a writer's first idea is his best idea….

Panel discusses narrative framing in media

In the Nov. 9 Road to the White House: Politics, Media & Technology, the Trojan debate team and the panel of Annenberg faculty addressed the issue of narrative framing in media. On the panel were faculty members Gordon Stables, Thomas Hollihan, Marc Cooper, and students Joel Lemuel, and Avi Munoz. Hollihan led the discussion by defining the role of the press in today's media. "The press don't tell us what to think but they do tell us what to think about," Hollihan said. In relation to the presidential campaign, the news narrative have also had influence in what the public…