Monday, August 20, 2007
Media Mirror x 2
In an embarrassment to the industry, some staffers at a Seattle Times news meeting cheered when Rove's resignation was announced. To his credit, Editor David Boardman made the incident public and warned that staff meetings should not "evolve into a liberal latte klatch."Seattlites - know who your sources are.
There's a second, as much revealing section of the same column:
I wonder, perhaps, if the increasing amount of good news coming out of Iraq hasn't something to do with it...
In media terms, Iraq is becoming the incredible shrinking war.
While the conflict consumed 15 percent of the space or airtime at many news outlets in the second quarter of 2007, that is down from 22 percent in the first three months of the year, says a new report from the Project for Excellence in Journalism. Filling the void in part is the 2008 presidential race, which rose from 7 percent to 9 percent of the news content in newspapers and on television, radio and the Internet.