A hard-nosed journalist and a hard-boiled author are teaming up Tuesday to talk about newspapering and crime fiction; to eat, drink and be merry; and to raise a few bucks for innovative local investigative news organ the Broward Bulldog.
The evening's featured guest is Michael Connelly, a Broward b ... More >>
Americans have long tolerated if not wallowed in conspiracy theories. Lee Harvey Oswald wasn't alone when he shot Kennedy. Aliens landed in Area 51. We never got to the moon, etc. etc.
But quite possibly the most despicable and callous of all conspiracy theories recently rose from South Florida. Ja ... More >>
Most people won't notice a difference. Really, who would? The bylines hide between the headlines and the article, and besides, the entire intent of journalism isn't the writers but the stories.
So, maybe, people won't notice. But they should. In the wake of Newsweek's last issue and the Miami Heral ... More >>
... and it's only 4:00. We're finally on the internet here in the media center, where hundreds of journalists from around the world are already milling about, teetering on flimsy folding chairs, wrestling each other for spaces at the tiny work tables, and going absolutely berserk at the sight of Joh ... More >>
The only people allowed in the audience at Monday night's presidential debate at Lynn University will be Lynn students, selected by a lottery to sit on risers in the Wold Performing Arts Center.But the real party will be next door, where an estimated 4,000 journalists from around the world will cram ... More >>
A quarter century ago, my old, good buddy Mike Lacey came to Miami and decided to start a weekly paper. He wanted to move here, but a mugger and a prudent wife convinced him cocaine-fueled Miami wasn't the place to raise a family.Today, Lacey bowed out. Along with his partner -- and another guy I co ... More >>
New Times Broward-Palm Beach staff writer Chris Sweeney received an honorable mention last week in the National Press Foundation's Evert Clark/Seth Payne contest, which rewards science writing from young journalists, for his article "Coral Capers". According to the contest organizer: :"The Ev Clark ... More >>
For more than a decade, New Times has offered South Florida's most extensive food coverage. From our food blogs, Short Order and Clean Plate Charlie, to Voice Places directory of restaurants to our weekly reviews, the coverage equals or betters any in the American Southeast. Journalism awards have c ... More >>
Last week, we told you about how Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo called out TV reporter Mike Deeson for "sloppy, trashy Tampa TV reporting." He said Deeson was misrepresenting accusations that former Gov. Charlie Crist paid to cover up gay affairs, making it sound like the charges were coming ... More >>
Email comes in, new email allegedly goes out. You can't explain that.Fox News has been accused of distorting its news content in the past. Often.Now, a St. Petersburg man says he sent an email to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, and it ended up being displayed on his show, the O'Reilly Factor. Well, ... More >>
This is a tough one to write, so I may as well get to the point.I've accepted a job at WPLG-TV (Channel 10) and will be starting there in a couple of weeks. The offer was pretty simple: Local 10 asked me if I wanted to bring my brand of journalism to the airwaves, and I accepted the challenge.& ... More >>
It just keeps happening to Gov Rick Scott. He makes a decision from his evil alien gut -- you know, like slashing funding for the developmentally disabled -- and then when masses of bona fide Earth-born human beings rise up to oppose it, he reverses course. Model Citizen(Rick Scott is h ... More >>
Joe Raedle, a Getty Images photographer from South Florida, and two colleagues from Agence France-Presse who were all arrested in Libya on Saturday, have been released in Tripoli. On Tuesday night, Raedle's wife, Nancy San Martin, said that the Libyan government had released her husband. AFP anno ... More >>
Joe Raedle, a 45-year-old South Florida-based photographer for Getty Images has been missing since Saturday in Libya, along with two Agence France-Presse (AFP) journalists, Dave Clark, 38, and Roberto Schmidt, 45. They were last heard from on Friday night, when they emailed AFP with their plans t ... More >>
This week, our favorite local virgin published her most vapid screed yet at Human Events, her "editorial home." Wondering why our nation's top "legal eagles" have yet to make a compelling case for the criminal prosecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, she draws on her lawyerly training to ... More >>
Photos from West's Facebook pageAllen West, with Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, sure would bring the headlines.There are those who would say Allen West is just another Christine O'Donnell-style nutbag whose far-right rhetoric will simply help to divide America. That's true, yes, but what those detr ... More >>
Koretzky, still a rebel.When last we left the South Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, members were reeling from a coup staged by Florida Atlantic University student newspaper adviser Michael Koretzky and a band of young whippersnapper journos.Old-guard board members of t ... More >>
FAU's Koretzky fired: Is the revolution over?Florida Atlantic University's contentious, beloved, outspoken, and sometimes reviled student paper adviser, Michael Koretzky, was fired Friday. Officials announced the changing of the guard yesterday. Student Media Director Marti Harvey will replace hi ... More >>
An old editor I used to know gave me a line to use every time someone complained to me that journalists write only about bad news: "Would you rather read an article about a plane that landed safely or about the one that crashed?"For Fox News producers, the mere prospect of a plane crashing was indu ... More >>