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Journalism

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Watch Redacted Tonight Show's "What a McDonald's Commercial Should Look Like" (Video)

    If you want to know what's in your Chicken McNuggets, you can find the ingredients online...though McDonald's doesn't make it easy for you. The ingredients are listed on page eight of a 20 page PDF document on the company's website, making it difficult to just search for without having to hunt for ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2014
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    October 16, 2013

    More Cuts at Palm Beach Post: Staffers Offered Buyouts

    What in Ron Wiggins' name is happening at the Palm Beach Post? First, they came for 300 staffers. Then they came for TGIF. Now, they are coming for courts reporter Jane Musgrave. And we can't have that! Journalism has been under fire for more than a decade, since the internet changed the econ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    DeadBeatLink.com Publishes the Personal Information of Local Journalists

    A local website has popped up with the stated mission of publicly shaming journalists in Broward and Palm Beach. The site says it will also be a place for people to air grievances about bad landlords and ex-boyfriends/girlfriends, but so far, it's just journalists. Last week, DeadBeatLink.com publ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Sun Sentinel Reporter Has "Meltdown" at Boca Meeting

    A reporter from the Forum Publishing Group -- part of the Sun Sentinel -- was caught on camera having a "meltdown" during a meeting of the West Boca Forum Council. According to bizpacreview.com, and the YouTube video below, chiropractor-slash-political adviser Andre Fladell was lamenting the moder ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 22, 2013
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    July 4, 2013
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    July 3, 2013

    Buju Banton One Step Closer to Freedom

    Based on New Times' reporting, a federal judge in Tampa last week tossed out one of two convictions that sent reggae giant Buju Banton to prison in 2011. The decision -- which hinged on juror misconduct dug up by the newspaper -- is just the latest plot twist since the Grammy Award winner was rounde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    James Tracy, FAU Conspiracy Theorist, Challenges Sun Sentinel To A Debate

    Well this one just got weird. FAU Professor James Tracy, who's theorized both the Boston Bombing and the Sandy Hook shootings were staged by the government, has now challenged the Sun Sentinel to a debate because he's butt-hurt over the backlash. Tracy didn't specify how, exactly, an individual co ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2013
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    January 9, 2013

    James Tracy, FAU Professor, Says Sandy Didn't Happen; Revels In Notoriety

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    At the Debate in Boca: Hip Hop and Bikinis, Megyn Kelly, John McCain, Free Budweiser...

    ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Cover Presidential Debate? Pay $3000 or So.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    New Times Broward Palm Beach Sold; Looks a Lot Like the Old New Times Broward Palm Beach

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2012
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    August 22, 2012

    Food Coverage Changes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Florida Politics Reporters Fighting Over Which One of Them Is Sloppy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Bob Norman Headed to WPLG-Local 10

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Tuesday Morning Bytes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    South Florida Journalist and Two Others Freed In Libya

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    South Florida Journalist Missing In Libya

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Elect Allen West and Save Local Journalism

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    After Election Coup, SPJ Wins National Award

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    FAU Fires Longtime University Press Adviser Michael Koretzky

    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 >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009
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    February 7, 2009

    Best Of Readers' Poll 2009: Best Journalist

    History has proven it time and again: The pen is mightier than the sword, the gun, the mayor's dais, and even Satan himself. In a year when hundreds of local journalists lost their jobs, those who survived the newsroom slaughter found twice as much work on their plates. Now's the chance to give it u ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
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    February 9, 2007

    No Respect, No Respect At All

    I got hold of this e-mail exchange between the Daily Business Review's law editor, Harris Meyer, and Tim Jones, the national correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. It concerns the Jeffrey Dahmer/Adam Walsh story that was initially broken by DBR last month and finally, by a circuitous route, went nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2006

    "It's Alive!"

    The Washington Post today reports on the institution of mobile reporters -- mojos -- at my old newspaper, the Fort Myers News-Press. And the really interesting thing about the experiment is that it mixes both good ideas and horrid ones to create what is basically a journalistic horror show. Read F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    More On Herald Newsjacking -- Updated

    Some interesting takes on cartoonist Jose Varela and his seige of the Miami Herald building you might not have seen: -- From Category305 here. -- From Stuck on the Palmetto here. -- From Critical Miami here. -- NEW-Dan Sweeney's take at Doomed Generation. NEW-After the jump: A letter posted a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2006

    Marti Madness

    It's hard not to laugh. On the same weekend that the Miami Herald publishes a corporate-induced appeasement to readers and newsroom staffers still angry at the firing (and of company's reporters who took payments from the TV and Radio Marti propaganda stations, a senior executive at Marti was indict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    Fiedler: Marti Coverage Flaws "Rest On My Shoulders"

    The next chapter in the Miami Herald's Marti saga has already been written, but we'll have to wait until Sunday to read it. Herald Editor Tom fiedler announced to his staff via e-mail this morning that Clark Hoyt has done an "important report" on the "decisions leading up to publication of [Oscar Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    Davis Speaks

    It's heating up. The Davis campaign today released this statement from Jim Davis and Florida Dem Chair Karen Thurman: --------------- Davis and Thurman Criticize Personal Attack on Crist TALLAHASSEE - Democratic nominee for governor Jim Davis and Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    Support A Fellow Journalist

    I think it's important that I reprint here Carl Jones' short in the the Miami New Times this week regarding a fellow reporter: St. Petersburg Times reporter William Levesque has undergone two rounds of chemotherapy and two surgeries. He has been hospitalized three times and takes eight diffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2006

    Wednesday Walkup

    Just got off the Jim DeFede Show on 940 AM regarding Charlie Crist. It was great because I got the time to tell most of the story and also answer DeFede's sometimes tough questions. His radio style is easy as a Sunday morning but never forget that DeFede is one of the hardest hitting -- and best -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2006

    What About Tom?

    The Victor South Florida is on fire right now. The Foley thing won't stop burning and then there's that revolution at the Miami Herald. I had to choose one -- so I'm going with the Herald. Turns out that all the turmoil over the Marti payments at the Herald came to a head in a battle of two ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2006

    Local SPJ 'Endorses' Herald Firings

    Writing rather shrilly that they are "profoundly disturbed" by reports of payments to reporters accepting money from Radio and TV Marti, the officers of the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists backed the Miami Herald's firings of three El Nuevo Herald reporters. The crux: "J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2006

    Hot AIR

    The PBS show about the Sun-Sentinel's award-winning FEMA investigation wasn't exactly great TV, but it wasn't bad either. Doesn't matter much, since nobody saw it (c'mon, 11 a.m. on Labor Day Weekend Sunday?). But there were a few revelations in the documentary: -- John Maines started the invest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2006

    Let's Hope It's Better Than 'Tabloid Wars'

    A few of you might be wondering why I didn't say anything about this week's episode of "The Hill," the Sundance reality TV show following Rep. Robert Wexler and his staff. Well, it's because it was crap. Nothing more to say. If the next episode is worth 12 cents, I might write about it, but this wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    It's Coming

    The birds know it's coming. About two dozen of them were burrowing in the ground in front of my house before my four-year-old daughter knocked on the window and scattered on them. You can see it now. The winds are starting, the clouds are there, the clockwise rotation already visible in the sky, tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2006

    Which Are You?

    My dad never called himself a journalist. He was either a reporter, or later, an editor during this career at the Louisville Courier-Journal. "Journalist" was too pretentious-sounding for him. So when asked, I always told people that my dad, who is now retired, was a reporter (or newspaperman befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2006

    Sallah Sounds Off, Sort Of

    Miami Herald Investigations Editor Michael Sallah gives an interview to PRWeek (thanks Romenesko). It's not exactly a stellar Q & A; in fact, it's short and pretty lame, especially when Sallah -- who is undoubtedly a great journalistic talent -- gives a nod to "savvy PR pros" (which I suppose was an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2006

    Herald Breaks Traffic Story; World Misses Significance

    -- The Miami Herald's Web team pulled off another gem this morning. Headline: "Early morning driving is difficult because of traffic woes - 7/18/2006 08:27 AM EDT" Read this thing. Is the Herald serious about posting traffic reports in the morning at 8:30 a.m., when most people are already on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    SPJer Says Scholarship Program Was Fixed

    The South Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists covers all of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. It's the largest local SPJ organization geographically speaking, covers a population of about 5.5 million people, and includes three daily newspapers -- the Miami Herald, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2006

    Daily Biz Disappears

    For all practical purposes, the excellent journalism done by the American Lawyer Media's 39 publications -- including the newsbreaking Daily Business Review in South Florida -- is gone. Kaput. Swallowed. Absent. The opposite of "there." However you want to put it, the vast majority of journal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    Newspaper Editor Slattery Dies At 46

    Veteran South Florida newspaper editor Diann Slattery died Monday, following a sudden collapse at a public library. Slattery, who was 46 years-old, last held the position of managing editor at Miami Today. Prior to that, she spent 12 years at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where she worked as graph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2006

    Herald Hired P.R. Firm For DeFede Fallout

    Tom Fiedler The admission is buried deep inside a long Miami Herald business column: The newspaper hired a "public relations executive" to handle "media strategy" for the newspaper after it fired columnist Jim DeFede. Herald writer Douglas Hanks III drops the little bombshell as an aside in his Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2006

    Blog Hijacking

    Valdes-Rodriguez Poor Bob has lost it. Internet access. His phone service. He's completely at my mercy. So I'm taking over to provide his Friday afternoon blog entry. I know he was going to tell you that Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is really a misunderstood genius who journalists never can give a fair sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2006

    Devil In A House Dress

    Sometimes, the Pulp likes to do its civic and professional duties. FIU prof Neil Reisner asked that I share this with you. It actually looks interesting, like something upstanding and professional journalists ought to consider attending. I don't know about the boot camp schtick though. They've been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2006

    Sunshine State Finalists Are Here

    Thanks to our illustrious chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, here's an advance copy of the list: ALL MEDIA James Batten Award for Public Service -Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz, Jon Burstein; South Florida Sun-Sentinel; FEMA: A Legacy of Waste -Craig Pittman, Matthew Waite; St. Pete ... More >>

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