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Entries from July 2009

Booster shot

July 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Miseducation

Tweet Community boosterism, where a news outlet aims to put the community or a business in the best possible light, has long been a staple of news reporting. But what happens when that interesting new business turns out to be the subject of a law enforcement probe? Two television stations – one in Tampa, Florida, […]

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Warrior Mother speak. Reporter listen.

July 9th, 2009 · 44 Comments · Careless sourcing, Narrative

Tweet From WABI in Bangor, Maine, comes a feel-good story about a child who will “venture to Costa Rica to be the first person from Maine to have Adult Stem Cell Therapy for Autism.” Reporter Meghan Hayward introduces us to the Kelly family, and eight-year-old Kenneth who is making his mother very sad. “It’s really […]

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