Daily Archives: November 26, 2014

* Nasty times: “You can’t visit any sort of a website without getting into a fight” these days. ( | More sites are killing comments. (
* The first New York Times correction to include an illustration? (
* NPR staffers are told to avoid calling Michael Brown a “teenager.” (
* New York Times newsroom layoffs are likely. (
* A Ferguson bump for Fox News and CNN. (
* Vermont alt-weekly Seven Days hires journalists once employed by the local Gannett paper. (
* A judge is criticized for telling the Connecticut Law Tribune not to publish a story. ( | (
* Albany Times Union investigative reporter James Odato‘s leave is believed to be related to NXIVM litigation. (
* The “bad, sad” news at Tampa Bay Times and Tampa Tribune. (
* Jobs: KTOO in Juneau is looking for a news director. Temple seeks a visiting prof. (Romenesko Jobs)
* Wall Street Journal reporter Jon Hilsenrath: I met my wife covering Marion Barry‘s crack possession trial. (

For Members Only (FMO), which calls itself the “political voice of Northwestern University’s Black undergraduate student body,” held a “Ferguson Recap” discussion last night – an event that wasn’t covered by campus media today, only because they refused to play by FMO’s rules.fmo

From North by Northwestern’s editorial, with my boldface:

Earlier today [Tuesday], the executive board of For Members Only approached North by Northwestern and other campus media outlets to outline terms for coverage of their Ferguson recap event: Either we allowed FMO to review our coverage articles before publication or FMO would bar our reporters from entry.

FMO told the campus papers: “To be as clear as possible: unless you are willing to let us see the full text and quotes of the article before it goes to print, you will not be permitted to enter, record, or report on this event.”

The student editors said no to FMO. North by Northwestern told readers that “we value our integrity and independence highly …[and] letting a subject of coverage review an article before it goes to print is an unacceptable violation of journalistic ethics.”

The Daily Northwestern’s story today says about 300 people attended FMO’s Ferguson discussion. “The event was closed to the press,” the paper notes.

FMO’s adviser is Charles Kellom, who has a journalism degree. I’ve asked him about the group’s dealings with campus media.

* Why we didn’t cover FMO’s Ferguson Recap (

Update: The email to Northwestern campus media is after the jump. Read More

On the front page of today’s Mobile Press-Register:

* Mobile Press-Register front page for November 26 (


Geraldo Rivera is apparently referring to ugly comments (now deleted?) in this post praising President Obama “for having the courage or political will or for doing the hard cold political calculation finally to do the right thing for five million undocumented, but otherwise law-abiding immigrants.”

* Geraldo: “I’m turning your posts over to Fox News and Facebook” (

New: Who are the “authorities” at Fox News? (