Monday, October 21, 2019
MEDIA MONDAY / WHEN THE NEWS MOVES TOO FAST FOR A WORKING PERSON HERE’S WHERE TO CATCH UP. AN INDEPENDENT’S GUIDE.
Jon Alsop has a grasp of today’s political news in his columns for the Columbia Journalism Review’s The Media Today. Click here.
Overall, the Columbia Journalism Review publishes very hard hitting articles. An example is writer Lyn Lenz’s profile in CJR “Alan Dershowitz and the wheel of pain.” Click here for the scorching piece.
NPR’s Daily Newsletter opens each day with a list of the top stories with links to the story. Each one is a monster of solid news. An example of its coverage is NPR’s Nina Totenberg’s on what’s likely ahead on the Supreme Court’s docket as the body begins its new term. Click here for the article.
Click here for the free daily newsletter of news.
MSNBC’s news blog “The Rachel Maddow Show” offers a recap of the week’s top stories, mainly from here daily news show, which airs 6 pm on MSNBC. Also, NBC News staff adds other important news items not yet covered (i.e. breaking news).
For example, Rachel covers “Trump suffers key court defeat on keeping his tax returns hidden” Click here.
Local. [San Diego]
Open each day with Voice of San Diego’s Morning Report. The news menu is always top heavy with board of education news but there enough other coverage to keep you up to date. An example of coverage is VOSD’s look into how clean is the water vending industry in town. Click here.
Yes, CNN, MSNBC are good bets to filter politics out of its breaking news budget, but few match the recaps by Council of Foreign Relations blogs: https://www.cfr.org/blog Example: “’Last month, Colombian mayoral candidate Karina Garcia was found murdered ahead of local elections in October—the country’s first local polls since a peace agreement was signed between the government and the FARC in 2016. At least eleven candidates have been killed, and women running face gendered violence. While both men and women are facing assaults and intimidation, researchers say when it comes to women leaders “the threats are openly sexist and question [women’s] political processes more generally.” The Colombian experience parallels new data showing a global rise in political violence targeting women this year.’”