Poynter Retracts ‘Blacklist’ of Conservative Publications

The Florida-based journalism non-profit Poynter Institute for Media Studies earlier this weekre tracted a list that designated many conservative news outlets as “unreliable.” Created by an employee of the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, it blacklisted many sites, including the Washington Free Beacon, Daily Caller, Daily Signal, CNS News, and Breitbart, while including few liberal sites.

America Is Not the Fifth Most Dangerous Country for Journalists, You Idiots

American journalist Steven Sotloff talks to Libyan rebels on the Al Dafniya front line

This blog is the spiritual successor to my previous similarly titled blog post that debunked a widely-reported study claiming America was one of the top ten most dangerous countries for women. As I pointed out at the time, the report heavily weighted the subjective judgements of “experts.” The result is that a bunch of Westerners polled at the …

Journalist Group Staffers Fail to Disclose Conflict of Interest With Al Jazeera

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Two staffers at the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists argued in a lengthy essay published Monday that Al Jazeera should not be required to register as a foreign agent in the United States, without disclosing that an Al Jazeera host is a member of their organization’s board of directors.