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Friday, November 21, 2008

'Journalism' awards scandal with NPR program notes media bias concerns

Rupert Murdoch noted media types are obsessed with awards, turns out a host for a multi-award winning NPR program has received 'at least $1.3 million' in payments from drug companies (which he initially denied). Psychiatrist and radio host Dr. Frederick K. Goodwin's "“The Infinite Mind” is a weekly program that has won more than 60 journalism awards over 10 years and bills itself as “ The program also ran on Sirius satellite radio but will be discontinued.
  • On media bias from the NY Times article:
"Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, said that although
  • few people
  • believe
that journalists take money from those they cover. Disclosures like those surrounding Dr. Goodwin could change that, via Poynter.org/Romenesko

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