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Another brick in the advertising/editorial wall?

No, there is no wall at Ogden

An increasingly important topic for media ethicists is the wall that should exist between news content and advertising; specifically, the important principle that the advertising side of a medium does not influence the editorial side. For Ogden, there’s not much wall – especially when the advertiser is Ogden itself.

Last year, for . . .

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June 13, 2018

Is the Wheeling News-Register “Insisting on Ethical Conduct by Pruitt” (updated 4/10)

Are you kidding? Fox News, among others, is a whole lot tougher

Today’s News-Register editorial takes up the ethical questions surrounding the head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt. The editorial quickly dismisses the taxpayer’s money spent on his person security:

In directing what is a very politically incorrect campaign against some regulations, Pruitt is making many enemies. Consideration of . . .

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April 09, 2018

Additional reaction to Sinclair Broadcasting's "commitment to reporting facts"

Trump, Oliver, Sinclair and Scarborough

The Deadspin videos (see one post down) have gone viral and helped to increase awareness of what Sinclair Broadcasting is trying to do to local TV news. Here are some of the reactions:

From President Trump:

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April 02, 2018

Coal baron (present and past) updates

More on the Oliver/Murray suit and the Blankenship campaign

Robert Murray's "self-pitying" letter to the judge

A month ago, a West Virginia judge dismissed Robert Murray's suit against John Oliver. (I wrote about it here). Apparently Murray did not like the decision. According to Raw Story:

Coal baron mocked by John Oliver sends rambling, self-pitying letter to . . .

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March 26, 2018

Updates on previous posts

Bob Murray/John Oliver, net neutrality, WV and guns

Bob Murray's suit against John Oliver is dismissed

From The Hill:

A West Virginia judge dismissed a coal mogul’s defamation lawsuit this week against cable television host John Oliver and HBO.

In a decision dated Wednesday, West Virginia Judge Jeffrey Cramer accepted HBO’s argument that Bob Murray, CEO of coal . . .

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February 25, 2018

An update on HBO, John Oliver and Murray Energy

From the Hollywood Reporter:

HBO has lost the first round in its fight with Murray Energy over a June 18 broadcast of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, which covered President Donald Trump's generous treatment of the coal industry.

The network wanted a federal court rather than a West Virginia state judge to take up . . .

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August 11, 2017

Answering Robert Murray

West Virginia ACLU files amicus brief in Murray lawsuit against HBO's "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"

As you probably know, Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, filed a defamation suit against John Oliver and HBO for a segment on his show, "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver," did a couple of weeks ago on coal that featured Murray. (You can watch it here). Earlier this week, the West Virginia ACLU filed an amicus brief in the case. . . .

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August 02, 2017

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