Rula Jebreal and Jeffrey Goldberg discuss coverage of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict; Maziar Bahari on the recent arrests of journalists in Iran and his time spent in an Iranian prison
By Becky Perlow, CNN
The "Running of the Interns" is a time honored tradition for the DC media. Respective news interns spend their summer vacations standing in sweltering, swamp-like DC heat, waiting for Supreme Court decisions to be handed down. This year, though, one intern in particular drew more attention than others: Dan Stein, an editor of the Yale Daily News, became a viral sensation after numerous media outlets showed him racing from inside the Court's press room to hand deliver the Court's decision (and dissent) to his company's awaiting correspondent, Pete Williams. Stein was later interviewed on NBC's "Today" and told the morning show team it was "an honor to be part of the history."
Irony can be a funny thing, especially when a collegiate program that is supposedly teaching students to edit their articles can't even seem to edit its own diplomas. According to Joe Carpenter, Radford’s chief communications officer, "1,481 undergraduate and graduate diplomas from fall 2012 and spring 2013 were misspelled."
Michael Graczyk, an Associated Press reporter who has covered Texas executions since 1984, can't remember how many executions he has witnessed, and to be honest, he doesn't really care to anyway. He is, however, able to recall very specific memories - from one inmate singing "Silent Night" as the lethal injection coursed through his veins, to another inmate's "pretty brown eyes" popping open as he died.
It's embarrassing enough to lose your job... but one British soccer club manager not only lost his job, but also lost his job on live television. According to Deadspin, Brighton & Hove Albion's manager, Gus Poyet "was officially fired when BBC producers printed out a press release from the team announcing the decision and it was read aloud for him on air."
Howard Kurtz gives his thoughts on the disturbing findings of an investigation into former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile’s acts of sexual abuse and the BBC’s inability to prevent them.
Jackie Kucinich and Fred Francis talk to Howard Kurtz about how Romney was closed off to the press in the final days of the campaign; as well as the scandal that has embroiled the BBC, resulting in the resignation of Director General George Entwistle.