What we're reading this week...
August 23rd, 2013
10:49 AM ET

What we're reading this week...

By Becky Perlow, CNN

August may be a slow month for news, but Reliable's got a jam-packed show for you on Sunday with guest host Eric Deggans of The Tampa Bay Times. We'll be looking at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the media's coverage of race-related issues and the launch of Qatar-based Al Jazeera America. Until then, check out what the Reliable staff is reading now.

Call me Chelsea: Three years have passed since Bradley Manning released hundreds of thousands of military papers. Still to be determined? How Manning's actions will affect the safety of Americans or the secrecy of the government. Manning was sentenced last week, convicted of 20 of 22 counts and sentences to 35 years in prison. In a recent twist, however, Manning released a statement on Thursday requesting news outlets refer to him/her as Chelsea Manning going forward. "I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible," Manning said in a statement read on the Today show. So what should news organizations do?

Netflix can read your mind: With the aid of algorithms that could rival online dating websites, Netflix is now combing its users' video queue with its famous "Based on your viewing history" suggestion service. Users will now see suggestions based on what they've watched in the past, in addition to the star rating system associated with each movie. "The idea is to show users 'titles you’re most likely to want to watch right up front,' Netflix product executive Michael Spiegelman said, in a blog post introducing the change," explained the AllThingsD article. So be careful what you pick, because it just might appear on your Netflix homepage now - and it might be something you're embarrassed to be seen watching.

He said, she said: Mother Jones reportedly published a headline quoting Aaron Sorkin blasting The Huffington Post, which read  "Aaron Sorkin in Washington, DC: The Huffington Post Sucks.' Sorkin has come forward and claims he was not only not misquoted, but the quote was entirely fabricated. The author of the article has since responded to the Politico article about the alleged misquote, saying "he wrote the original headline and that Sorkin was definitely expressing his dislike of the Huffington Post."

August 18th, 2013
02:44 PM ET

Reporters under fire in Egypt

Arwa Damon, Rajv Chandrasekaran and Sherif Mansour join Joanne Lipman to discuss press casualties from a violent week in Egypt.

Filed under: Blog • Egypt • Reliable Sources
August 18th, 2013
02:24 PM ET

Crowd-sourcing the news

Melinda Wittstock, Walt Mossberg and Joanne Lipman discuss the impact that crowd-sourced streaming video will have on the news business.

Filed under: Blog • Reliable Sources • Technology
August 18th, 2013
02:21 PM ET

NY Times’ internal watchdog

Joanne Lipman sits down with New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan to discuss her important role.

Filed under: Blog • New York Times • Reliable Sources
August 18th, 2013
02:14 PM ET

USA Today’s transformation

One year into his digital overhaul, USA Today’s managing editor David Callaway gives Joanne Lipman an update.

Filed under: Blog • Reliable Sources • USA Today
August 18th, 2013
02:09 PM ET

On vacation with the president

Joanne Lipman looks back at week of presidential vacation coverage, with the help of CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Blog • Reliable Sources
August 18th, 2013
02:05 PM ET

Margaret Sullivan web extra

More of guest host Joanne Lipman's interview with New York Times Public Editor, Margaret Sullivan

Filed under: Blog • Reliable Sources
August 18th, 2013
01:59 PM ET

David Callaway web extra

USA Today Managing Editor David Callaway talks about the threat hackers pose to online news operations

Filed under: Reliable Sources
August 18th, 2013
01:53 PM ET

A new name in cable news

Joanne Lipman, Michael Calderone and Edward Felsenthal preview the launch of Al Jazeera America.

Filed under: Al Jazeera • Al Jazeera America • Blog • Reliable Sources
August 16th, 2013
07:09 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Sara Fischer, CNN

There’s a lot to discuss ‘Reliable Sources’ this Sunday with our guest host, author and editor Joanne Lipman. Lipman is a former editor at the Wall Street Journal and Conde Nast and is co-editor of the forthcoming, “Strings Attached.”

We’ll start with the recent outbreak of violence in Egypt, speaking live with CNN’s Senior International Correspondent Arwa Damon and getting reaction from the Washington Post's Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists, Sherif Mansour.

Also on the show, we’ll invite panelists Michael Calderone & Edward Felsenthal to weigh in on next week’s launch of Al Jazeera America and what challenges the new cable network may face.

While the rise of digital innovation of newspapers, we’ll ask Founder of Verifeed, Melinda Wittstock and principal technology columnist for the Wall Street Walt Mossberg, about how new technology will change the news gathering process, including the use of crowdsourcing.

Adding to the conversation about technology and journalism, we’ll sit down with Editor-in-Chief of USA Today David Callaway to discuss the digital future of print in light of Jeff Bezos’s purchase of The Washington Post.

And, we’ll chat with Public Editor of the York Times, Margaret Sullivan, about her role at the newspaper and the importance of media ombudsmen.

Lastly, as the President rounds out his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, we’ll speak with CNN’s White House Correspondent Dan Lothian about the President’s remarks about Egypt from Massachusetts and the media coverage of his trip.

Tune in Sunday morning at 11am ET.

Filed under: Blog • Reliable Sources • Sneak Peek
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