November 25th, 2012
12:45 PM ET

A New Kind of Watchdog Journalism

Jezebel editor Jessica Coen talks to Howard Kurtz about her website’s exposure of racist Tweets reacting to President Obama’s election victory

Filed under: Blog • Social Media
Sandy, the rare storm that lived up to media hype
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November 1st, 2012
01:17 PM ET

Sandy, the rare storm that lived up to media hype

By Howard Kurtz, CNN

(CNN) - A confession: I usually have a knee-jerk reaction when television goes into its extreme-weather mode.

All too often, I've seen the machinery clank into action - team coverage, breathless anchors, intrepid correspondents getting soaked in the rain - only to watch the heavily hyped storms peter out. What used to be the province of local eyewitless news, gearing up at the merest threat of thunderstorms or snowfall, long ago became a cable news specialty. It's a surefire way to goose the ratings.


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July 22nd, 2012
01:27 PM ET

Social Media: Covering the Colorado Massacre

Paul Farhi talks to Howard Kurtz about the role social media played in the coverage of the mass shooting in Aurora, CO.

Filed under: Crime • Media • Reliable Sources • Social Media
July 15th, 2012
02:03 PM ET

Internet Crazy Talk

Sarah Lacy, Sree Sreenivasan and Howard Kurtz dissect a Newsweek story that constant Internet use is causing mental health problems.

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May 20th, 2012
12:18 PM ET

Media Friends Facebook

Howard Kurtz talks to Sarah Lacy of PandoDaily.com about Facebook's blockbuster IPO

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February 19th, 2012
02:21 PM ET

The Dangers of Twitter

David Carr talks to Howard Kurtz about the pitfalls journalists face when they take to Twitter.

Filed under: Reliable Sources • Social Media
February 12th, 2012
12:16 PM ET

Tweeting Into Trouble

Lauren Ashburn, Frank Sesno and Howard Kurtz discuss the uproar that led to CNN contributor Roland Martin being suspended for sending offensive Tweets.

Filed under: CNN • Reliable Sources • Social Media • Twitter
February 5th, 2012
01:32 PM ET

Media Pressures Cancer Group

Matt Lewis, Michelle Cottle and Howard Kurtz look at how media pressure resulted in a reversal by the Susan G Komen Foundation.

Filed under: Media • Reliable Sources • Social Media
February 5th, 2012
01:27 PM ET

Facebook Striking It Rich

As the social media behemoth prepares to launch its IPO, Mark Potts, Felix Salmon and Howard Kurtz discuss whether Facebook is overtaking traditional media as a source for news.

Filed under: Facebook • Reliable Sources • Social Media
February 5th, 2012
12:50 PM ET

Obama Hangs Out At Google

Jonathan Martin, Christina Bellantoni, Michael Shear and Howard Kurtz discuss President Obama's latest foray into the world of social media.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Google • Reliable Sources • Social Media
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