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Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award “Retired” After Controversy

by Matthew L. Schafer On Friday of last week, the Society of Professional Journalists announced that it will be “retiring” its lifetime achievement award established in honor of longtime UPI writer Helen Thomas.  The decision came after a SPJ executive … Continue reading

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What NPR’s Juan Williams Blunder Can Teach News Organizations

by Matthew L. Schafer On Thursday, NPR released the conclusion of a team of lawyers who examined the firing of senior news analyst Juan Williams.  Williams was fired by Ellen Weiss, NPR’s senior vice president of news, by telephone after … Continue reading

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