Views of the News: Watergate; Leaks Probe; NOLA Layoffs; Ethics Potpourri; Awards & Sorkin

Jun 13, 2012

40th Anniversay of Watergate

Robert Samuels, The Washington Post: "At Post Watergate forum, scandal's players tell their stories"

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Watergate Remembered Four Decades Later at Washington Post Party"

Dylan Byers, Politico: "Woodward, Bernstein downplay Deep Throat"

Leonard Downie, Jr., The Washington Post: "Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk"

White House and NYT Leaks Probe

Leigh Ann Caldwell, CBS News: "Bernstein warns against 'witch hunt' on leaks inquiry"

Morgan Little, Los Angeles Times: "New York Times journalist defends national security leaks"

Pete Yost, Associated Press: "White House Leaks: Eric Holder Appoints 2 Prosecutors to Lead Investigation"

Times-Picayune Layoffs Revealed


Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post: "New Orleans Times-Picayune Laoffs: Paper Cuts a Third of Its Staff"

Campbell Robertson, The New York Times: "Big Staff Reductions Imposed at Papers in New Orleans and Alabama"

Rem Rieder, American Journalism Review: "Newhouse Flunks the Test in New Orleans"

Jason Saul, WWNO-FM: "City news organizations respond to Times-Picayune layoffs"

News Ethics Potpourri

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Shimon Prokupecz, Jonathan Dienst and Joe Valiquette, NBC4 New York: "Yacht Explosion Hoax Call Came from Southern NY or NJ: Officials"

Christina Ng and Carlos Boettcher, ABC News Nightline: "New Wave of High-Profile Hoaxes"

Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal: "Reporter Resigns After Code-of-Conduct Violation"

Bill Carter and Amy Chozick, The New York Times: "Syria's Assads Turned to West for Glossy P.R."

News Viewing: Sleeze and Satire

London Daily Mail: "John Edwards' former mistress Rielle Hunter to break her silence about relationship with disgraced senator"

David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun: "Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' nails the failure of journalism today"

Radio-Television Digital News Association: "2012 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners"