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October 11, 2011
The anemic mainstream media coverage of Occupy Baltimore's demonstrations against corporate greed is not surprising when one considers that the giant corporations own the media. Paul Edgar, Sparks
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NEWS
September 19, 2014
Recent events in the news have called attention to domestic violence, particularly in association with the NFL. Ray Rice is at the forefront, but Adrian Peterson has also been charged with child abuse. In the past other star athletes have been charged with sexual abuse or even murder. As a nation we are outraged by the NFL's handling of all these events past and present. Sitting in front of our TVs waiting to see how the NFL and its executives will be punished enthralls us. But how many of us have watched what is unfolding on TV and gotten up to do something to help others who are experiencing violence in their lives, domestic or otherwise?
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NEWS
September 8, 2012
I woke up Labor Day morning after Baltimore's IndyCar race and opened the paper thinking I'd see great headlines and stories about what a fantastic party and sports spectacle we hosted, especially given there was so little time to properly prepare for it ("After Grand Prix of Baltimore, crews hustle to clear downtown streets," Sept. 3). Instead, what I read was negativity from the first paragraph: "A sloppy race full of fits and starts before a diminished crowd. " Well, if it was diminished, the people crammed into the stands around us didn't realize that - and these were people from around the country who came to Baltimore just to see this race.
NEWS
By Kelly A. Powers | September 12, 2014
While most of us were sitting safely in our homes or offices this week watching the news and social media coverage of the announcements by the Ravens and the NFL, hundreds of women in Maryland were walking into courthouses, domestic violence advocates' offices and domestic violence shelters seeking protection from their abusers. This week marked the 20th anniversary of the first passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Huge progress has been made since its initial enactment, but the problem has not been solved, and there is clearly still a long way to go. Domestic violence is a serious issue in our community that affects us all - even when it is not in the media spotlight, and even when celebrities are not involved.
NEWS
April 20, 2013
Regarding your recent editorial on the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell, we are not all stupid ("Kermit Gosnell and the 'liberal media,'" April 16). Sean Hannity is a conservative and he admits it. But The Sun editorial board is liberal, and doesn't admit it. That is the main difference between the two sides: Most conservatives admit they are, and most liberals deny they are. I heard about the Gosnell case months ago, and I am sure it was not in The Sun. Fox at least tries to let both sides have a say, but MSNBC doesn't.
FEATURES
By Faith Hayden | June 19, 2002
The Center for Media and Public Affairs has chosen Sun staff writer David Folkenflik as the winner of the first Paul Mongerson Prize for Investigative Reporting on the Media. Folkenflik, The Sun's television writer, will be cited in Washington today for his stories discrediting a report by Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera on a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan. "Everybody criticizes the media, but almost no one makes the effort to critically examine the flaws in particular news stories," said Robert Lichter, director of the center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization that studies news and entertainment media.
BUSINESS
By LESTER A. PICKER | January 16, 1995
Last year I served on a panel of media representatives and PR folks from nonprofit organizations. We were charged with responding to questions about publicity for nonprofits from our opposing viewpoints. What surprised me was the degree of unanimity between the two groups.Yes, of course, there was the obligatory complaint about the nonprofit sector not getting enough attention in the media. But, beyond that, nonprofit insiders and journalists seemed to agree on what needs to be done to attract more and better attention for nonprofits.
NEWS
By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2001
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The numbers just made picking a jury that much harder: Three brothers, two capital murder charges apiece. A trial that could easily last more than a month. Four lawyers, each with their own chance to strike jurors. Two local papers and any number of electronic media reporters covering the trial. It all added up to five days of mind-numbing questioning - and still no jury. Still no opening arguments or testimony in the case against Jonathan, Christopher and Joshua Trull, the local brothers accused of killing two Columbia men and seriously wounding a third at a New Smyrna Beach resort during spring break 1998.
NEWS
By Kelly A. Powers | September 12, 2014
While most of us were sitting safely in our homes or offices this week watching the news and social media coverage of the announcements by the Ravens and the NFL, hundreds of women in Maryland were walking into courthouses, domestic violence advocates' offices and domestic violence shelters seeking protection from their abusers. This week marked the 20th anniversary of the first passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Huge progress has been made since its initial enactment, but the problem has not been solved, and there is clearly still a long way to go. Domestic violence is a serious issue in our community that affects us all - even when it is not in the media spotlight, and even when celebrities are not involved.
NEWS
By JOHN EISENBERG and JOHN EISENBERG,SUN REPORTER | May 23, 2006
Crickett Goodall couldn't stop thinking about Barbaro yesterday. "I'm tired and I'm sore. I feel emotionally spent," said Goodall, executive director of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. Her hollow feeling was shared by many in and beyond the sports world yesterday; a fair share of office and radio chatter centered on the fate of the horse who won the Kentucky Derby and then broke down Saturday in the Preakness Stakes. "It's very emotional for a lot of people," said Goodall, a horse owner herself.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2014
Media coverage of the death of Robin Williams is still being debated for good reason: It was filled with ignorance and wretched excess. And the more time you have to reflect on it, the worse it seems. From Shepard Smith characterizing Williams as a "coward" on Fox News, to widespread misinformation about the comedian's finances, the coverage was pathetic -- especially on cable news channels where most viewers turned for information initially. If cable news would follow the simple dictate of publishing only what is known to be true, we would be a much smarter and less addled nation.
NEWS
August 7, 2014
In the commentary ( "Israel's unjust war, http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-palestine-20140803%2C0%2C4657761.story Aug. 4), Adil Shamoo he keeps referring to Israel as an occupying power and says the purpose of the Gaza invasion is to prolong the occupation and confiscation of Palestinian land. Would he please define his terms, particularly "occupation of Palestinian land? If this refers to the existence of the State of Israel, then the only solution that would satisfy Mr Shamoo is the elimination of the state of Israel.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2013
Towson University alum Brian Stelter is leaving his job as media reporter at the New York Times to be senior media correspondent and host of "Reliable Sources" at CNN. "I'll be reporting every day for CNN, CNNI, CNN.com, and I'll flow it all into @CNNReliable on Sundays," he said in a tweet. Stelter, 28, graduated from Towson University in 2007 and immediately joined the Times. He has been one of several guest hosts since Howard Kurtz left CNN to host a new show, "Media Buzz," on Fox News.
NEWS
October 3, 2013
On Sept. 27, there was ceremony held at the headquarters of the 135th Airlift Group of the Maryland Air National Guard. It was a very important ceremony to the members of the unit, yet there was media mention whatsoever. Wonder why? Ask our governor, lieutenant governor and the people our votes sent to Washington. Maybe they can explain. The ceremony mentioned was the deactivation of the group. They are no longer needed. They were going to be replaced by the thousands of transfers from other bases to our Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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