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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
It used to be that change at a network anchor desk was huge news. Now, with all the fragmentation, not so much. Anchor changes like the ones announced at ABC News today are a real barometer of how far network news has sunk in prestige and power -- though the networks are still making money off the nightly newscasts as they crawl on bloody knees to the media boneyard. ABC News announced today that it is shuffling its anchor desk. Diane Sawyer, who helped make "World News" a more aggressive operation and led a ratings surge that overtook Brian Williams and his sinking NBC News ship, is leaving the anchor desk.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
It used to be that change at a network anchor desk was huge news. Now, with all the fragmentation, not so much. Anchor changes like the ones announced at ABC News today are a real barometer of how far network news has sunk in prestige and power -- though the networks are still making money off the nightly newscasts as they crawl on bloody knees to the media boneyard. ABC News announced today that it is shuffling its anchor desk. Diane Sawyer, who helped make "World News" a more aggressive operation and led a ratings surge that overtook Brian Williams and his sinking NBC News ship, is leaving the anchor desk.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy Ocean City got a national plug Friday morning when NBC's "Today" show sent a reporter to its beaches for a holiday weekend story. With the town's boardwalk in the background, national correspondent Peter Alexander even gave a nod to that beach favorite: Dolle's saltwater taffy. He said the company expects to sell some 25 million pieces of taffy this summer. Yeah, at least!
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The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy Ocean City got a national plug Friday morning when NBC's "Today" show sent a reporter to its beaches for a holiday weekend story. With the town's boardwalk in the background, national correspondent Peter Alexander even gave a nod to that beach favorite: Dolle's saltwater taffy. He said the company expects to sell some 25 million pieces of taffy this summer. Yeah, at least!
NEWS
By Geneva Overholser | September 25, 2001
WASHINGTON - Among the pressing issues now before us, the media's ability to meet the public's needs may not seem critical. Perhaps it should. The requirement for thoughtful national debate has never been clearer, and debate can be no better than the information that fuels it. That debate and that information were falling dramatically short as this tragedy approached. Consider the coverage of U.S. intelligence operations. Many have asked, "How could our intelligence services have failed us so?"
NEWS
By PAUL MOORE and PAUL MOORE,PUBLIC EDITOR | December 2, 2007
Last week's Middle East summit meeting in Annapolis was major front-page news in The Sun, which offered significant coverage for much of the week. While serious gains from the daylong talks appeared unlikely even before they began, The Sun's coverage was, in my view, appropriate for two reasons. First, finding a path to peace in the Middle East is vitally important to the stability of not just that region, but the United States and the rest of the world. Secondly, it was a reminder for readers of the importance of world news.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | August 16, 2005
Eight days after the death of Peter Jennings, ABC News changed the title yesterday of its flagship newscast from World News Tonight with Peter Jennings to World News Tonight. The move was made with consultation and caution, according to ABC News President David Westin. "After consulting with Kayce [Jennings' wife] and family, we concluded that leaving the broadcast's title as it was through last Friday was an appropriate tribute to Peter," Westin wrote in an e-mail sent to the staff at ABC News yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | March 6, 2005
Information is power, and in the hands of Jonathan Harris, it's also art. Against the white background of his Web site 10x10 - tenbyten.org/10x10.html - Harris has arranged a 10-by-10 grid of snapshots. The grid is bordered on the right by 100 tiny words. The effect is reminiscent of contemporary art, and as with all art, there's more here than meets the eye. "It's a shorthand view of the world," says Harris, 25, of New York. "How do you encapsulate a single moment in time in an objective and rational way?"
SPORTS
February 19, 2006
Navy attack overwhelms Saint Joseph's The sixth-ranked Navy men's lacrosse team scored three times in a 48-second span to close out the first half and break open a close game, as the Midshipmen defeated host Saint Joseph's, 12-2, yesterday in men's lacrosse. Navy (1-0) held an edge across the board, outshooting the Hawks (0-2) by 35-17 and winning nine of 17 faceoffs. The Mids were 1-3 on the extra-man; Saint Joseph's was 1-4. Navy's Matt Russell and Colin Finnegan combined for 11 saves.
BUSINESS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1997
The publisher of a new national newspaper targeting middle-class black readers said yesterday that the venture, which expects to publish its first issue early next year, will shift its headquarters to Newark, N.J., from Baltimore by January.Donald L. Miller, chief executive officer and publisher of Our World News, said the paper decided to relocate because it found a more accommodating business climate in the Garden State. Also, Newark is within the newspaper's first target market, the northern New Jersey-New York City region.
NEWS
By PAUL MOORE and PAUL MOORE,PUBLIC EDITOR | December 2, 2007
Last week's Middle East summit meeting in Annapolis was major front-page news in The Sun, which offered significant coverage for much of the week. While serious gains from the daylong talks appeared unlikely even before they began, The Sun's coverage was, in my view, appropriate for two reasons. First, finding a path to peace in the Middle East is vitally important to the stability of not just that region, but the United States and the rest of the world. Secondly, it was a reminder for readers of the importance of world news.
NEWS
By MATEA GOLD and MATEA GOLD,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 25, 2006
NEW YORK -- Charles Gibson is still getting used to the idea of being in charge. The veteran newsman has plenty of experience in anchoring ABC's evening newscast (he's been filling in since at least 1998) but when he officially took the helm of World News Tonight at the end of May, he found that it required some adjusting. As a substitute anchor, "it was a little bit like being a grandparent: You could play with the baby and enjoy it and have a terrific time, and if you screwed up, you were always going to be able to give the kid back," he said on a recent afternoon on the set in the bustling newsroom.
SPORTS
March 31, 2006
With consecutive National Invitation Tournament championships, South Carolina coach Dave Odom and Hall of Famer Joe Lapchick now have something in common. And that's as far as Odom wanted to go with comparing his team to Lapchick's St. John's squads that won back-to-back titles in 1943 and 1944, when the NIT was even more prestigious than the NCAA tournament. "I don't know that our team rivals that, and I certainly don't rival him, but the accomplishment remains the same," Odom said. "We did win two back-to-back, and for that I am thankful and very, very proud."
SPORTS
March 23, 2006
For the record The quiz LUCKY 13 -- Bradley is the first 13th seed to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men's basketball tournament since 1999. What Big 12 team did it that year before falling to Michigan State in the round of 16? Answer below Moves Auto racing NASCAR -- Fined Matt Kenseth's crew chief, Chad Norris, $5,000 for rules violations discovered during a post-race inspection following the Busch Series race March 18. Baseball BREWERS -- Optioned OF Dave Krynzel, P Ben Hendrickson and P Dennis Sarfate to Triple-A Nashville.
SPORTS
March 19, 2006
Sharapova wins Pacific Life title; Blake, Federer reach men's final Maria Sharapova was rock solid in the wind against Elena Dementieva in the Pacific Life Open title match in Indian Wells, Calif. . Sharapova, 18, her ponytail whipping in the gusts, defeated Dementieva, 6-1, 6-2, yesterday in an all-Russian final. In the men's semifinals, No. 12 James Blake beat No. 2 Rafael Nadal, 7-5, 6-3, to move into the championship match against two-time defending champion Roger Federer. No. 1 Federer cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Paradorn Srichaphan.
SPORTS
March 3, 2006
Rookie defenseman Andrej Meszaros had three assists, Ray Emery made 30 saves, and the host Ottawa Senators scored five special-teams goals in a 7-1 victory over the Washington Capitals last night. Washington rookie sensation Alexander Ovechkin scored his 38th goal with 5:07 remaining in the third to spoil Emery's shutout bid. Emery won for the second straight night since taking over for the injured Dominik Hasek. Leading 4-0 in Pittsburgh the night before, Ottawa held on to beat the Penguins in its first game after the Olympic break despite having its rookie goalie allow three third-period goals.
FEATURES
By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | September 5, 2001
When Ted Koppel takes on the topics dominating the headlines, he often puts his peers to shame. His dissection last month of the evasions by Rep. Gary Condit after the politician's disastrous televised interview, for instance, was controlled, convincing and even-handed. On Friday, when Koppel introduces the first of a five-part Nightline series on the multiple miseries afflicting the Congo, however, the longtime ABC journalist will acknowledge his own shame. The murder trial of a former football great or the drownings of her infant children by an anguished mother automatically draw enormous media interest because of strong public interest, Koppel says.
NEWS
By MATEA GOLD and MATEA GOLD,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 25, 2006
NEW YORK -- Charles Gibson is still getting used to the idea of being in charge. The veteran newsman has plenty of experience in anchoring ABC's evening newscast (he's been filling in since at least 1998) but when he officially took the helm of World News Tonight at the end of May, he found that it required some adjusting. As a substitute anchor, "it was a little bit like being a grandparent: You could play with the baby and enjoy it and have a terrific time, and if you screwed up, you were always going to be able to give the kid back," he said on a recent afternoon on the set in the bustling newsroom.
SPORTS
February 19, 2006
Navy attack overwhelms Saint Joseph's The sixth-ranked Navy men's lacrosse team scored three times in a 48-second span to close out the first half and break open a close game, as the Midshipmen defeated host Saint Joseph's, 12-2, yesterday in men's lacrosse. Navy (1-0) held an edge across the board, outshooting the Hawks (0-2) by 35-17 and winning nine of 17 faceoffs. The Mids were 1-3 on the extra-man; Saint Joseph's was 1-4. Navy's Matt Russell and Colin Finnegan combined for 11 saves.
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