EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Entertainment journalism has shifted wildly in the last decade under the influence of big corporations and instant internet coverage. To provide us context for the wild west of new celebrity journalism, we speak with EW and People editor Richard Sanders. From the Sandusky trial and sensational cover stories, to substance abuse coverage and Time Warner’s corporate interests, we get to the key points that direct coverage. Richard pulls few punches and is an insightful reference. GUEST BIO: Richard Sanders worked as an Executive Editor at Entertainment Weekly for 11 years and (in two separate stints) at People magazine and people.com for 12 years. He often speaks to young journalists and offers himself up as an example for inspiration—as a guy who spent time in jail, rehab and a psych ward, and somehow went on to become a successful editor at Time Inc., and managed to stay sane and alive. He’s tried to reflect his experiences his eight thrillers, the latest of which is Dead Time Story. He’s been married for 42 years to his wife, Laurie—without whose help, he says, he wouldn’t be alive. They live in Garden City, NY ADD’L LINKS: www.ew.com www.timeinc.com www.amazon.com EPISODE BREAKDOWN: 00:01 Media Mayhem introduction. 00:40 Welcoming Richard Sanders. 02:25 Story of the Week: the Sandusky Trial. 06:43 The reasons the Sandusky trial will continue to be a sensation. 09:00 The tendency to settle sex abuse allegations with payouts. 10:47 Sexual abuse coverage … Video Rating: 5 / 5
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Question by rabble rouser: What can we do to limit the effects of big corporate advertising on our nightly news?
If we reach a point where we can no longer trust the news to be fair with us, we will be very unaware of the world we live in.
What can we as viewers and listeners do to keep the news honest?
How can we compete with large pharmaceutical companies and expensive lobbyists and marketing companies?
Answer by irked elect democrats who possibly aren’t in th epockets of those assholes and still remember what the truth is when they see it, plus believe we ALL deserve the facts!
Sierra Corporate Design’s 2004 website, courtesy of the Archive.org
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Sierra Corporate Design is the entity suing two spam activists, who revealed that Jerry Reynolds was the largest spammer on Usenet. Sierra Corporate Design, the company, is owned by Reynolds. Both are located in North Dakota, and Jerry Reynolds was the owner of the sites, Netzilla.com and Sexzilla.com, in the mid to late 90’s. These sites were the largest spammers on Usenet.
Tomorrow, one of these guys being sued has to turn over computers and faces a court appearance in North Dakota (he lives in CA). Therefore the North Dakota court has no jurisdiction over him.