CBS still covering up

Katie Couric’s podcast commentary on Barack Obama [“Is America ready to elect a president who grew up praying in a mosque?”] has been removed from CBSnews.com and replaced by an extensively edited text-only version that highlights new wording while giving no indication of what was removed. [jadegreen, however, compares the edited commentary with the original […]

CBS bungles the Couric plagiarism case

Three days ago, I commented that CBS appeared to be trying to sweep the Katie Couric broadcast/podcast incident under the carpet. We now know more of the story, and it again calls into question the ethical standards at CBS, coming in the same week as the company’s obvious reluctance to fire shock jock Don Imus despite his having made racist/sexist insults […]

CBS under cloud after pulling Couric podcast

CBSnews.com has pulled the April 4 edition of a daily video podcast by its very high profile news anchor Katie Couric, under circumstances that have to raise eyebrows. CBS says there was an “omission” in failing to acknowledge that “much of the material” in Katie’s Notebook came from a column by Jeffrey Zaslow in the Wall […]

Happy Podcampers in NYC

C-NET’s Caroline McCarthy reports on yesterday’s free PodCamp in New York City. PodCamp drew hundreds of podcasters to hear and watch presentations created by the “unconference” participants themselves. All in all, the panels and lectures at PodCampNYC – more than 90 of them – were just about as niche-oriented as they could get. There were talks about […]