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CNN Reporter Elise Labott Suspended After Biased Refugees Tweet

By linking her CNN article about the Syrian refugee crisis to a tweet where she clearly expresses her opinion on the controversy Labott destroyed her credibility as an objective reporter, and tarnished the reputation of CNN.

George Curry (Former Featured Editor)No Right to Honor the Past? - Shortly before leaving Washington, D.C. last week for New York City to serve as a pallbearer for former New York Times Managing Editor Gerald M. Boyd and to speak at a memorial service for him.
Janera FedrickDefining Civil War - The current debate is whether or not the situation in Iraq should be called a ’civil war.’ On Nov. 25, NBC News decided to use the term ‘civil war’ to refer to the ongoing bloodshed in Iraq.
Stacey SmithGrowth and Expansion at West Virginia University - Description of new plans and construction at WVU in the next few years.
George Curry (Former Featured Editor)Gerald Boyd Deserves Better - Former New York Times Managing Editor Gerald M. Boyd, who died on Thanksgiving Day, was a very close friend, dating back to the early 1970s when we were reporters at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Stacey SmithMPO Makes Beechurst Reconstruction a Priority - The Morgantown Municipal Planning Organization decides that Beechurst needs to be widened but other programs will have to be nixed.
SOP newswireMexico – Investigation of Death of Journalist in Oaxaca (Taken Question) - The Government of Mexico continues its investigation of the death of American journalist Bradley Will, who was killed in Oaxaca on October 27. Our Embassy in Mexico remains in contact with Mexican officials who are conducting this investigation. We look forward to the completion of the investigation, and would encourage all persons with relevant
Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)Who makes the news? Who should make it? - Hot Copy #10 - Journalists need to help the people take back government instead of reinforcing the impression that government belongs to those who can steal it, either by rigging voting machines or gerrymandering voting districts.
SOP newswireTerrorists use media to manipulate American people, Sec Def Rumsfeld says - WASHINGTON " The "center of gravity" in the Iraq war is in America with the American people, not on the battlefield, and the media is a powerful tool that influences the people"s will, Defense Secretary Donald
Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)Self-congratulatory Journalism - Hot Copy #9 - Historians would know for sure, but I’d be willing in my ignorance to make a small wager that a self-congratulatory society is unhealthy.
Krzys WasilewskiHigh Tech Barriers of Journalism - About an uneasy life of foreign correspondents and why modern technology sometimes prevents journalists from writing a really good article.
SOP newswireRice Says Independent Journalism Vital to Democracy - Washington -- Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya “stood for what is best in independent journalism, a willingness to try to get to the truth at whatever cost,” U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the son and colleagues of the slain journalist.
Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)Hot Copy with Del Marbrook - Vol. 7 - There"s a big danger in journalists distracting each other. It"s a kind of dysentery that infects newsrooms.
SOP newswireU.S. Expresses Shock Over Murder of Russian Journalist - The statement points out that 12 journalists were murdered in Russia in the past six years, including an American citizen, Paul Klebnikov, killed on July 9, 2004. The statement calls the intimidation of journalists
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza chats with Laurie Dhue, FOX news - Laurie Dhue joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in September 2000. She serves as a news update anchor as well as host of weekend specials.
Krzys WasilewskiOriana Fallaci: The Fighter - People will remember her as a controversial but talented and honest journalist. Hated and loved, Oriana Fallaci will inspire people for decades.
Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)Is this is it, the debate we deserve? - Two gutsy editors and a publisher may at long last have ignited an
SOP newswireI Pledge Allegiance to Conduct Background Checks on All Political Candidates - Journalists not only have a responsibility to help voters understand candidates and what they stand for, but also a duty to investigate people running for public office, journalist Jerry Hagstrom said August 25 in a Democracy Dialogues webchat.
Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)Bushwhacking the news industry - The need for special knowledge keeps bushwhacking the news industry. Today we need writers who have studied China and the climate. In the past we have needed writers who understand finance or oceanography or oil geology or globalization.
Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)Just whose preserve is journalism? - Challenge assumptions—that’s one of the most prized dicta of journalism—so let’s challenge the assumption that journalism is the preserve of corporate gatekeepers.
Andrew ChienBreak the Law to Break the News - The press may soon have to commit a felony in order to make a commitment to their occupational duties. A major trial is approaching in which the Justice Department asserts that it can charge the recipients of classified material as criminals.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Photographer Wanted at ABC 33/40 - College degree in Journalism, Mass Communications or equivalent work experience. One year TV photojournalism exp. preferred. Send resume and non-returnable tape to: Jean Ziegert, Director of HR, ABC 33/40
Brandon JenningsWhat's all this about the SOP? - Story about the SOP's Mission and why Del Marbrook is glad to be a part of it.
Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)Big Fat Phony Debates - A tiresome and largely phony debate about citizen journalists working the blogosphere is making the rounds. Woe, woe, the cry goes up, how can we trust this unvetted news? Oi veh, how can we survive in an information world without gatekeepers?
Rasha LambaUrban Legend - Kabi Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore - He is the heart and soul of our motherland, ecstacy, philosphy, love and happiness, given us all the feeling of being a human on the other hand.
Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)Where does the best-seller list belong? - Nothing would become newspapers more than reconsidering their fondest conventions. But don’t hold your breath.
Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)Diddling Data, Cooking Books, Spinning Numbers - Numbers don’t lie. Oh yeah. Anytime a public or corporate official tells you that—it’s usually accompanied by, Here it is in black and white—check your wallet. Numbers can and do lie.
SOP newswireUSINFO Webchat features veteran journalist Crocker Snow Jr. - Washington – The late journalist Edward R. Murrow represents the importance of integrity in journalism, Crocker Snow Jr., director of the Edward R. Murrow Center for Public Diplomacy at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, told a State Department hosted online discussion May 16.
Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)Newsroom Shrinkage and the Columnist - The more the Fourth Estate shrinks and absentee bottom-liners squeeze the remnant the more dicey the role of columnists becomes. Most columns are canned. They arrive in newsrooms from syndicates where they?ve been vetted.
SOP newswireGood Reporters Translate, Interpret the News - Many news organizations assign journalists to cover specific areas, either geographic or topical, known as “beats.” This is a term originally used to describe a regular route for a sentry or policeman.
Nikki SavastoneProfile of Janice Kiaski of the Steubenville Herald-Star - Everyone has a story, a piece of them just waiting to be shared. There are also artists who specialize in molding a story into an enchanting tale, taking one person and showcasing their life in a way that allows others to feel acquainted with them.
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