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October 2010

For Members Only - TuneIN Online

The latest back issues of INBA's newsletter, the TuneIN, are now online for members.  To access the members-only section, log in with your user name and password in the area on the top right of the site.  Need a login, or having trouble?  Contact Jim Gee with the e-mail address you used to register with INBA, and we'll get you set up!

NYC Reaches Financial Settlement with Bloggers Denied NYPD Press Credentials

These bloggers are getting some big bucks, after they were denied press credentials by the NYPD.

Read the story here.

Paying for Home Video

From TVNewser ...
The rescued Chilean miners are beginning to talk to U.S. TV networks, which means the payments in the form of licensing agreements have begun. NBCs Natalie Morales, who arrived in Chile more than a week ago, got interviews over the weekend with two of the rescued miners, Carlos Barrios and Victor Zamora, 13th and 14th out of the mine.

TVNewser has learned NBC News paid a licensing fee for videos Zamora and Barrios took from inside the capsule as it ascended to the surface. The network also paid for video from Zamoras 34th birthday party celebrated by his family in his absence. Morales mentioned the licensing agreement in the on-camera tag of her live report on Today.

Rights of a candidate vs web reporter

From (Anchorage Daily News) - abridged...

The editor of the Alaska Dispatch website was arrested by U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller's private security guards Sunday as the editor attempted to interview Miller at the end of a public event in an Anchorage school.

Tony Hopfinger was handcuffed by the guards and detained in a hallway at Central Middle School until Anchorage police came and told the guards to release Hopfinger.

Hopfinger has not been charged but the owner of the Drop Zone, the private security firm that's been providing Miller's security, accused Hopfinger of trespassing at the public event, a town hall sponsored by the Miller campaign. The owner, William Fulton, also said Hopfinger assaulted a man by shoving him.

Anchorage Police who responded to the call said they would leave it to the District Attorney's office to decide whether to prosecute. They spent more than an hour taking statements, then left.

Intergrity of Journalism

In an interview with David Gergen, published in Parade, former NY governor Eliot Spitzer had the following to say about the current state of journalism. He references his new show on CNN, which begins Monday (October 4).

"Over the past 20 years, the integrity of journalism as reporting has been lost. What we now have is journalistic advocacy, which has diminished the quality of news. I will be a commentator who will try very hard to present fact as fact; opinion will be clearly denoted as opinion."


The INBA Code of Ethics, calls for journalists "to label clearly all broadcast opinion and commentary."