Media Mashup: October 29, 2015




Harris Faulkner: Get A Life

Toy maker Hasbro Inc. wants the world to know it did not model a toy hamster on Fox News Channel anchor Harris Faulkner. But she’s still suing Hasbro.

New York Times: Get It Right!

Jim Epstein of reports: “I’ve spent the last several weeks re-reporting aspects of [Sarah Maslin] Nir’s story and interviewing her sources. Not only did Nir’s coverage broadly mischaracterize the nail salon industry, several of the men and women she spoke with say she misquoted or misrepresented them. In some cases, she interviewed sources without translators despite their poor English skills. When her sources’ testimonies ran counter to her narrative, she omitted them altogether.”

Middle East: Getting It Right Through Pictures

How do an Iraqi comic, an Algerian military recruitment video and a musical sketch from the American TV show “Schoolhouse Rock” illuminate the defining challenge of Arab politics for a generation to come?

Christopher Harper is a longtime journalist, who reported in Europe and the Middle East. He teaches media law and international journalism. Send suggestions and tips to



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