Press 2003

Los Angeles Times: “California; Governor’s Wins Leave Deficit on Hold; Political triumphs haven’t made problems go away. The state’s credit has sagged further and financial pressure has increased,” by Joe Mathews and Peter Nicholas, December 21, 2003.

Sacramento Bee: “Election hasn’t harmed governor’s marketability,” by Gary Delsohn, December 19, 2003.

Agence France Presse: “Jackson and Bryant led celebrity procession into courtroom spotlight,” by Marc Lavine, December 15, 2003.

The Observer: “Jackson arrest coverage shows its true colours: Reminiscent of the OJ trial, the US media are dividing into pro and anti Jasckson camps along race lines,” by Boyd Farrow, December 7, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Looking for ‘real’; The quest for authenticity led to the Renaissance, prompted the journey to the New World and inspired Thoreau. Now it’s all about buying a better life,” by Gina Piccalo, December 6, 2003.

Marketplace report: “National unifying ideas of public relations professionals,” anchor David Brown, December 5, 2003.

Independent Weekly (Durham, NC): “Copywrong: Copyright laws are stifling art, but the public domain can save us,” by Fiona Morgan, December 3, 2003.

Los Angeles Daily News: “Disney’s departure leaves Eisner in control,” by Greg Hernandez, December 2, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Eisner Likely to Weather This Latest Storm: The Disney chairman’s mastery of boardroom politics, as well as the lack of an heir apparent, makes him tough to replace, analysts say,” by Meg James, December 1, 2003.

NBC Nightly News story: “Controversy over media coverage of Iraq war.” Anchor John Seigenthaler; reporter James Hattori, November 29, 2003.

All Things Considered story: “California posed to repeal law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses,” by Ina Jaffe, November 25, 2003.

New York Times: “Technological Dub Erases a Bush Flub for a Republican Ad,” by Jim Rutenberg, November 24, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Schwarzenegger’s Populist Beliefs Guide His Strategy: Planned initiatives would give voters a voice and afford him leverage over lawmakers,” by Joe Mathews, November 24, 2003.

Sunday Times (London): “Girl surfer offered new arm for shark-bite story,” by Sarah Baxter, November 23, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Menage a Trois La La La La,” by Steve Lopez, November 23, 2003.

San Diego Union-Tribune: “Special canned, but media can’t get enough of the Jackson saga,” by Robert P. Laurence.

Associated Press: “News Networks Blanket Jackson Story,” by David Bauder, November 20, 2003.

The Hill: “Tauzin edges closer to L.A.: Insiders say energy compromise will hasten departure,” by Jonathan E. Kaplan, November 18, 2003.

Daily News of Los Angeles: “Southland Residents Vividly Recall Where They Were,” by Michael Gougis, November 16, 2003.

Daily News of Los Angeles: “Judgment Day; Will Arnold the Governor live up to Arnold the myth?” by Mariel Garza, November 16, 2003.

New York Times: “TV Producer Starts Campaign To Register Young Voters for ’04,” by Jennifer Lee, November 14, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Two DVDs That Have a Flip Side: Schwarzenegger discs fuel his movie career but their interviews may be risque for a governor,” by Joe Mathews, November 14, 2003.

Sacramento Business Journal: “TV news outlets flock to capital to cover state politics,” by Mark Larson, November 10, 2003.

Boston Globe: “The hurdles in telling a story and a story: Films about journalism are rarely successful. Will ‘Glass’ be different?” by Mark Jurkowitz, November 9, 2003. report: “Mainstreaming the Media Movement,” by Danny Schechter, November 6, 2003.

CBS Morning News story: “Reagans: Battle in A Culture War?,” by Joel Arak, November 5, 2003.

Salon: “Craven Broadcasting System: TV big shots and politicians blast CBS for its cowardly decision to yank the Ronald Reagan miniseries,” by Rebecca Traister, November 5, 2003.

USA Today: “Conservatives cheer miniseries cancellation,” by Bill Nichols, November 5, 2003.

The Hill: “Hill nixed CBS drama on Reagan,” by Jonathan E. Kaplan, November 5, 2003.

The News with Brian Williams story (CNBC): “CBS will not air ‘The Reagans,.” Anchor, Brian Williams; Mike Taibbi reporting, November 4, 2003.

MSNBC story: Countdown for November 4, 2003.

NBC Nightly News story: “Many question why CBS dumped ‘The reagans’ miniseries from prime-time schedule.” Anchor, Tom Brokaw; Mike Taibbi reporting, November 4, 2003.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Recall shows value of political coverage,” by Chellie Pingree, October 23, 2003.

Orange County Register: “Energized liberals give conservatives a taste of their own tactics,” by Paul Hodgins, October 24, 2003.

Reuters: “Media outlets clash over Smart story: Networks and publishers vie to tell the kidnap victim’s story,” October 24, 2003.

Associated Press: “Schwarzenegger Allegations Linger,” by Beth Fouhy, October 24, 2003.

USA Today: “Bush team sees opportunity in California,” by Judy Keen, October 24, 2003.

Electronic Media: “Study: Stations dropped ball in election coverage,” by Daisy Whitney, October 21, 2002

US News & World Report cover story: “The Beat of Their Own Drummers: Schwarzenegger’s long-term impact remains to be seen,” by Betsy Streisand, October 20, 2003.

Long Beach Press Telegram: “Can Schwarzenegger deliver: For new leader to live up to promises he has to act as never before,” by Rick Orlov, October 11, 2003.

Riverside Press-Enterprise: “Next act: Famous wear political hats; Celebrities: The victory by Schwarzenegger says entertainers can run for office — and prevail,” by Mark Kendall, October 12, 2003.

Associated Press: “Schwarzenegger’s campaign: 62 days that reshaped a state,” by Erica Werner, October 11, 2003.

Hollywood Reporter: “Prod’n starts on Arnold’s next big role,” by Peter Kiefer and Jesse Hiestand, October 9, 2003.

Orange County Register: “Democrats think ahead: State Democrats talk compromise during a wait-and-see period, plot strategy and prepare for a possible partisan ‘war,'” by Peter Larsen, Hanh Kim Quach, and Dena Bunis, October 9, 2003.

Boston Globe: “Gubernatorial Aftershocks: Ripple effect from Schwarzenegger win unclear,” by Peter S. Canellos, October 9, 2003.

San Francisco Chronicle: “Times faces lingering feelings of bias; Schwarzenegger backers still angry over gropings,” by James Sterngold, October 9, 2003.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Other Stars Eyeing Sequels,” by Ron Weiskind, October 9, 2003.

Washington Post: “The Recall Show With Jay Leno,” by Sharon Waxman, October 9, 2003.

CBS Evening News report: “Schwarzenegger’s handling of the media and the media’s coverage of him,” anchor, Dan Rather; reporter, Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2003.

UPI Hollywood Reporter: “Analysis: After the recall,” by Pat Nason, October 8, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “The Recall Election; The New Governor; So Familiar Yet So Unknown,” by Joe Mathews, October 8, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Regarding Media: It’s over, and we’re spent,” by Tim Rutten, October 8, 2003.

Nightline report (ABC): “‘The Mud Pit,’ the California recall election,” anchor Chris Bury; Linda Douglass reporting, October 6, 2003.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial (Missouri): “That’s (Not) Entertainment,” October 6, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Star Power, Unusual Election Attract TV Networks; News anchors, celebrity journalists converge on state. Schwarzenegger steps up his television interviews with a prime-time appearance,” by Elizabeth Jensen, October 6, 2003.

New York Times: “Onstage Attack Casts Pall Over Las Vegas Strip,” by Mireya Navarro and Laura M. Holson, October 6, 2003.

Maclean’s: “Total Recall: With California’s bizarre campaign in full swing, voters try to make sense of a long list of contenders. Can this show have a Hollywood ending?” by Jonathon Gatehouse, October 6, 2003.

Chicago Tribune: “Recall show goes into prime time; With the campaign in countdown mode, Californians are being bombarded with radio and TV ads in a critical sprint to the finish,” by Michael Martinez, October 5, 2003.

San Jose Mercury News: “Taking Charge,” by Dion Nissenbaum and Eric Nalder, October 5, 2003.

Boston Globe: “California TV’s surprising coverage,” by Thomas Oliphant, October 5, 2003.

Sunday Morning report (CBS): “California recall election may not yet be through with bizarreness,” anchor, Charles Osgood; reporter, Jerry Bowen, October 5, 2003.

San Diego Union: “Recall gets major coverage,” by Ed Mendel, October 4, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “The Recall Campaign; The Homestretch; Celebrity Campaign Sticks to the Script; Schwarzenegger is thronged wherever he goes, but he avoids fielding questions,” by Faye Fiore, October 4, 2003.

NBC News story: “The sexual indiscretions of political candidates and the impact on their campaigns,” Shellee Smith reporting, October 4, 2003.

World News Tonight with Peter Jennigs (ABC): “Home Stretch Recall Election,” anchor, Peter Jennings; reporter, Linda Douglass, October 3, 2003.

CBS Morning News story: “Arnold Schwarzenegger makes public apology to women to whom he may have made unwanted sexual advances,” by Susan McGinnis and Jerry Bowen, October 3, 2003.

The News with Brian Williams (CNBC): “New accusations against California recall candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger,” October 3, 2003.

The Washington Post: “For the Right, Bad News Day or Media Bias? Conservatives See More Than Coincidence in Recent Snoops,” by Howard Kurtz, October 3, 2003.

Countdown (MSNBC): October 3, 2003.

NBC Nightly News story: “Arnold Schwarzenegger defends himself against charges of sexual harassment and reports about his admiring Hitler,” Tom Brokaw, anchor; George Lewis reporting; October 3, 2002.

USA Today: “Hype & Glory: Recall election takes another turn,” by Walter Shapiro, October 3, 2003.

Morning Edition (NPR) news story: “New campaign contribution limits in California were supposed to rein in the influence of special interests, but have not succeeded,” Bob Edwards, anchor; Elaine Korry reporter, October 3, 2003.

Orange County Register: “Schwarzenegger fallout uncertain,” by Martin Wisckol and Dena Bunis, October 3, 2003.

CBS Evening News report: “Arnold Schwarzenegger makes public apology to women he may have made unwanted sexual advances toward,” anchor, Dan Rather; Jerry Bowen reporting; October 2, 2003.

New York Times: “The News Media: TV’s Hot Glare Makes Odd Campaign Even Odder,” by Jim Rutenberg, October 1, 2003.

Daily Trojan: “Talk show host plays ‘Hardball’,” by Sushma Subramanian, October 1, 2003.

Agence France Presse report: “‘Govern-ator’ sheds sex, drugs, rock’n roll charges to surge in polls,” by Marc Lavine, October 1, 2003.

The Hill: “Politicos go West, raise money in Hollywood; West Coast moguls are now adding political celebrities to their entourages,” by Jonathan E. Kaplan, October 1, 2003.

USA Today: “‘ER’ goes on, while Wyle goes away for a while,” by Bill Keveney, October 1, 2003.

Public Health Communicator: “Educating Through Entertaining,” Third Quarter 2003.

Good Morning America (ABC) report: “California recall election update on latest polls,” Diane Sawyer, anchor; Jake Tapper reporting, September 29, 2003.

Associated Press story: “California Recall is TV’s Obsession,” by Lynn Elber, September 29, 2003.

Associated Press Quote of the Day: “Notes and Quotes From the Calif. Recall,” September 27, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Republican Strategists Eyeing Dennis Miller for State Politics,” by Joe Mathews, September 27, 2003.

Capitol Hill Hearing Testimony: “Martin Kaplan announces USC Walter Cronkite Award Winners,” September 23, 2003

Connect the Dots Radio Interview (KPFK): Lila Garrett interviews Martin Kaplan about the Norman Lear Center, September 22, 2003.

The California Report radio interview (KQED): “Recall Update: The Recall as Entertainment,” host, Angie Coiro; reporter, Alex Cohen, September 22, 2003.

Orange County Register: “Capitalizing on celebrity: Throughout his colorful life, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been a winner. Can he win one more time?” by John Gittelsohn, September 21, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Schwarzenegger’s Defense: The Truth Was Stretched,” by Joe Mathews, September 21, 2003.

San Jose Mercury News: “Sprint suddenly looks like a marathon,” by Scott Herhold, September 20, 2003.

National Public Radio story: “Copycat fashions,” anchor Renee Montagne; reporter, Rick Karr, September 18, 2003.

San Jose Mercury News: “Top Democrats seek to help Davis — and themselves,” by Laura Kurtzman, September 18, 2003.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Rant Radio, Tirade TV is the Rage When Debate is a Fight Everyboy is a Loser,” by Ellen Goodman, September 17, 2003.

Agence France Presse: “Shock California polls delay boosts governor, deals blow to Schwarzenegger,” by Marc Lavine, September 16, 2003.

Communications Daily: “Broadcasters see no immediate impact from Cal. election delay,” September 16, 2003.

Sunday Morning report (CBS): “The cult of celebrity has a firm grip on Americans,” Anchor, Charles Osgood; reporter, Bill Whitaker, September 14, 2003.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: “Fall TV Preview: The Tao of Archie,” by Neal Justin, September 14, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Regarding Media: Airwave advantage might be fading out,” by Tim Rutten, September 10, 2003.

The Reality of Reality (Bravo) interview: “How Real is Real,” September 8, 2003.

Talk of the City (KPCC) radio interview: “Campaign Theme Songs,” September 5, 2003.

The Washington Post: “Media Change Calif. Campaign: Focus in Recall Is on News, Events — Not Advertising,” by Dan Balz and William Booth, September 2, 2003.

Business 2.0: “Why the Great American Brands are Doing Lunch,” by Betsy Streisand, September 2003.

Television Business Report’s epaper: McCain’s “Our Democracy, Our Airwaves” Act, August 31, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “KOCE’s Future Role to Affect Its Sale; Christian broadcasters with money vie with a public partnership that has less. Then there’s the question: Should the sale be for top dollar?” by Jeff Gottlieb, August 24, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “National Hopefuls Eclipsed by Recall; California’s Oct. 7 vote is stealing the limelight from Democratic presidential campaigns,” by Mark Z. Barabak, August 23, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Agent Won’t Take Star’s Call to Join Campaign: Schwarzenegger had said CAA endorsed his run for governor. The firm denies it,” by Joe Matthews and Michael Cieply, August 23, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “The Recall Campaign — Schwarzenegger Is Slow to Reach Out: The candidate’s absence from Republican bastions is frustrating potential supporters,” by Joe Matthews, August 20, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Mobilizing the Machine: Schwarzenegger is harnessing his talent agents and Hollywood contacts to raise funds and rally the electorate,” by Claudia Eller, August 20, 2003.

Omaha World-Herald: “Buffett’s candor may cost Arnold,” by Michael Kelly, August 19, 2003.

Christian Science Monitor: “His image is Herculean, but is he wispy on issues?” by Liz Marlantes, August 19, 2003.

The Hollywood Reporter: “Recall a boon for Calif. TV stations: Election ad spending expected to buoy state’s largest b/cast markets,” by Jesse Hiestand, August 18, 2003.

Copley News Service report: “Nation and world marvel at ‘wacky’ political circus,” by Philip J. LaVelle, August 18, 2003.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune: “Election now ultimate ‘reality show:’ Recall campaign has become a hit around the world,” by Valerie Kuklenski, August 18, 2003.

Broadcasting & Cable: “Calif. TV Loves a Recall: Great Story, Great CPMs,” by Dan Trigoboff, August 18, 2003.

The Press-Enterprise (California): “Dean finding help online — VOTE: The presidential hopeful uses the Internet to connect with his Inland supporters,” by Michael Fisher, August 17, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Regarding Media: Unwelcome light from Buffett’s star,” by Tim Rutten, August 16, 2003.

Christian Science Monitor: “Recall: Travesty of democracy or benign safety valve?” by Linda Feldmann, August 15, 2003.

Today Show interview: Marty Kaplan discusses the California gubernatorial recall campaign, August 15, 2003.

Agence France Presse: “‘Hasta la vista, baby’: Arnie’s movies knocked off TV during campaign,” by Marc Lavine, August 14, 2003.

The Washington Times: “Schwarzenegger’s run ‘taking heat off’ Bush,” by Stephen Dinan, August 13, 2003.

San Francisco Chronicle op-ed: “Getting Out the Vote: The Media and the Circus,” by Martin Kaplan, August 13, 2003.

CNN NewsNight with Aaron Brown: Martin Kaplan comments on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s political strategy in a report by Dan Lothian, August 13, 2003.

The Daily News of Los Angeles: “Hype blamed in box office bombs! Overexposed stars, lack of story leading to expensive losses for major studios,” by Greg Hernandez, August 12, 2003.

The News with Brian Williams report (CNBC): Martin Kaplan comments on Schwarzenegger’s campaign in a report by George Lewis, August 12, 2003.

St. Paul Pioneer Press: “Laura Billings: California voters deserve answers from Arnold,” by Laura Billings, August 12, 2003.

Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO): “Credits Roll on California,” by Paul Campos, August 12, 2003.

The Hollywood Reporter: “Crack political team set to get Arnold up to speed,” by Jesse Hiestand, August 11, 2003.

CNBC Business Center interview: Martin Kaplan offers comments to Jerry Cobb on the unprecedented media coverage of California’s gubernatorial race, August 11, 2003.

The Australian: “Is the Governator ready for his close-up?” by Tony Allen-Mills, August 11, 2003.

The New York Times: “Ideas & Trends: Staging Politics as Entertainment,” by Bernard Weinraub, August 10, 2003.

Sunday Times (London): “Machine politics,” by Tony Allen-Mills, August 10, 2003.

Dateline NBC interview: Josh Mankiewicz interviews Martin Kaplan in a report on Arnold Schwarzenegger and the recall election, August 10, 2003.

CNN interview: Kelly Wallace interviews Martin Kaplan about California’s recall election, August 9, 2003.

Kansas City Star: “Recall creates political circus in California,” by Shashank Bengali, August 9, 2003.

San Jose Mercury News: “Ueberroth casts self as ‘serious leader,’ could pose threat to Arnold,” by Mary Anne Ostrom, August 9, 2003.

The Washington Post: “Davis’s Party Support Fading; Democrats Criticize Governor, Join Race,” by David Von Drehle and Rene Sanchez, August 8, 2003.

World News Tonight with Peter Jennings report (ABC): Martin Kaplan weighs in on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s gubernatorial campaign in a report by Judy Muller, August 8, 2003.

The Daily News of Los Angeles: “And Taking Center Stage is . . . Nearly Everybody,” by Michael Gougis, August 8, 2003.

The Daily News of Los Angeles: “Is Arnold Strong Enough in Long Run?” by Rick Orlov, August 8, 2003.

The Daily News of Los Angeles: “Arnold finds familiar role with politics,” by Helen Gao, August 8, 2003.

Agence France Presse: “Schwarzenegger is candidate in ‘Total Recall’ vote,” by Maria Lorente, August 8, 2003.

Day to Day interview (National Public Radio): Madeleine Brand interviews Martin Kaplan about Republican actors running for office more than Democratic actors,” Augusts 8, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “The Recall Campaign; Campaign is the Ultimate Reality Show; With Schwarzenegger, the race is a ‘wall-to-wall’ media spectacle. But will excite trump insight?” by Peter Nicholas and Megan Garvey, by August 8, 2003.

Edmonton Sun (Alberta, Canada): “Strange Bedfellows; Politics as Showbiz Proves Big Hit on TV,” August 8, 2003.

Chicago Tribune: “2 Democrats defy Davis, enter race; But Issa, who led the recall drive, says he won’t run,” by Vincent J. Schodolski, August 8, 2003.Agence France Presse: “Schwarzenegger targets California governor as campaign gears up,” by Marc Lavine, August 7, 2003.

The Hollywood Reporter:
“Arnold’s the running man: Schwarzenegger enters race for governor,” by Nicole Sperling, August 7, 2003.

The Hollywood Reporter: “D.C. caucus goes H’wood to discuss showbiz future: Frustrations aired at 1st L.A. meet,” by Jesse Hiestand, August 7, 2003.

The Washington Times (UPI): “Analysis: Schwarzenerrer’s new role,” by Pat Nason, August 7, 2003.

Agence France Presse: “Democrats break ranks with embattled California governor,” August 7, 2003.

Chicago Tribune: “Total Recall: Ready for their closeup,” August 7, 2003.

The Boston Globe: “Candidates are Staying up Late: Talk Shows Are Seen as a Venue to Woo Voters,” by Mark Jurkowitz, August 6, 2003.

Associated Press: “Thank God for Fox,” by Kristen Wyatt, August 4, 2003.

The Political Standard: “Senate Commerce Committee Examines the Role of Broadcasters’ Public Interest Obligations,” August 2003.

Political Finance, The Newsletter: “Proposed broadcast industry tax could put cash in re-election campaigns,” by Edward Zuckerman, August 2003.

To the Point report (KCRW radio): Warren Olney reports on a Lear Center study which found that local news ignores campaigns and elections, July 29, 2003.

Washington Post: “Candidates on Air: More For Ads Than News,” by Brian Faler, July 28, 2003.

New York Times: “Hey There, Couch Potatoes: Hot Enough for You?” by Patricia Leigh Brown, July 27, 2003.

Los Angeles Times:“Regarding Media; A need to vote with the remote,” by Tim Rutten, July 26, 2003.

National Journal’s CongressDaily: “McCain Wants To Require Minimum Campaign Coverage,” July 23, 2003.

New York Daily News: “Arnold pumped up on Calif. gov race,” by Helen Kennedy, July 15, 2003.

New York Times: “When Jenny Dumped Benny,” by Laura M. Holson, July 14, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Regarding Media: A mighty rhetorical change,” by Tim Rutten, July 9, 2003.

San Jose Mercury News: “Actor seeks ‘total recall’ with eye on top office: Possible ‘Governator?’ Schwarzenegger stumping as he promotes new film,” by Laura Kurtzman, July 2, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Familiarity Breeds Support for Bronfman’s Vivendi Bid; Universal executives see their former chief as the least disruptive among the would-be acquirers of the entertainment firm,” by Richard Verrier, June 30, 2003.

Week in Review with Bill Rosendahl: Martin Kaplan joins Gloria Allred, Marc Cooper, Arianna Huffington, and Dick Rosengarten in a discussion about the FCC lifting ownership caps, July 2, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Now you see her … everywhere: She’s been out of the public eye for six years, but the Demi Moore publicity machine is working full throttle again,” by Lynn Smith, June 28, 2003.

AScribe Newswire: June 23, 2003.

New York Times: “Hollywood Defections Leave Agency Low on Tinsel,” by Laura M. Holson, June 9, 2003.

Los Angeles Times op-ed: “Bush’s Scorched-Earth Campaign: Politics drives policy as the White House seeks to knock out the Democratic Party,” by Neal Gabler, June 8, 2003.

The San Francisco Chronicle: “Gray Lady’s troubles shake many circles; Newsrooms to boardrooms feel impact,” by Marc Sandalow, June 6, 2003.

New York Times op-ed: “When the Boss Becomes an Icon,” by Neal Gabler, June 6, 2003.

The Oregonian: “FCC Watch,” featuring an excerpt from an Op-Ed by Martin Kaplan, June 6, 2003.

Newsday (New York): “Who Owns TV? FCC to Rule; Proposal to relax curbs on media cross-ownership to be heard today,” by Noel Holston, June 2, 2003.

Christian Science Monitor op-ed: “The ‘local’ in local TV is in danger,” by Martin Kaplan, June 2, 2003.

UPGRADE: “The Rediscovery of the Commons,” by David Bollier, June 2003.

Business Wire: “WMUR-TV Begins Commitment to 2004 Political Coverage,” April 11, 2003

Public Broadcasting Report: ” Statewide producer/reporter Mike Tobias was chosen for U. of Southern Cal.’s Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for excellence in political journalism,” April 4, 2003

Los Angeles Times: “Rewriting the Rules; Synergies Emerge in TV Duopolies; The merging of two stations benefits operations, but some fear viewers will lose,” by Greg Braxton, May 30, 2003.

Nightline report: “‘Media, Inc.’, is it in the public interest?” Ted Koppel, anchor; reported by Lisa Stark, May 28, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Ripples of Blair affair widely felt,” by Tim Rutten, May 21, 2003.

Life & Times interview (KCET): Val Zavala and Jess Marlow interview Martin Kaplan about an imminent FCC ruling,” May 13, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Reporter Fabricated, Plagiarized Stories, N.Y. Times Says; Jayson Blair’s work is a ‘huge black eye’ and an ‘abrogation of trust,’ the paper’s publisher says,” by John J. Goldman and Josh Getlin, May 11, 2003.

PR Newswire: “Hearst-Argyle wins second consecutive Walter Cronkite Award,” May 2, 2003

Los Angeles Times: “Porn Spam? No Thanks, Ma’am: Click Open, Scan, Delete, Repeat,” by Steve Lopez, April 30, 2003.

Los Angeles Times Letter to the Editor: “This ‘Reality’ Show May Have Too Much ‘Juice,'” by Martin Kaplan, April 27, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “O.J. Simpson May Be TV’s Newest ‘Reality’ Program; A Texas-based network is considering a series showing clips of the former football star,” by Greg Braxton, April 24, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “War with Iraq: U.S. Nightly News Shows to Make Their Iraqi Television Debut. Some fear the White House-backed program espousing a free press will create a backlash,” by Josh Getlin, April 15, 2003.

Broadcasting and Cable: “Broadcaster of the Year: Hearst-Argyle’s David Barrett: Good News, Good Guy,” by Steve McClellan,” April 12, 2004

Business Wire: April 11, 2003

Los Angeles Times: “On TV: Coverage you can count on, if in the chosen demographic,” by Brian Lowry, April 9, 2003.

USC Chronicle: “The Most Coveted Market,” April 7, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Regarding Media: A 24/7 war pulls viewers to cable news,” by Tim Rutten, April 5, 2003.

Albuquerque Journal: “KOAT wins Cronkite Award,” April 5, 2003.

American Journalism Review: “High Anxiety,” by Lori Robertson, April 2003.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report: “Catching Up,” by Tim Cuprisin, March 31, 2003.

Green Bay Press-Gazette: “War was never seen through so many windows,” March 29, 2003.

National Public Radio Morning Edition report: “War rhetoric,” reported by Andy Bowers, March 26, 2003.

TelevisionWeek: “Annenberg Announces Political Journalism Winners,” March 24, 2003.

Omaha World Herald:
March 24, 2003.

The Boston Herald: “Arts & TV in Breif,” March 20, 2003.

Wisconsin State Journal report: “Wisconsin Public TV Wins Award for Gubernatorial Campaign Coverage,” March 19, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Regarding Media: Online commentators are seizing the moment,” by Tim Rutten, March 19, 2003.

The Dallas Morning News: “WFAA-TV’s election coverage garners award,” by Manuel Mendoza, March 18, 2003.

The Hotline: March 18, 2003

The Californian: “KSBW’s group wins broadcast award,” March 18, 2003.

Capital Times report: ” Wisconsin Public Television wins national USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for its coverage of the 2002 Wisconsin political campaigns,” March 18, 2003.

Broadcasting & Cable: “USC Annenberg will today unveil winners of its Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism awards,” March 17, 2003.

City News Service report: March 17, 2003.

Daily Variety: “Oscar contenders pay homage to classic cinema,” by Neal Gabler, March 14, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “On Smart Story, Iraq-Weary Media Embrace ‘Good News for a Change,'” by Elizabeth Jensen and Elaine Dutka, March 14, 2003.

AScribe Newswire: “USC Annenberg Announces 2003 Winners of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, March 14, 2003.

Netpolitique interview: Interview with David Bollier about Netpolitik, March 2003.

Marketplace radio interview: David Brancaccio asks Martin Kaplan about TV ratings and the popularity of reality shows, February 26, 2003.

San Diego Union-Tribune: “The real truth: Reality shows taking a huge bite out of TV,” by Robert P. Laurence, February 16, 2003.

Associated Press: “Larry King Fights for Ratings Supremacy,” by David Bauder, February 9, 2003.

Canadian Television News Interview: Marty Kaplan is interviewed about stars getting mixed reviews for speaking out against war with Iraq, February 8, 2003.

New York Daily News: “Dangerous obsession: Shameless lust for fame and the spectacle of public humiliation drive reality TV,” by Wayne Robins, February 2, 2003.

NPR Radio Interview: Neal Gabler discusses the impact of reality TV on American culture on Talk of the Nation, January 29, 2003.

USA Today: “‘Idol’ producers busily trying to keep the franchise fresh,” by Bill Keveney, January 28, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “In reality, there’s really no such thing as bad buzz,” by Brian Lowry, January 20, 2003.

Daily Variety: “The Culture of Movies: Current crop of films borrow from, and pay homage to, classic cinema,” by Neal Gabler, January 17, 2003.

New York Times op-ed: “The World Still Watches America: TV exports may struggle, but U.S. movies still rule global culture,” by Neal Gabler, January 9, 2003.

Los Angeles Times: “Regarding Media: African Americans at the top: Where is coverage and context?” by Tim Rutten, January 4, 2003.