When news commentary crosses the line
NPR fired Juan Williams on Wednesday night for remarks made on TV. CNN's Rick Sanchez also lost his job last month for comments he also made on talk radio. Midmorning asks if the firings were justified, and if mainstream journalists are bending the rules to be more controversial in other media.
- Mark Jurkowitz: associate director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
- Richard Prince: writes the Journal-isms column at the Maynard Institute who follows diversity issues in the media industry.
- Newscut on Juan Williams
- About Project for Excellence in Journlism
- Prince's Journal-isms column
- NPR on Juan Williams