Dust-Up: Rumor romp

Blogger Luke Ford and KTLA reporter Eric Spillman debate ethics, credibility and high-profile snafus in the changing media environment.

  • Rumor romp

    What is the difference between news and gossip? Is the distinction changing? All this week, blogger Luke Ford and KTLA reporter Eric Spillman debate ethics, credibility and high-profile snafus in the changing media environment.

  • The lives of others

    In the days after Mayor Villaraigosa announced that he and his wife were divorcing, did the media press hard enough to uncover details about the circumstances of the breakup? All this week, blogger Luke Ford and KTLA reporter Eric Spillman debate ethics, credibility and high-profile snafus in...

  • Who makes news that's fit to print?

    Has the breaking-news function of major media changed from breaking news to giving a stamp of authority to news that's already known? All this week, blogger Luke Ford and KTLA reporter Eric Spillman debate ethics, credibility and high-profile snafus in the changing media environment.

  • Reporting shades of truth

    How should media organizations deal with assertions by public figures that they know or strongly suspect to be deceptive? All this week, blogger Luke Ford and KTLA reporter Eric Spillman debate ethics, credibility and high-profile snafus in the changing media environment

  • Getting the story crooked

    What story has been most screwed up by the mainstream media in the last ten years? What's been most screwed up by blogs? All this week, blogger Luke Ford and KTLA reporter Eric Spillman debate ethics, credibility and high-profile snafus in the changing media environment.

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