Sun January 2, 2011

The Media Made Itself The Story In 2010

The news media have done more than their share of navel-gazing throughout the years, but 2010 was particularly rich for self-scrutiny. Among other stories, there was extensive coverage of the WikiLeaks documents dumps, the Jon Stewart/Steven Colbert rally in Washington and several dismissals of prominent journalists. And there was extensive coverage of the coverage. Liane Hansen and NPR's David Folkenflik talk about some of the major media stories of 2010.