Thursday, April 10, 2008

NPR on JTA's 'Exclusive'

Yesterday I posted a podcast that was well done, informative and even a bit funny done by JTA's Ron Kampeas of Sen Barack Obama. They claim it as an "exclusive" interview. Granted no one else was on the call and the Senator most likely didn't give more than one interview to Jewish news services yesterday, but he probably did give a few other interviews during the day.

NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr rants just a bit in the podcast below about the jargon of the current news media. Exclusive, he bitterly explains, used to mean you were the only one with the interview. JTA did well and scored big, but Schorr may argue it wasn't an exclusive and it sure wasn't live.
'Live', 'Exclusive' and Other Media Jargon

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