Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Journalism 101 AKA: Why You Should Always Check Your Sources

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 1:26 PM, NJ.Com (the online home for several printed newspaper outlets such as "The Star Ledger", "Today's Sunbeam", and "Cranford Chronicle," to name a few, posted a story stating "Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and John Burzichelli on Wednesday called for the overhaul of NJTV in light of what they say is the public broadcasting station’s latest failure to provide New Jersey residents with important coverage of state news.".

(A screen shot of the article can be seen below -- and clicking it will bring you to the actual page)

Now, this report, quoting sources such as NJ Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan and NJ Assemblyman John Burzichelli, would not be so embarrassing if it had bothered going through the effort of getting a statement from the Public Broadcasting Station. Though, if they had done that, they may have discovered just how wrong Assemblymen Patrick Diegnan and John Burzichelli were.

Here are some clips from NJTV's live broadcast of NJ Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce's memorial service:

Watch Governor Christie Eulogizes Assemblyman Alex DeCroce on PBS. See more from WNJT.

Watch Politicians React to Alex DeCroce's Death on PBS. See more from WNJT.

The full broadcast to come as it becomes available online.

Edit Jan. 12, 2012

Here's the full broadcast version. Video starts at about 27 seconds in.

Watch NJToday Special Report: Governor Christie Eulogizes Alex DeCroce on PBS. See more from WNJT.

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