Tag: Gulf Oil Spill

Damaging the Public Trust

As the enterprise of Journalism shuffles its feet to an uncertain future, and technology hurdles forward at an ever-increasing pace, the relationship between news gathering organizations and the readers who sustain their circulation becomes more and more strained. So when…

Tropical Storm ALEX

Uh-oh. ┬áRight now, it looks like it will head toward South Padre Island and miss the areas of the Gulf affected by the oil spill, but just remember: these often turn northeast, which would put it right in the path…

Intimidation, Pure and Simple

Since the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, media organizations have complained about how access has been tightly controlled by BP. But what if you were just in the area doing some filming, were then approached by a…

BP’s Lobbying Money

Well, we knew this was happening anyway but to read it again makes me a bit stabby. WASHINGTON (CNNMoney.com) — Even before the April 20 explosion on its rig off the Louisiana coast, BP spent millions of dollars lobbying Washington’s…

The BP Oil Widget

Cup of Joe had this on his blog today with some insightful commentary on the BP situation. Those pesky devils at British Petroleum seem to be talking out of the both sides of their mouths today. And it appears their…

The Spill Changes Jindal’s Tune

There’s a pretty good Op-Ed in the Jackson Sun yesterday about Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s change of heart on the whole “government interference” front. From the article …And Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, off whose coast this tragedy is centered,…