NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 05, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(New York: Andrea Mitchell) The resignations of the "New York Times" two top editors, executive editor Howell Raines & his deputy Gerald Boyd, in the wake of a reporting scandal involving Jayson Blair featured; details given about criticisms of Raines; memo from publisher Arthur Sulzberger quoted. [Media analyst Alex JONES- says Raines & Boyd could not lead the way out of the morass.] [Last month, RAINES – says there is no way to catch someone who breaks the rules.] ["New York Times" staffer Jerelle KRAUS- says Raines was “nasty.”] [Former Columbia journalism school dean Thomas GOLDSTEIN- comments.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Former "New York Times" editor Joe Lelyveld’s temporary leadership of the paper noted.
(Chicago: Jim Avila) Americans’ distrust of the media examined; Pew Research Center survey findings on the news media’s image cited; examples of untrue news stories given. [Artist Donald CLEGG, newspaper reader Richard O’CONNOR- explain their mistrust of the media.] [“Rocky Mountain News” editor John TEMPLE- comments on eroded standards at the "New York Times.”] [Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting Steve RENDALL, “Editor & Publisher” magazine editor Greg MITCHELL- comment.]