CNN and the Case of the Missing Phone Call

Over at Politico, Michael Calderone has a good summary of the tumult of events that led Matt Drudge, on the anniversary of 9/11, to link an article heded “BANG, BANG, BANG.” The bottom line of which seems to be that CNN, as a news organization, could probably benefit from a remedial course in “Journalism 101: Getting It First, but First Getting It Right.”

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.