Indie Reporting Bucks Big Papers’ ‘Bottom-Line Interests’

Jeff Cohen journalism student Christopher Lisee has a blog post (myxomatosis, 2/27/09) with video of an independent reporter’s question to University of Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun. Asked to justify his being the “highest-paid state employee” during “a $2 billion budget deficit,” the coach’s belligerent response–“my best advice to you… shut up”–has the questioner responding that “if these [other journalists present] covered this stuff I wouldn’t have to do it.” Which in turn is met by audible jeers of “oh give us a break.” But Lisee tells us questioner Ken Krayeske actually “prodded the mainstream media into action.” Lisee follows […]