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Monday, January 30, 2006

MEDIA, "Viewpoints from the Other Side" [WJJG]

On Saturday, I hosted "Viewpoints from the Other Side" with Maywood Trustee Audrey Jaycox. Arnie Bryant had an emergency--a watermain burst in an evidence locker or someting.

Jaycox and I took a few calls. One was from "Tommie" who explained that he had problems with his water bills until the water meter was replaced. It sounded like a big success for the Village of Maywood.

After the call Jaycox told me that "Tommie" was really Maywood director of finance Jason Ervin.

I talked to Ervin later that day and he denied calling the show as "Tommie". I explained that as someone working in media I can't be involved in duping the public.


  • This weekend I also rendered some assistance to the Yarbrough campaign editing and proof reading.

    So, I've gotten involved in the Welch vs. Yarbrough and Yarbrough vs. Moore races.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:52 AM, January 30, 2006  

  • Hey Nyberg,

    Exactly what is your definition of "working in media?"

    By Anonymous Just curious, at 10:44 PM, January 30, 2006  

  • I produce content for Proviso Probe and used to host a radio show.

    The audience needs to trust that I'm not willfully misleading them.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:54 AM, January 31, 2006  

  • You can not be a journalist, and advocate and work on Campaigns at the same time

    when you look at the preamble to the code of Professional Journalism it states

    ...public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist's credibilit

    You are neither Fair nor Comprensive, you are no better than the Muckrakers of the 1920's

    There are also common themes in Jounalistic Ethics, these include

    Objectivity. Something you cleary fail in

    You also have the Harm Limitation Principle

    Recognize that gathering and reporting information may cause harm or discomfort. Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance.

    You are no better than a Tabloid Journalist in this regard...

    You look no farther than the Chicago Tribune Code of Ethics for this

    Staff members may not serve on government bodies or become involved with partisan political organizations

    You also are not politicaly objective as a "Journalist" You are either a Journalist or you are a spokesman, a Flack of sorts

    You are obviously a Flack

    This is why others in the Media have no real respect for you, And Trust me, They have expressed this to me

    By Anonymous That's the Problem, at 6:55 PM, January 31, 2006  

  • I'm not a journalist. I'm a blogger.

    I am open about my allegiances and biases. Readers can make their own decisions.

    How is Proviso Probe not fair and comprehensive? Anybody can come and have her/his say.

    Have I deleted posts simply because I disagree with the position taken?

    What's wrong with being a muckraker?

    Objectivity is bullshit.

    Whom have I harmed?

    And, if you're gonna criticize me for ethics violations, it might be more persuasive if you used your name.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:13 PM, January 31, 2006  

  • "I explained that as someone working in media I can't be involved in duping the public."

    This is what you stated in the orginal post...

    Carl, Carl, Carl, You cant' have your cake and eat it too...

    And BTW, Objectivity is Not Bullshit, it's the cornerstone of JOurnalism, But you wouldn't know that, not being a Journalist

    By Anonymous That's the Problem, at 10:16 PM, January 31, 2006  

  • Are you saying being partisan against corruption is the same as duping the audience?

    Define "objectivity". Is the Chicago Tribune objective? Cuz I can rip the Trib's "journalism" to shreds.

    It seems a tad absurd to be debating the finer points of media ethics with someone whom I assume is an apologist for Moore, Welch, Libka, and the general incompetence and dishonesty in local government.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:30 PM, January 31, 2006  

  • You Can Assume All You wish Carl

    You are talking to someone who spent time in Media In Springfield.

    There is a different btwn being Partisan and being completely slanted and every thing on this blog and everything you print in my paper in Forest Park is dead ass slatned, so for you to say that you are in the Media is Bullshit

    By Anonymous That's the Problem, at 10:45 PM, January 31, 2006  

  • You spent time in media in Springfield. Oooo, I'm impressed.

    There is a different btwn being Partisan and being completely slanted and every thing on this blog and everything you print in my paper in Forest Park is dead ass slatned, so for you to say that you are in the Media is Bullshit

    Everything is "dead ass slanted"?

    How is it slanted? Do you object to other media outlets being slanted?

    BTW, I looked at the entries before this one.

    1. crime might not just pay; it may come with dental benefits
    2. will agreement end landfill stink
    3. two homicides in Maywood
    4. how to deal with unsolicited yardsigns
    5. high school business manager hired away
    6. The verdict: It’s a Mistake
    7. Yarbrough looking for volunteers
    8. improving Proviso Probe
    9. residency checks
    10. does company doing well affect workers?
    11. paying for zoning variance
    12. Melrose Park applies for alley grants

    So 10 of the 12 previous entries lacked a partisan slant by my count. What's your count?

    I'm media because I use a medium (a blog) to convey a message and I have an audience.

    You may not like the medium. You may not like the message. And you may not like Proviso Probe's audience. But those are opinions.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 11:01 PM, January 31, 2006  

  • Do you know what your biggest problem is

    You are an Arrogent Pompous Ass who can not take any constructive Criticism from someone who has been in the business for a while...

    So therefore you are not worth my time for now....

    Unlike you, I have a deadline to meet...

    Enjoy your Desolate existance

    By Anonymous That's the Problem, at 11:17 PM, January 31, 2006  

  • I suppose you might be a local journalist...

    Maybe there is a local journalist that likes to discuss issues by engaging in namecalling and unsupported allegations...

    What did you write that falls into the category of constructive criticism?

    Without an audience any medium is nothing.

    I've created something that resonates with an audience. If you don't like it's not like I'm forcing you to read Proviso Probe or post to Proviso Probe, right?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 11:27 PM, January 31, 2006  

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