NBC coverage gives a narrow view of China

Many journalists in China, including USA TODAY's Christine Brennan, have written about the sterile atmosphere on the Olympic Green in the first week caused by the Chinese government's aggressive security measures. That's something a viewer would have known only by omission. Gone were the Sydney pans of happy crowds, replaced by tight shots designed to hide their absence. Full Story »

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Derek Hawkins
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by Derek Hawkins - Oct. 1, 2008

I begin this op-ed intrigued by the angle -- that NBC has sacrificed breadth and quality of coverage for the right to cover the Beijing Olympics. But I leave it thinking the author could have made a much stronger case with more research and stronger evidence. Perhaps it's an issue of length. If USA Today would have budgeted another 300-500 words the issue could have been examined more thoroughly.

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Oct. 1, 2008

An opinion piece that started out well enough then ended up nowhere. More data to support the author's contention were sorely needed. Thanks to my lovely wife's fascination with Olympic events, the TV is tuned to prime-time coverage every night. My take is--that even with all the bells and whistles of the new wide screen high definition TV--NBC's coverage is boring as Hell.

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Oct. 1, 2008
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