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FJOTD: Kermit The Frog

Hi all! Today’s Fictional Journalist of the Day is our first one of the nonhuman sort. His name? Kermit the Frog! He’s had a wonderful, wonderful career with Sesame Street News and in our opinion, is probably one of the best frog reporters ever!

It's not easy being green.. and a reporter!

More on Kermit after the jump! First, our links:

Pulitzers are out! Washington Post grabs six, and the NY Times takes home two. (Pulitzer.org)

CBS is thinking of using CNN while reporting… is that lazy or economical? (NY Times)

Don’t pay to learn how to be an entrepreneurial journalist, it’s all online! (Be Successful News)

This whole covering the negatives thing during the presidential primaries is really getting the people at Baylor kind of down. Well, not really, but they are discussing it! (Baylor)

Sure, anyone can participate in citizen journalism. Teaching it on the classroom, however? That might be a little more tough. (MediaShift Idea Lab)

The Tupac-Diddy story we told you about from the LA times has been officially retracted… finally. (LA Times)

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LA Times apologizes; Diddy didn’t done did Pac!

That’s a Big Pac!

We’re a little late on this (sorry, tech reasons), but after the Los Angeles Times reported recently that the death of rapper Tupac Shakur was the result of an ordered hit by Bad Boy exec Sean Combs Puff Daddy P. Diddy Walter Lee Younger Diddy (but still P. Diddy in the U.K. and New Zealand) … where was I? Oh yes, the LA Times debacle. So after the story was published, the Smoking Gun did some snooping of their own, and lo and behold, it turns out the LA Times reporter Chuck Philips pulled a Dan Rather.

It turns out Philips was given fake FBI documents implementing Combs err…Diddy. Philips’ source? An un savory character by the name of James Sabatino, who coincidentally, kind of resembles Bobby Hill of The King of the Hill fame.

The paper has caught a lot of heat in the past few hours, and Philips and deputy managing editor Marc Duvoisin has since issued an apology.

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