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Entries by Reese Schonfeld from 03/2011

February Ratings: A Good Month for CNN

| Posted 03.01.2011 | Media

CNN continues to lag behind FoxNews and MSNBC in total viewers. But in February, thanks to the upheaval in Northern Africa, CNN was the only one of th...

Brooks vs. Huntington

| Posted 03.07.2011 | Politics

Brooks concludes that Huntington's "mistakes illustrate useful truths: that all people share certain aspirations and that history is wide open." I know, just from having lived eighty years, that all people do not share certain aspirations.

Bill Clinton or Eliot Spitzer: An Eleventh Anniversary Rumination

| Posted 03.09.2011 | Media

Who do you think is more likely to attract an audience -- the charming, charismatic Clinton, or the mean and menacing Spitzer?

CNN Triumphs (At Least in Most Demographic Categories)

| Posted 03.15.2011 | Media

Last week's news numbers are the most substantial proof I can present that when major news breaks, occasional (non-regular) news viewers still turn to CNN to get the facts.

Journalists, At Risk, Whether They Know It or Not: Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi

| Posted 03.18.2011 | Media

All the journalists in and around the Japanese reactors have put themselves at risk, and they are heroes whether they know it or not.