Richard Ben Cramer's book about the 1988 presidential campaign -- What It Takes -- was a classic about the psychology and talents required to climb the greasy pole. Time to update it in this political year.
While the news media has recently begun to question Trump hard on his ideas and question the very premise of Trump as a presidential candidate, the turn toward responsibility may be too late.
The television news business is a business (and so are newspapers). The idea here is to sell advertising, first and last. And advertising responds to big audiences. The bigger the audience, the more you can charge. That's all there is to it.
Social influencers have become the fastest-growing area of communications, dominating the social space and fundamentally changing what we understand about purchasing power.
News media in India and across the globe are paying attention, with coverage of early and child marriage expanding rapidly in recent years. Unfortunately, some of these stories present child marriage in ways that create misunderstanding at best.
The time is long overdue to re-imagine the very concept of fame. Enough with the vapid "fame for the sake of fame" corporate manufactured "stars," who appear out of nowhere to hog up the public airwaves and divert attention from the vital issues threatening our democracy and planet.
In three weeks, the broadcast networks will unveil their programming plans for next season. CBS, as always, will proclaim yet another seasonal win at its annual presentation at Carnegie Hall in New York City (on May 18).