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Reese Schonfeld

John McLaughlin: A Matter Of Life And Death

Reese Schonfeld | August 24, 2016 | Media
News of John McLaughlin's death last week took me back twenty-seven years to the time when he moderated A Matter of Life and Death, a TV show that Ward Sylvester and I produced that was seen by large audiences in more than 200 television markets.
David Macaray

The Media and Labor's Inferiority Complex

David Macaray | August 24, 2016 | Media
If it were possible for Donald Trump to surgically remove a tiny fragment of his ego, and graft the little bugger onto the personality of organized labor, we would see a dramatic change in the way America's labor unions handle themselves. Instead of behaving clumsily and timidly--instead of looking all...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Medialets Grows Globally While Debunking The Notion That 'Mobile Is Too Hard'

Andy Plesser | August 24, 2016 | Media
One of the bigger anomalies in the digital world is the time that people spend on mobile devices versus the less than 15% of digital ad dollars that are being devoted to mobile. The CEO of WPP Group-owned Medialets attributes this largely to people trying to use desktop computer tools...
Michael Russnow

Why Does Trump Get More TV News Face-Time Than Hillary? She's Out There Campaigning, Too.

Michael Russnow | August 24, 2016 | Media
If the media needs to acknowledge Trump's "changed" demeanor, it must also give Hillary equal time to express her convictions. Only then will there be an opportunity for the clearest comparison.
Dr. Milton Mankoff

Trump And The White Working-Class: Are The Media Telling The Whole Story?

Dr. Milton Mankoff | August 24, 2016 | Politics
While the mass media may note Trump's campaign especially appeals to racists, it invariably ignores the fact these constituents have been key components of the social base pandered to by "mainstream" Republican candidates for local, statewide and national offices since Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential campaign.
Eric Boehlert

In The Name Of Optics, Beltway Press Renews Its War On The Clinton Foundation

Eric Boehlert | August 24, 2016 | Media
It's almost like someone posed a collective challenge to the press: Try to turn landmark charitable giving into a bad-news story for the Clintons.
George Lakoff

Understanding Trump's Use Of Language

George Lakoff | August 24, 2016 | Politics
Some in the media have called Trump's speeches "word salad." Some commentators have even attributed his language use to "early Alzheimer's," citing "erratic behavior" and "little regards for social conventions." I don't believe it.
Michele Willens

FACE IT: Remember Privacy?

Michele Willens | August 24, 2016 | Media
I once wrote an article asking why folks in crisis constantly go on news or talk shows to discuss it. Bottom line: if they hear it on television, if Oprah blesses them, so to speak, it means it really happened.
Melinda Gates

Computers Are For Girls, Too

Melinda Gates | August 24, 2016 | Impact
The gross underrepresentation of women in computer science is not just a problem for the girls who are left out. It's a problem for all of us, because we're not benefitting from the creativity girls have to offer.
Sarah Pike

Engaged Voters Are Internet-Connected Voters

Sarah Pike | August 23, 2016 | Politics
That's a big portion of voters that many local politicians are missing. And for those low-income, limited-access groups who prioritize social media, those platforms may be one of the only venues they have to get involved with local politics.
David Helvarg

Frank Ocean Versus The Real Ocean

David Helvarg | August 23, 2016 | Green
Our increasingly urbanized celebrity-driven culture and corporate ratings-driven news media are reducing people's awareness of how essential the seas are to our economy, national security, and yes, survival.
Sarah Illingworth

A Changing Media: Crisis Or Opportunity?

Sarah Illingworth | August 23, 2016 | Media
The way in which truth and fact are conjured is once again evolving, and who and what qualifies as the media is being redefined.
Llewellyn King

How John McLaughlin Blew Up Television Talk Shows

Llewellyn King | August 22, 2016 | Media
Thirty-four years ago, a former Jesuit priest threw an incendiary device into the world of televised political talk shows. He was John McLaughlin, host of "The McLaughlin Group," who has died at the age of 89.
Marty Kaplan

Trump's Crocodile Contrition And The Cynicism Of A Political Pivot

Marty Kaplan | August 22, 2016 | Politics
When insiders speculate whether the Trump pivot has at long last arrived, what they're really asking is whether Trump has the discipline to maintain the masquerade that he's changed.
Lan Anh Vu

How I Got There: Evan Davis

Lan Anh Vu | August 22, 2016 | Media
Davis joined the BBC in 1993 as a general economics correspondent for news programmes. He then served as economics editor at Newsnight from 1997 to 2001, before going on to become the BBC economics editor.
Michelangelo Signorile

No, Peter Thiel Didn't Win Any War Against 'Outing' -- And He Never Will

Michelangelo Signorile | August 23, 2016 | Queer Voices
Sexual orientation is about who you are, how you see the world and how you identify, not about your private sexual activity. And if you are public about it as a public person to a wide circle, it should be something reportable.
Bill Blum

What The Media Isn't Telling You About Clinton and Trump's Shared Conflict Of Interest

Bill Blum | August 22, 2016 | Politics
The only ways Clinton and Trump could truly deflect conflict-of-interest scandals would be for the former to close down the Clinton Foundation, and for Trump to hold one giant IPO for his holdings. But even if they did, neither would pose a challenge to corporate dominance.
William Bradley

Hillary Clinton's Gauntlet: Emerging Trouble Spots And The Trump Turnaround

William Bradley | August 22, 2016 | Media
Hillary Clinton has a very challenging gauntlet to run in order to win a presidential race that so many in the media imagine to be in the bag.
Mark Green

"The New Trump"? Or is Character Destiny? (See "The New Nixon")

Mark Green | August 21, 2016 | Politics
Trump begins the week with the WSJ urging the RNC to cut him loose if he can't turn around his floundering campaign by Labor Day...and ends it with the Bannon-Manafort shuffle. Cooke & Lamarche laugh off the chance he can stop scratching his attention-getting-disorder itch. GOP prospects Nov. 9?
Paul Abrams

Meet The Press's Chuck Todd Will 'Disqualify' Most Republican Congressional Candidates

Paul Abrams | August 22, 2016 | Media
In the debate between Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D-KY) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Grimes said her vote for president in 2012 was private and personal, and did not disclose for whom she voted. That was too much for Todd.
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