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Friday Talking Points -- New Speaker's Speaking Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Kevin McCarthy is not worthy. Of using the English language correctly, among other things. Amusingly, though, this will likely not stop him from becoming the next speaker of the House.

Bernie Don't Get No Respect From Media

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Bernie Sanders campaign has received a grand total of eight minutes of coverage -- one-fifth of Bush's time, or one-tenth of Clinton's time (one-twentieth, if you count the scandal coverage). Bernie got roughly the same amount of time as Chris Christie (polling below four percent).

CBS News' Bob Schieffer To Retire This Summer

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.08.2015 | Media

Bob Schieffer, the legendary host of CBS News' political commentary show "Face The Nation" will retire this summer, ending 46 years at the network and...

False Memories: Brian Williams and David Carr

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 04.18.2015 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

Anchors have become the brand, readers, for stories that other producers and reporters uncover. The problem with Brian Williams is that he is a storyteller. The ability to tell a story is very important in every reporter and writer's life. But, Williams did not have the background in reporting and writing to temper his tall tales.

Who Stole Television News?

Joel Silberman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Media
Joel Silberman

They're selling us another war on television. As a Washington media strategist, people ask me, "Who's offering alternatives to war on the Sunday morning news shows?"

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change Gets More Air Time On Some TV News Shows | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– So far, 2014 has seen a renewed interest in climate change on the Sunday morning political talk shows. In just the first six months of...

Brian Williams Tells Tom Brokaw Why Katrina "Still Gets To Me" (VIDEO)

Abi Wright | Posted 08.24.2014 | Media
Abi Wright

In an interview with Tom Brokaw at Columbia Journalism School last Thursday for "The duPont Talks" web interview series, Brian Williams reflected on c...

Kate Sheppard

This Is How Little Time Television News Devotes To Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Climate change got more coverage on broadcast news in 2013 than in the previous few years, but the issue still didn't get nearly as much...

Burgundy, Blockbuster and Broadcast News

Jim Monroe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Jim Monroe

The people who make the programming are distributing more directly to the people who watch it, and cutting out a middleman. And with diminishing audiences for live, prime time shows, local news ratings have plunged. What's a station to do?

The Big Hurrah

Murray Fromson | Posted 10.21.2013 | Media
Murray Fromson

The arrival of Al Jazeera has been a refreshing reminder of what journalism as a whole can do, be it print, on the air or a growing method of digital communication.

New Poll Finds Where Most Americans Find Their News

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media

According to new poll out from Gallup, most Americans consider television their main source of news. Gallup surveyed 2,048 national adults from Ju...

The Colorful Evolution Of Newswomen's Attire | Posted 01.27.2013 | Media

Dresses dangled on the racks at Neiman's and Saks and all Norah O'Donnell needed was a suit....

CBS News Relaunches Website | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media

CBS News has quietly relaunched

The Self Delusion of Broadcast News and the Danger of "Quiet" Bias

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 11.21.2012 | Media
Greta Van Susteren

Brian Williams and Ted Koppel are trying to tell us cable news anchors are biased and network news anchors -- especially those of yesteryear -- are not, or if they are, they don't show it. Really? Network anchors are not biased?

NBC News Specials Chief on the RNC Convention: Our Work is "Around the Edges"

Andy Plesser | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Andy Plesser

TAMPA - The proceedings from podium at the Republican National Convention in Tampa is an "important show," but the work of the networks' journalists h...

Cable News Ratings As Election Indicators II

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.01.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

July ratings are now in and Fox News viewers continue to outnumber the viewers of the three other cable news channels by a tiny margin.

An Expiration Date for the News

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 08.04.2012 | Media
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The transmission of tainted or uninspected data by the news media poses as grave a threat to the health of this democracy as spoiled milk does to American families.

(Video) Sky News Enters the U.S. and Canada via Web Subscription

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Sky News, the U.K.-based global, satellite news channel is avialable in the United States for the first time, via Livestation, the London-based agrega...

Politico Planning Big Slate of Web Video Shows (Video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

WASHINGTON -- Seeing an emerging playing field where Internet delivered video news will eventually be on par with cable, Politico will broadly expand ...

BBC Global News Chief: "Video is Becoming the Mainstay of our Digital Platforms" (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.05.2012 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- As the cost of bandwidth decreases, video is becoming the "mainstay" of the BBC's global news offering via its digital platforms, says Pete...

On the Culture Front: Park Avenue Winter and Broadcast News on DVD

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Park Avenue Winter is an explosion of the senses that is felt from the moment you step through its elegant doors.

Broadcast News: Love, Truth and Television

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2011-01-18-BroadcastNews_image_01.jpgA legendary film captured the battle over the soul of news and the women and men who delivered it.

Movie Review: How Do You Know

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The world is divided between givers and takers - you know who you are - who often get matched up with each other in the same unfortunate ways as the c...

Movie Review: Morning Glory

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Morning Glory is a romantic comedy in all the ways that matter except the most important: It rarely provides the humor it promises. It's like a soufflé that never rises.

LITERARY DEBUT: Filmmaker Albert Brooks Takes Us Into The Near Future | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In his feature films, Albert Brooks has traveled across the country (almost eventually) and to the afterlife, so for his first novel, there was only o...