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My Fantasy Team Has Erectile Dysfunction: Mistakes of Sports Marketers

Greg Portell | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Greg Portell

In simple terms, advertisers buying more media and investing fewer resources in less glamorous execution capabilities. As the dollars continue to climb and financial questions become more pointed, advertisers will need to account for their decisions.

7 Top Tips for When You Start Using the New Periscope App Plus My Favorite Broadcaster of the Week!

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology
Sky Mandala Marcano

My number one tip for you is, if you really want to start broadcasting on Periscope but feel nervous, start today!

Sorry Baseball Fans, But Vin Scully Will Miss The MLB Postseason

AP | Justin Block | Posted 10.09.2015 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully won't be calling any games in the baseball playoffs after undergoing a medical procedure...

'Live' Murders in Virginia Show Need for Greater Training of Journalists Before They Go 'On-Air'

Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Media
Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D.

Joe Little of ABC Channel 10 News in San Diego had it right. He saw no need for media analysis when it came to Vester Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, who murdered two people and injured a third on air as his camera rolled. He quickly sent the footage to social media.

Watch: Bay Area Newsrooms Get An On-Air Jolt During 4.0 Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Media

San Franciscans watching the morning news got a startling wake-up when a 4.0 earthquake in Piedmont, California, sent a jolt through Bay Area new...

"We Are All Broadcasters": Q&A with Michelle Gielan on Her New Book, Broadcasting Happiness

Pam Stucky | Posted 08.11.2015 | Books
Pam Stucky

From the moment I started reading Broadcasting Happiness, I was filled with questions about the concepts and ideas Michelle was sharing. I was delighted to have the chance to ask her a few questions about new book, below. Thank you so much, Michelle, for your time!

5 Reasons Broadcasters Need Real Digital Strategies Now

Jim Monroe | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Jim Monroe

Last week was hard on media stocks. For a couple of days it looked like the dire warnings about cord-cutting and millennial TV viewing had proven out.

Broadcasting Just Got Sexy Again

Jim Monroe | Posted 07.17.2015 | Media
Jim Monroe

Networks will always act in their own best interest. Aggregators will come and go. But digital television is already becoming a huge business. In fact it's going to be the primary business, so stations must focus on building that business in a way they can control well into the future.

Cable TV Disconnect, Smart TV and Consumer Choice

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Cable television systems thumbed noses at Senator John McCain's call a couple of years ago for unbundled content options, but consumers have responded to a wider marketplace of real-time choices and technologies.

Silent Treatment

Jim Moret | Posted 07.14.2015 | Media
Jim Moret

My doctor said I was like a major league pitcher being put on the disabled list. I'm not an athlete. I am a broadcaster, but the analogy was not lost on me. My voice is my tool and it was rendered temporarily useless.

Media Ethics: Whose Standards?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Broadcast media are under intense pressure, given tight deadlines, security threats, competition and shrinking budgets. The key challenges are: How do we define media ethics and who sets the standards when the journalism of terror is becoming the new normal?

Broadcast Meet Tackles Terrorism, Policies, Challenges

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.01.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A conference aimed at mitigating hate speech, radicalism, and violence that plague Arab broadcast media took the bull by the horns this week amid heated debate on freedom and government controls.

Top 3 Business Lessons From Mayweather-Pacquiao

Greg Portell | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Greg Portell

The latest 'fight of the century' ended as many have before - collective viewer boredom followed by calls for a rematch. Despite its oftentimes unmatched hype, boxing frequently delivers disappointing end products.

Can TV Save Local Media?

Jim Monroe | Posted 05.02.2015 | Media
Jim Monroe

Is it inevitable that TV stations suffer the same fate as their print counterparts? Will they too slash newsroom staffs, rely more and more on syndicated, national content and let advertisers encroach on editorial?

Adjusting the Frequency: Women Take to the Airwaves

UN Women | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
UN Women

. The discussion revolves around key questions: how has the women's causes changed; are women accessing decision-making roles; are they more equal today?

Why Hollywood Can't Beat This True Story

Mona Friis Bertheussen | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment
Mona Friis Bertheussen

Is there really such a thing as a coincidence? Or is there something in life, working behind the scenes to bring every story together? I did not set out to answer this question. I just followed my fascination with a strange and beautiful story from China, about twin sisters surprisingly reunited by a red dress.

Reed Hastings Is an Optimist

Jim Monroe | Posted 01.31.2015 | Media
Jim Monroe

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has predicted the death of broadcasting. That may come as a relief to many of today's broadcast executives who will be well into retirement by then. But if he is giving TV stations another 16 years, his outlook is downright rosy.

World Cup Broadcasts: The Middle East's Opportunity to Miss an Opportunity

James Dorsey | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

Pricing by Qatari entities holding World Cup rights for the Middle East and North Africa, including Al Jazeera's belN Sports channel, puts broadcasts beyond the reach of many football fans in the region.

AM Broadcasters Must Fight for Survival or Be Forced Over the 'Buffalo Jump'

Fred Lundgren | Posted 08.02.2014 | Media
Fred Lundgren

Figuratively speaking, AM radio faces a similar fate. Like the Bison, a certain number of AM stations are driven over the cliff each year but unlike the Native Americans, the FCC doesn't care enough to sustain the remaining herd.

Save Georgia State University's Student-Run Radio Station

Adam Goldstein | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Adam Goldstein

If you know anything about Album 88, you know why the Georgia State University administration waited until the morning of Tuesday, May 6, to announce that, like thieves in the dead of night, they had stolen more than half of one of the most important voices in radio and sold it for pennies.

Three Questions About the Aereo Supreme Court Case That Desperately Need Answers

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Elyssa Pachico

It's now up to the SCOTUS to answer what's arguably the most important Aereo question of all: What's the future of TV going to look like?

A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Joseph Braude

More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.

Hernan Lopez on Spanish Language TV and FOX International Channels | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Hernan Lopez, President & CEO of FOX International Channels, speaks with me about the continued rise of Spanish language television and the worldwid...

My Worst On-Air Mistakes

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Media
Maureen Anderson

It's standard in broadcasting. You start in a small market and work your way up to big cities. I'm the reason. People like me, anyway. We weren't born smooth. We need a lower-stakes environment where we can polish our rough edges.

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?